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Liu he qian shou (1979)

Defeated in a match at Shaolin, Wu Kung wanders China till he finds his own temple and style of fighting: Tang Sao Do Karate. Years later, student and ninth successor, Hsi Man Kwong ... See full summary »

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Kuen Yeung

Writers:

Shao-Kuan Wen, Dan Ng (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cliff Lok ... (as Tung Chin)
Pan Pan Yeung ... Ting's Daughter
Phillip Ko ... Sze (as Fei Ko)
Ying-Chieh Han ... Ting Ah-lung
Pomson Shi Pomson Shi
Goon-Hung Lee Goon-Hung Lee ... (as Kwoon Hung Lee)
Casanova Wong ... (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lau Chan
Te-Hsin Chao Te-Hsin Chao
Hsiu Chung Chen Hsiu Chung Chen
Yao Lin Chen
Chok Chow Cheung
Kam Cheung
Chi Ling Chiu
Yi-Sheng Han ... (as Yi-sheng Han)
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Storyline

Defeated in a match at Shaolin, Wu Kung wanders China till he finds his own temple and style of fighting: Tang Sao Do Karate. Years later, student and ninth successor, Hsi Man Kwong challenges and crumbles all the Chinese kung fu schools in the area.

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fighting | martial arts | See All (2) »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

3 June 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Duel of the Seven Tigers See more »

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Production Co:

Goldig Film Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

All UK versions were cut by 8 seconds. This includes removal of the eye gouging. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) See more »

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Liu he qian shou: Better than I expected
24 August 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I'm not one for martial art films, yes the fight scenes can be impressive but they tend to lack substance.

The reason I watched this is that it's supposedly a remake of the outstanding Seven Samurai (1954) and to an extent I can see how but very loosely.

Long story short it tells the story of an evil dojo master and the attempts at stopping him. In order to do so seven martial artists are recruited for the final battle against a guy whose name I wouldn't even begin to try to pronounce.

The fight scenes are well above par, but in that comedic over the top way. In fact everything is over the top and the fight scenes aren't where the comedy ends. The film isn't advertised as such so I was a bit taken back how funny it was (Both intentional and unintentional).

It's well constructed, frantic lengthy action and a few laughs so credit where credit is due. It's not exactly a loyal adaptation of Seven Samurai but at least it resembles it to some extent.

For a movie from a genre I dislike this is passable stuff.

The Good:

Incredible choreography

Quite funny in places

The Bad:

Silly sound effects

Unintentionally hilarious

Baffling sudden ending

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

A kick to the hip can make your mouth bleed

7 good guys against 1 bad isn't a great dynamic


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