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The Seventh Curse (1986)

Yuan Zhen-Xia yu Wei Si-Li (original title)
A young heroic cop in the jungle of Thailand attempts to rescue a beautiful girl from being sacrificed to the "Worm Tribe" she belongs to. As a result, the cop is damned with seven "Blood ... See full summary »

Director:

Ngai Choi Lam

Writers:

Jing Wong (screenplay), Kai-Chi Yuen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Wei (as Chow Yun Fat)
Siu-Ho Chin ... Dr. Yuan Chen-Hsieh
Maggie Cheung ... Tsai-Hung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Boyle Ken Boyle ... The Professor
Hung Chen Hung Chen
Bing-Chuen Cheung Bing-Chuen Cheung
Kwok-Keung Choi Kwok-Keung Choi
Yuen Chor ... Chu
Joyce Godenzi
Shu-Yuan Hsu Shu-Yuan Hsu
Sibelle Hu ... Su
Hsin Nan Hung
Farlie Ruth Kordica Farlie Ruth Kordica
Yasuaki Kurata ... Captain Ho
Chi Tai Lam Chi Tai Lam
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A young heroic cop in the jungle of Thailand attempts to rescue a beautiful girl from being sacrificed to the "Worm Tribe" she belongs to. As a result, the cop is damned with seven "Blood Curses" which burst through his leg periodically. When the seventh bursts, he will die, but Betsy, the beauty he saved stops the curse with an antidote that lasts only one year, so on the advice of Wisely (Chow yun Fat) he heads back to Thailand to find a permanent cure. Action ensues as the cop and cohorts battle the evil sorcerer of the Worm Tribe, a hideous bloodthirsty baby like creature and "Old Ancestor," a skeleton with glowing blue eyes that transforms into a monster that is a cross between Rodan and Alien. Written by Chris rutkowski <rcd1215@mail.purduenc.edu>

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Action | Horror

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Mandarin

Release Date:

17 October 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

This film has at least 3 different endings in every of its release. In the original theatrical release, after the monster-killing climax, there's another by-the-pool-party scene (same pool as seen in the beginning of the film, but is supposed to be another party) in which Maggie Cheung's character (kind of) makes up with Dr Yuen. Then we cut to the original party scene that starts off the movie with Dr Yuen, Wisely, Ai Hong (Ni Kuang - the real author of the two pulp-novel series) and a bunch of beautiful girls. As the author finishes telling the movie's story to the girls, one of them asks if he has another adventure story to tell. The author replies, "Well, we have to see what exciting adventures Dr Yuen and Wisely are going to have." The two main characters come into frame, toast and finish their drink. Freeze frame and comes the music and end credits. In the first video release available in Hong Kong during the late 1980s-early 1990s, the last two scenes were completely cut out, so as the very last close-up of Bachu, the native girl. Instead it is replaced with a two-shot of her and her lover, while the end credits rolls halfly over its freeze frame, halfly over black. Also in that video release, the native girl's nude scenes were partly censored with the explicit body parts blacked out to make the film more "family-oriented". In the DVD edition, the second last scene in the original theatrical release is cut out, whilst the final scene is retained but with end credits rolling over. The original dialogues are replaced with the ending music. One would suspect the reason for the last two scene being cut out in later releases is because they drag on for quite a while, though narratively it is not a bad attempt as the two scenes mirror the beginning of the movie. See more »

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Strange movie that has its moments
8 August 1999 | by gerrytwoSee all my reviews

In this collection of three horror stories, Chow Yun Fat is one of two storytellers at a dinner party, recounting his experiences. The last story, dealing with a gruesome creature that attacks him and the group he is with, has some scarey moments. This story goes over the top as the creature is killed in an explosive splatter of blood and flesh. The first story of the three involves a police siege at a hospital. It has a few tense moments but ends up going nowhere. The frame work of the stories, a party that goes on between episodes, is strange. People laughing and having a good time as either Chow or his associate discuss death, horrible creatures and gruesome events. This Golden Harvest production does nothing to enhance Chow Yun Fat's reputation. Not to end this review on a negative note, the special effects are well done.


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