Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Seven Steps of Kung Fu|
Actors: Barry Chan, Tien-chi Cheng, Shan Chen, Fei Lung, Lung Tang
Director: Hua Chung Ting
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Sports
The long awaited classic is finally available! This film has the most quotable lines in the genre! A HUGE fan favorite shown for the first time in its UNCUT version.
Seven Steps of Kung Fu
Minister Dixon | 10/08/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Although this flick overall has some great fighting scenes and talented individuals, there are a few reasons I would tell you to not waste your time buying this: 1) The sound quality is totally crappy, 2) the picture is just as crappy - maybe more, 3) the picture pauses for no reason at all somewhere in the middle, all you will see is a freeze-frame, 4) In the part where you really needed to know what was going on, they forgot to dub in the English. If you understand Chinese or Manderin this would not be a major issue to you - but I don't and 4) VideoAsia is behind releasing this garbage. They can't edit, overdub, or do anything else right. Other people have had bad experiences with their garbage and I guess I'm the next victim. I'm in the process now of sending this garbage back for a refund. Now if it came out under Martial Arts Theater - I've had pretty good experiences with their DVDs, then perhaps I will purchase it again. Also, if you are thinking about going to Ebay to purchase this particular DVD, stay away from MovieMars. Although MovieMars has some great DVD selections and many of thier DVDs are actually of great quality (especially the Martial Arts Theater sets), Seven Steps of Kung Fu was trasferred to DVD horribly. I'm not sure if MovieMars knows this!
I've been watching kung fu movies since the 80's and I know crap when I see it - and this is it!!!!!! If you want to waste your money and your time, then by all means get this one. Somehow watching a classic with horrible editing, overdubbing, sound, picture quality etc. just kind of kills the enjoyment of it all. Real kung fu fans can understand this!"
Super classic!!!Hidden moves!!!!
F. Sison | Baltimore,MD. | 05/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"PLEASE ignore the other reviewer for he knows not what he watches.......
This film played for 12 weeks on 42nd st. when it first came out.
Had the honor to see this in Brixton UK during `late nite' showing at the Elephant Theatre back in the good old days.
It was nothing short of a spiritual uplifting to rival any gospel choir!
Watch out for the White Haired man's famous `hook technique!
And then there's the splits!!!
The theatre was screaming `one more! one more!' and damned if he didn't give us one more!!
Get this and enjoy!!!"
Top 50 classic of all-time
Minister Dixon | 05/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"to start this off this does have some indescrepencies like the beginning the cast credits just disappear and your just looking at chinese scenery for fun and the underdubbing but it has some greta lines in this movie. and plus this film was directed by the kid who played ko fang in iron swallow co-satrring the beuatiful and tough kung fu queen judy lee aka chia ling and the fight choreography was done by tommy lee (a personal favorite of mine for fight choreogrphers).
this story starts off as a ruthless general and crime boss (chen shan) of a dreaded clan by the name of the "5 hands gang". the 5 hands gang (lung fei, barry chan, tommy lee, wong chi sang and a female actor) meet at on the member's house. then a mischievious young man by the name of young tiger (ricky chi tien chee) discovers a valuable metal after one member drops it (tommy lee). so he practices with it hanging from a fighting pole and then his master li san pei (chia kai) discovers it and automatically recognizes it and was shocked that he caught up with them so fast. so later tommy lee discovers his metal is missing and they find out that it was the young boy who finds and li is his master. so the spearman (wong chi sang) pays a visit to young tiger's house and they duel it out and young tiger kills him. li san pei shows up and tells him he should hide elsewhere and he'll investigate only to be ambushed by the rest of the gang and he miraculously survives the attack and later escapes to young tiger's hideout. he recovers and they master the art of the "7 step style" (1 of the finest training sequences ive ever seen with a little high speed action). then the female member discovers their hideout and she later gets ambushed and they make her realize that she's a traitor so she tells them everything. so 1 by 1 they ambush the rest of the gang starting with barry chan, then tommy lee. then in 1 seen where the english dubs turn into mandarin or cantonese li san pei takes on lung fei's character but he is spared in this movie and turns good. and young tiger takes on 2 lamas that carries out lung fei's and the general's orders on a scroll which is valuable to stopping the general's devious plans. then li san pei uses the metals they collected to distract the general from reaching his destination and then the fun starts with the final fight scene between 2 greatly talented and kung fu masters in chia kai and shen chan then ricky chi tien chee hops into the action making it kinda corny but still fun to watch. a underrated and underappreciated classic that should be in your top 50 indeed.
favorite scenes: chia kai vs. lung fei, ricky chi tien chee vs. wong chi sang, ricky chi tien chee and chia kai's training sequence and of course the final battle. and chia kai steals the show in this one and he is labeled the lee van cleef of martial arts films but most of everything he's been in he's been underused. i am a big fan of his because of this movie and his acting ability is ill too"
Not a good movie, but with my favorite movie martial artist
morgoth | omaha, NE | 05/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I should give it a 3, but good fights all around and an AWESOME final scene give it a kung fu 5.
Now the kids review deserves to be the only review on here. I bought this based on one guys comments of how he saw this in the theatre and everybody was screaming for the hook technique one more time and damned if he didnt't give it to us one more time!!!
I really got a feeling of what it would have been like to see the hot the cool the viscuos on the big screen. But this movie hliterally has fight after fight. Nowlike i said, that kid below should have the only review on here, he did an awesome job. i know these guys names like the back of my hand but he was able to spot tommy lee in this and a bunhc of guys that I have never even heard of he knew exactly who they are. But most importantly he knows who chen shan is(aka shen chan, chang shan). This is only the 4th movie I have EVER seen him in. The others are five fighters from shaolin, shaloin vs. lama, and shaolin strikes back. Most people know him as the badass tibetan lama from shaolin vs. lama. Now he is absolutely unrecognizeable in this, until he fights, don't try to pull the wool over my eyes. he has a move in the final scene when he goes down to do the splits, and 2 people attack him, he is fighting with both WHILE HE IS COMING UP FROM THE SPLITS.
Don't try to imagine but you will see. So the story is pretty dreary. A kid and his teacher have to take out this gang. And ALL the fights are good. Lung Fei is especially good. But the final fight is UNBELIEVABLE.
AND KID WHO REVIEWED THIS BEFORE ME, IS TONG LONG IN THIS?? I DIDN'T SEE HIM, HE IS THE GUY WHO WAS BRUCE;S VROTHER IN GAME OF DEATH 2. CAN YOU PLEASE POINT HIM OUT TO ME.
So the pictrue quality is kind of bad. No real distortion, just really faded. And it does cut into the chinese dub for dialogue for 20 seconds, but you could tell it was a stupid part. IT IS widescreened which was very nice. Some other comments said it would not play? I have 7 dvd players and I tried them all so I could comment here and the dvd played fine at all. I got this for 9.99 and have to say that you should not pay over like 7 for it. 1 for each step.