7 Grand Masters
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The 70's old school classic, widescreen with extras! An old kung fu master sets out on a journey to test his masterful fighting skills against other masters for one last time before retiring. Along the way, a young rascal persuades the old master to accept him as his final student. The young man excels and quickly becomes proficient in kung fu. When he reveals a shocking challenge and a dark, deadly secret, the final showdown is set between student and master! Fight choreography by Corey Yuen (The Transporter)
5 Stars! Still a film favorite among kung fu fans around the globe. --Essential Guide To Hong Kong MoviesSee all Editorial Reviews
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i have seen over 200 Kung-Fu flicks...im not into the flying around with wires and cutting walls in half with 1 punch flicks.
but what i do like is the old school hardcore/hard working flicks...
(drunken master 1,shaolin vs wu-tang,prodigal son,snake and crane arts of shaolin etc etc..)
this movie,IMO if you want to see one of the best fight scenes ever created is for you.
the part where Jack Long meets the guy who was so determined to have him assasinated and Jack Long shows up bare fisted,but yet his rival has a whole weapon rack that he uses against him....Jack Long uses each weapon against him until there is no others.
this is my favorite fight scene. i dont think any movie will ever match it,the pure skill and precision ( on the original version) is just amazing...no string,no flying just pur hardcore fight seens.
the only other movie that i can honestly compare it with is the end fight seen in drunken master 1.
this is a must have for any collector.
the basic story is Jack Long has to go fight all the 7 masters of the regions to show to his secret rival that he does deserve the title as the grandmaster...each fight just shows how bad ass he is but he was never that popular as an actor,but my favorit with jackie chan being the second.
my favorite movie of all time.
The fights are amazing. Some fights are true martials arts (just to see who is the best with no intention to hurt the other person), some are real fights, some are ambush/brawls. With the different styles, the different masters, the weapons used, and then a story to wrap them together, this becomes such a great sampling of the way it should have been done back then.
The rest has been said in other reviews. Buy it if you like, or are interested in, classic kung fu.
This movie is great. We all know Kung Fu movies typically have plots you skip after the first viewing, since they are a) convoluted b) corny as hell or c) stupid. 7 Grandmasters, however, doesn't suffer this pitfall; it has a minimalist storyline that's somewhat archetypal and fun to follow (especially when they use visual comparisons in fights between the new student and the Master). You know exactly what's going on, and enjoy the journeys of the two main characters.
Mainly, though, Jack Long steals the show. You have to expect great things from the brother of Ghostface Killer, and he doesn't disappoint. His martial and acrobatic skills are awesome to behold, and his dignified presence as a confident and reserved Grandmaster of Kung Fu is iconic.
Even if you think Kung Fu movies are all kitschy crap, try this out. You'll at least enjoy some of the great coreography. And if you're a kung fu addict, this is as good as they get.