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Terry C
01-14-2012, 07:20 AM
Yuan Zhen-Xia yu Wei Si-Li

So who else loves this bat shit crazy film with Chow Yun Fat and Maggie Cheung?!?!?!

It's about a cop (Siu-hou Chin) who has to travel to Thailand stop this curse that was put on him along with a beautiful girl Betsy (Sau-Lai Tsui) by an evil sorcerer (Elvis Tsui). This also features a skeleton fight that ranks up there with A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 and Jason and the Argonauts, along with creature that looks like the Alien... only if it could fly!

I wouldn't recommend reading the IMDB plot as it gives too much away, but just go see this blazing badassary for yourself. The film is only about 77 minutes long and 90% of it is action!



http://twitchfilm.com/featured/Seventh-Curse-main.jpg

Alex K.
01-14-2012, 04:37 PM
And it's by the director of The Story of Ricky.

Ian Jane
01-15-2012, 01:25 PM
I saw this a few years ago and really liked it. Haven't watched it since (I'm 99% sure I borrowed the old R3 DVD from Noland!) but would gladly check it out again. I don't think this ever got a domestic DVD release, did it? Next time I do the DDD House thing I should snag it.

Robin Bougie
01-16-2012, 05:32 AM
It's one of those movies I read about when I first started getting fairly knowledgeable about HK films -- in the book that I considered to be the bible of the genre: Thomas Weisser's ASIAN CULT CINEMA. He absolutely loved it, which made me want to see it. I remember very distinctly him writing about Chow "blowing the hell out of a creature with a rocket launcher", and a creature "ripping the head off a victim and drinking blood from the stump".

Forgot to keep looking after a while, though. So thanks for the reminder!

sukebanboy
10-11-2012, 09:35 PM
And it's by the director of The Story of Ricky.

All you need to know right there!!!!

Watched this again last night...

I was also impressed by Chow Yun Fat's channeling of Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes!!!

It is from a time where the plot didn't really have to make sense...the kinetic almost non-stop action was most important......Not sure why CHOW did this one though???...It's short, mad, all over the place and full of action = an enjoyable movie!!

Ian Jane
10-12-2012, 09:51 AM
This is now pretty hard to find. When this thread started way back when I went looking for it, it's long oop.

sukebanboy
10-12-2012, 10:21 AM
Some here...but a bit pricey!!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00000JMOW/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=all

and you can buy the VCD here..

http://www.yesasia.com/global/the-seventh-curse-hong-kong-version/4095-0-0-0-en/info.html

Here's what you are missing...isn't that the suit from AvsP??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j-3VmxwNyg&feature=related

Ian Jane
10-12-2012, 10:49 AM
I've got a DVD-R of the long OOP Tai Seng 1st release but I understand that the Fortune Star remastered version looks better.

That clip makes me smile.

sukebanboy
10-12-2012, 11:18 AM
I didnt even realise FORTUNE STAR had remastered this one.....

That clip takes me back tot he mad mad days of HK movies and CAT 3 shenanigans...a very happy time to be a DVD collector!!!

Ian Jane
10-12-2012, 11:23 AM
Agreed. When the format first hit and all those cheap low quality discs were coming out of places like DDDhouse, I was going nuts. I still have a lot of those old discs. I get kind of nostalgic for them.

sukebanboy
10-12-2012, 11:53 AM
Agreed. When the format first hit and all those cheap low quality discs were coming out of places like DDDhouse, I was going nuts. I still have a lot of those old discs. I get kind of nostalgic for them.

Quality was ropey on the best of them....but yeah, getting a big order in from DDDHOUSE for peanuts where a lot were surprising blind buys was an amazing time to be DVD collector...Bunman, Dr Lamb, J Chan movies, ....all kinds of genre that had a wild, uncontrollable atmosphere to them...many happy hours sitting through unknown clasics like TIGER ON BEAT or SEVENTH CURSE, STORY OF RIKKI...and not having seen ANYTHING like them before...or after.....

SEVENTH CURSE was a grand WTF movie..and a good double bill with STORY OF RIKKI OH!!

Roderick
10-12-2012, 12:02 PM
I picked this one up years ago and never got around to watching it. I should fix that. I think I have the Fortune Star release.

Ian Jane
10-12-2012, 12:04 PM
If you watch it and hate it late me know!

sukebanboy
10-12-2012, 06:32 PM
If you watch it and hate it late me know!

I can smell a cunning plan from Mr Jane!!!:biggrin:

Dom D
10-12-2012, 06:40 PM
I first came across TSC on late night SBS. I had a terrible flu or some kind of uncommon cold with a massive temperature and couldn't sleep. TSC fit right into my delirium at the time though for years afterwards I almost wondered if I imagined the film until I found it on a HK DVD.

The problem with the Hong Kong DVD imports from Asia is that the subtitles are so ropey. They make the films out to be even stupidier than they are and even if it's clear what's going on they really do lower the percieved quality of what your watching. How hard is it to find someone who speaks English to write your subtitles?

Paul L
10-13-2012, 04:06 PM
I picked this one up years ago and never got around to watching it. I should fix that. I think I have the Fortune Star release.
Ditto here. I think my DVD's from Tai Seng, but I could be wrong. It's at the back of the wardrobe somewhere, along with most of my Cat III stuff - away from the kids' eyes.

Randy G
10-18-2012, 06:21 AM
This was enjoyable but somehow doesn't quite reach the insane levels of the likes of Boxer's Omen.

Ian Jane
10-18-2012, 09:49 AM
This was enjoyable but somehow doesn't quite reach the insane levels of the likes of Boxer's Omen.

Not many films do. Seeding of a Ghost comes damn close though.

sukebanboy
10-20-2012, 06:11 AM
I was always amazed how bat-shit crazy some of the HK movies got back in the day....and did they actually PLAN to make them like that...or is it just the way they turned out...hard to make a bat-shit crazy film actually work and be entertaining..but they were masters!!

Roderick
10-21-2012, 11:37 PM
I dug out my copy of the Fortune Star DVD this weekend and finally checked it out. The disc looks decent, but the subs are pretty wonky at times. The flick is not as consistently insane as I would have liked, but whenever Old Ancestor and Little Ghost are causing havoc it's pretty brilliant. The Buddha temple set and action sequence are also great. Recommended. (Sorry, Ian.)

Ian Jane
10-22-2012, 09:43 AM
That's ok - glad you dug it.