Seven Steps of Kung Fu (1979)

Posted in Reviews by - June 03, 2015
Seven Steps of Kung Fu (1979)

There’s trouble brewing in a sleepy Chinese village. The Five Hand Gang are assembling, much to the chagrin of Master Li (Ga Hoi), who doesn’t care much for the gang and uses his plucky kung fu pupil Tiger (Ricky Cheng) for a spot of reconnaissance work. The baddies are in league with a governmental traitor played by Chen Shan in white hair and robes, so Li teaches Tiger the Seven Steps style (a sort of Snake Fist hybrid which requires Tiger to walk on his hands and crush eggs in a field) to methodically start picking off the gang one by one, before a blistering two-on-one encounter with the top dog. The acrobatics from debuting leading man Ricky Cheng are refreshing and Tommy Lee’s sterling choreography lifts a somewhat routine yarn.

AKA: Kung Fu of Seven Steps; Kung Fu of 7 Steps; Shaolin Raider Of Death; Shaolin Raiders Of Death; 7 Steps of Kung Fu

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  • Chris

    Is Chen Shan doing Pak Mei?

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