Seven To One (HK 1976)

Rating: **
Cast: Polly Shang Kwan, Yasuaki Kurata

Holy crap! This movie is a hoot! Not at all what I was expecting, this is a mid 1970's contemporary kung fu flick starring a hip and sexy Polly Shang Kwan, complete with flare polyester pants and platform shoes. She is seeking revenge for her father's murder, and is constantly on the run from the villain's hooligans who want her dead. Suave Yasuaki Kurata shows up to help her in his tight white jeans, brown cordouroy jacket, and matching ascot, and together the two of them go up against the baddies. The fighting is excellent and plentiful, and even more entertaining because of the hideous fashion sense of the combatants. For more laughs, throw in a crazy late 1960's early 1970's rock 'n' roll music score including songs by Bread, Cream, and even Pink Floyd! The film also features one of the lamest car chases in cinematic history and probably the most unexpected line of dialog I've ever heard (besides Darth Vader's infamous "No, I am your father" in "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) ). Polly Shang Kwan is AWESOME. Her street fighting is top notch, she's ultra cute, and bad to the bone. This film is just plain old good stupid fun.