Seven To One (1973) Polly Shang Kwan actioner | Yasuaki Kurata
original Taiwanese/Chinese title NU YING XIONG FEI
CHE DUO BAO [Female
Hero: Knight's Treasure Gambit]
director: Chang Hou
starring: Polly Shang Kwan · Yasuaki Kurata · Chung-Lien
Chou · Steve Lee Ka Ting · Siu-Lung Leung
Polly Shang Kwan (here under the name Shuangkuen Ling Fung) plays a young
woman obsessed with getting vengeance after the death of her father. Ting
Cha-Fung finds herself the constant target of violent attacks as she begins
investigating her dad's murder at the hands of thugs during a jewel robbery.
They had been looking for a rare diamond in his possession. But before
dying, he passed it to one of his friends. Now Ting - with the help of
street fighter Ling Chien - is looking for it and her father's killers.
the most notable aspect of this movie is the abundance of action. Fight
scenes pop up every five minutes or so, typically featuring Polly Kwan
as she takes on an endless supply of thugs (including legendary martial
artist Steve Lee Ka Ting). The SEVEN TO ONE title
is a bit misleading because she is sometimes aided by Japanese karate
champ Yasuaki Karata [playing Ling Chien, a nightclub singer (!) with
martial arts skills].
the soundtrack, critic
Zeni from East Side Stories writes: "The musical score
is quite nice and varied, going from sharp guitar riffs to the most experimental
electronic delirium." But, in actuality, none of it is composed for
this film. Rather, the music is a somewhat jarring collection of '70s
rock including Hocus Pocus by Focus, Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vidaand Make It With You by Bread.
Taiwanese/Chinese film in English language, (85 minutes), fullscreen in
encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected theatrical trailers.