Seven Spirit Pagoda (1976)
Reviewed by: calros on 2007-05-20
Summary: Mediocre adventure
When the Emperor and almost all his family are killed by a traitorous minister, his son (Lam Kwong-Jung) swears revenge. The prince and a few loyal guards fee pursued by the minister's troops and in the run they must give their life to save the prince, who is lethally poisoned. Only the two daughters of the killed loyal captain of the royal guard can save his life. One of the girls (Chu Feng) must get the antidote, which is in the upper floor of a Shaolin Pagoda. But first she must pass 7 trials against 7 monks who are in the 7 floors of the 7 Spirit Pagoda. This should be the best part of the movie, but the tests are not very original. Lam does a hilarious part, first when he is severely ill by the poison and later when he pretends to be a cute dancing lady. The problem is that they are supposedly serious scenes.
Reviewer Score: 3