The Seven Commandments of Kung Fu (1979)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2001-02-18
Summary: Starts as a copy of Drunken Master ....
For the first half hour, Lee I seems determined to copy the formula laid down by Jackie Chan in the original Drunken Master. It's all there - extremely stupid humour, mostly toilet humour (how many times can you cram the word "laxative" into ten minutes of film ?!), bobbing the head a lot in deference to elders while badmouthing them when not looking, and seeking a better master.

The story gets more of its own identity when the wonderful Chang Yi enters the picture. I like Chang best when he plays a thorough and highly skilled monster, but he's not that here. Although still a villain, his char is rather more complicated.

After the first half-hour, the fu is pretty damn good, and of course there's plenty of treachery. Not much more to say than that. Moderately recommended.
Reviewer Score: 6