Seven Warriors (1989) [Bl... has been added to your Cart

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Seven Warriors (1989) [Blu-Ray]

Was: CDN$ 29.95
Price: CDN$ 17.97 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
You Save: CDN$ 11.98 (40%)
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
9 new from CDN$ 17.92 3 used from CDN$ 39.28

Product Details

  • Actors: N, A
  • Directors: Sammo Hung
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: Cantonese Chinese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: WellGo USA
  • Release Date: April 22 2014
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #93,561 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description

China's warlord era '30s, many soldiers banditry, nuisance farmers, resulted in hardship. Guangxi to defend their homes in a small village hired seven distinctive paladin, and resist the bandits violated. Many villagers and paladin occur during friction, everyone is not unity, resulted bandits win. Fortunately, the villagers wake up to the last, one mind without fear paladin joint heroic defeat the bandits.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9ace2924) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c467504) out of 5 stars Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai gets a Hong Kong facelift April 24 2014
By asugar2 - Published on
Format: Blu-ray
Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai gets a Hong Kong facelift in the 1989 film Seven Warriors. Like its inspiration, Seven Warriors is about seven rugged warriors who band together to protect and defend a helpless village from plundering bandits during the 1930's China's Warlord Era.
Adam Cheng stars as respected Chinese military commander who puts aside his binge drinking to put together a motley crew of warriors. The band of soldiers consists of various types: the handsome, capable second-in-command (Max Mok); a by-the-book soldier (Jacky Cheung); a kick-ass marksman/kung-fu artist (Lam Kwok-Bun); the jolly, money-grubbing old-timer (Wu Ma); the large, lovable lout (Shing Fui-On); and the pseudo-intellectual country boy (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai), whose innocence and righteousness are the audience's twin anchors. Their opponent: ex-comrade-in-arms Lo Lieh, who is obviously a bad guy because he has a massive mole with hair sticking out of it.

For sixty minutes, Seven Warriors features minor action, routine character development, and obligatory plot setup. Then, there's forty minutes of tense standoffs, heroic bloodshed, masculine righteousness, a mounting body count, and other assorted stuff which you might remember from Seven Samurai. Except this movie is in color, and it's not as good as Seven Samurai. The film also lacks cachet: these guys are not iconic figures like Japanese samurai are. Instead, they're just ex-soldiers with more cartoonish personalities. Overall, the acting is nothing to write home about, but the actors bring requisite charisma and likability to their roles. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai is convincingly innocent and lovably righteous, and Max Mok, Adam Cheng and even Lam Kwok-Bun are cooly charismatic.

The supporting cast helps; having guys like Shing Fui-On and Wu Ma fill out the smaller roles helps do away with a lot of time-consuming character development, and director Terry Tong can cut straight to the big stuff. To be more specific, the big stuff is a not-so-interesting love triangle between Max Mok, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and a token female character, and of course the climactic battle where the bad guys show up and are dealt with by the warriors. There are minor conflicts between some of the men, and some threatened dissension from villagers who don't trust the seven warriors, but unlike Seven Samurai, the details don't speak to a greater thematic whole. The themes of honor, brotherhood and the pathetic weakness of man are given only cursory attention. Such lack of depth is to be expected; it's a safe bet that Terry Tong was never mistaken for Akira Kurosawa.

There are other glaring debits: Sammo Hung gets a top credit for a two-minute nothing of a cameo, and some of the subplots of the film are as interesting as day-old bread. Originality and genuine emotional surprise are not present either. If one were to compile a list of Hong Kong's most visceral rollercoaster action flicks of the late eighties and early nineties, Seven Warriors would never be among them. But for what it is--a B-movie remake of a genuine action-adventure classic--the film is decent enough. Thanks to the familiar genre storyline, the all-star cast and the bullets-and-bloodshed violence (which is choreographed in that much-beloved hyper-realistic Hong Kong-style), Seven Warriors is able to bypass its banal production to become an entertaining, though messy Hong Kong action flick. Seven Warriors is no classic, but it's not bad at all. (Kozo 2004
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c467558) out of 5 stars A real bargain for action fans. May 11 2014
By Angela J Crocker - Published on
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I generally agree with the review posted by Asugar2 and would like to add that this blu-ray, at $9.96, is quite a bargain. For it's age this movie looks great, the subs are very good as well and it packs more action into it's last 20 minutes then THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (Itself a remake of SEVEN SAMURAI) did in it's 2 plus hours. I had hoped for a little more Kung Fu, although there is still a goodly amount on tap, but in lieu of hand to foot action you get a slew of bullets and dynamite chewing up the screen. Also, this movie reminded me of another Hong Kong actioneer with Sammo (as star AND director) called EASTERN CONDORS which borrows liberally from MISSING IN ACTION and THE DEERHUNTER but still a great "Men on a mission"movie. Check it out if you get the chance.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c467834) out of 5 stars 7 samurais June 25 2014
By gunnery - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Similar American version of the Magnificent Seven and the Japanese version of the 7 Samurais. As I say in all of my comments, I like movies with many actions, no romance.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c46772c) out of 5 stars It Takes A Village June 3 2014
By Edward L Zimmerman - Published on
Format: Blu-ray
Great stories exploring the class of cultures generally mean the same thing to people of different nations, creeds, and faiths. There’s something uniquely identifiable that we – as a basic human species – can see and appreciate in these tales, and no passage of time will ever dilute the strength of the moral about what happens when people face ruthless oppression. Also – as history is ripe with examples – these narratives tend to pass down with each subsequent generation; while the use of the moral may get altered by our children and our grandchildren, the central conceit – that at some time you will have to rise up and throw off your own chains – remains as powerful then as it is today and, no doubt, will be centuries down the line.

(NOTE: The following review will contain minor spoilers necessary solely for the discussion of plot and/or characters. If you’re the type of reader who prefers a review entirely spoiler-free, then I’d encourage you to skip down to the last three paragraphs for my final assessment. If, however, you’re accepting of a few modest hints at ‘things to come,’ then read on …)

From the product packaging: “The Warlord Era: where desperate soldiers have become thieves and bandits, leaving towns – and lives – in ruins. The villagers of Guangxi rise up, hiring seven warriors to take up arms against the marauders and save their home.”

If you’ve seen Akira Kurosawa’s SEVEN SAMURAI, then you’re already familiar with this story. Also, if you’ve seen THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, then you’re equally familiar with it. That isn’t to say that yet one more remake of that legendary first take of this tale by Kurosawa is unnecessary; instead I’d point out that the story of villagers who eventually have to learn to fight for themselves has a theme many storytellers find universal. Great stories adapt very well across different cultures, and Terry Tong (aka Sammo Hung, who appears briefly in the film’s opening sequence) has done a terrific job bringing this version to cinematic life.

And because it was part and parcel of the Hong Kong New Wave in Film perhaps SEVEN WARRIORS is definitely worth a look. I think it rather exceptionally combines a healthy amount of traditional film elements that Chinese filmmakers had already explored but it did so with a new, hyperkinetic, fully realized look that heralded how much times were changin’ for that great nation.

SEVEN WARRIORS (1989) is produced by Maverick Films. DVD distribution is being handled by the ever-reliable Well Go USA Entertainment. (Seriously, their import catalogue is to die for.) For those needing it spelled out perfectly, this is a Cantonese spoken language release with English subtitles available. (There is no English-dubbed track.) As for the technical specifications? The sights and sounds come fast and furious in the latter half of the flick, along with some impressive cinematography that signaled a whole new era in Hong Kong filmmaking. Lastly – if it’s special features you want – then prepare for the disappointment as there isn’t a single one there: a big miss, but what are you gonna do?

RECOMMENDED. Sure, it’s a bit dated as today’s standards go, but so very much of Terry Tong’s SEVEN WARRIORS follows every thematic beat of Akira Kurosawa’s SEVEN SAMURAI that it remains a remake worth a view. Some of the humor may seem more than a bit out-of-place, but culturally much of it harkens back to a time when going to the movies was all about having a great time; on that score, the flick delivers.

In the interests of fairness, I’m pleased to disclose that the fine folks at Well Go USA Entertainment provided me with a DVD copy of SEVEN WARRIORS by request for the expressed purposes of completing this review; and their contribution to me in no way, shape, or form influenced my opinion of it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c467d68) out of 5 stars super movie June 22 2014
By Holly Schneck - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
this movie was a treat to watch. well made, exciting, excellent casting. I would watch other movies by this director.