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Title:   Seven Blows of the Dragon
Director:   Chang Cheh
Year:   1972
Genre:   Kung-Fu
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   06.25.07

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Date Viewed Venue Note
06.25.07Alamo DowntownThis Screening is part of event: Half-Ass-A-Thon
The fifth film that Harry really wanted to play was his 16mm print of 7 Blows of the Dragon that QT gave him some time after he played it at QT 1 (as the latter part of a double feature with Duel of the Iron Fist). It's notable for the "chk-chk-chaw" sound effect used throughout the film that seemed to catch on with QT intros and whatnot. By this time it was about 3:30am and those that stayed had minute-by-minute increasing fatigue reminding them that they had to work in... 4 hours.

Personally, I didn't get much out of this. I never really knew what was going on or who was allied with whom or why someone was being rescued or why some people were mad at others. It's was pretty much a jumble of people running and talking and fighting on the screen for an hour and a half. On one level, it's kind of a fun state of mind to be in, sitting slumped in your chair glassy-eyed watching images flash in front of your face, but on the other it's always better when you can... you know, have an idea of what the movie's about.

Eventually it ended and so did the night. We left at around 5AM. I wonder how late people will stay on Wednesday. It's really getting down to the end. Wah.
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