#52 – The Seventh Curse
DIRECTOR: Ngai Kai Lam
CAST: Chow Yun-Fat, Maggie Cheung, Chin Siu-Hou
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
RUNTIME: 81 min
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DATE: November 4th, 2017
VENUE: The Royal Cinema
FORMAT: Digital Print
When the roguish Dr. Yuen (Chin Siu-Hou) returns from an international adventure with a case of the SEVENTH CURSE - a supernatural disease that promises to explode 7 of his blood vessels before finally killing him - he enlists the help the famous adventurer Wisely (Chow Yun-Fat) to secure a cure! Joined by a plucky reporter Tsui Hung (Maggie Cheung) and hardened warrior Black Dragon (Dick Wei), the four soon find themselves fighting off an army of cultists, monks and H.R. Giger-inspired demons!
A hysterical genre-cacophony that could have only been conducted by Hong Kong's answer to Sam Raimi, the underrated Ngai Kai Lam, who would later cement himself as a cult auteur with EROTIC GHOST STORY and STORY OF RIKI-OH! The Seventh Curse is less a "movie," and more an "every-movie-ever-made-between-1980-and-1986-squeezed-into-a super-collider." Shlockmesiter Wong Jing (FUTURE COPS) even shows up as in a cameo credited as 'Would-be Playboy!'