By using our website, you accept and agree with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.  
Image Gallery Now Loading… Previous Next Close

Seven Swords (UMD Video For PSP) (Hong Kong Version) UMD, DVD Region All, PSP

Leon Lai (Actor) | Donnie Yen (Actor) | Charlie Young (Actor) | Kim So Yeon (Actor)
This product is temporarily out of stock
Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available for sale
Name: Email Address:
  
This item belongs to:
Important information about purchasing this product:
  • This product is accepted for return under certain conditions. For more details, please refer to our return policy.
  • This UMD is compatible with any version of the PSP PlayStation Portable console.
Seven Swords (UMD Video For PSP) (Hong Kong Version)
Sign in to rate and write review
Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (1)
All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5.8 out of 10 (40)

Technical Information

Product Title: Seven Swords (UMD Video For PSP) (Hong Kong Version) 七劍 (UMD Video For PSP) (香港版) 七剑 (UMD Video For PSP) (香港版) Seven Swords (UMD Video For PSP) (Hong Kong Version) Seven Swords (UMD Video For PSP) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Leon Lai (Actor) | Donnie Yen (Actor) | Charlie Young (Actor) | Kim So Yeon (Actor) | Lu Yi (Actor) | Lau Kar Leung (Actor) | Sun Hong Lei (Actor) | Zhang Jing Chu (Actor) | Duncan Chow (Actor) | Tai Li Wu (Actor) 黎明 (Actor) | 甄 子丹 (Actor) | 楊采妮 (Actor) | 金素妍 (Actor) | 陸 毅 (Actor) | 劉家良 (Actor) | 孫紅雷 (Actor) | 張 靜初 (Actor) | 周群達 (賴登勤) (Actor) | 戴立吾 (Actor) 黎明 (Actor) | 甄 子丹 (Actor) | 杨采妮 (Actor) | 金素妍 (Actor) | 陆 毅 (Actor) | 刘家良 (Actor) | 孙红雷 (Actor) | 张 静初 (Actor) | 周群达 (赖登勤) (Actor) | 戴立吾 (Actor) 黎明(レオン・ライ) (Actor) | 甄子丹(ドニー・イェン) (Actor) | 楊采妮 (チャーリー・ヤン) (Actor) | キム・ソヨン (Actor) | 陸毅 (ルー・イー) (Actor) | 劉家良 (ラウ・カーリョン) (Actor) | 孫紅雷 (スン・ホンレイ) (Actor) | 張静初(チャン・ジンチュウ) (Actor) | 周群達 (ダンカン・チョウ) (Actor) | 戴立吾 (タイ・リーウー) (Actor) Leon Lai (Actor) | 견자단 (Actor) | 양채니 (Actor) | 김 소연 (Actor) | Lu Yi (Actor) | Lau Kar Leung (Actor) | Sun Hong Lei (Actor) | Zhang Jing Chu (Actor) | Duncan Chow (Actor) | Tai Li Wu (Actor)
Director: Tsui Hark 徐 克 徐 克 徐克(ツイ・ハーク) 서극
Release Date: 2006-03-03
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1, 2.35 : 1
Disc Format(s): PSP, UMD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Rating: IIB
Duration: 150 (mins)
Publisher: Deltamac (HK)
Package Weight: 80 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004148062

Product Information

* Screen Format: 2.35:1 (16:9 Widescreen)
* Sound Mix: 2.0ch ATRAC 3plus

** UMD Video 只可在認可之UMD Player 或任何版Sony Playstation Portable(PSP) 內觀賞 **
** UMD Video can only be played on selected UMD Players or Sony Playstations Portable (PSP) (Any Version) **

導演:徐克
Director: Tsui Hark

  電影《七劍》改編自知名作家梁羽生的武俠作品《七劍下天山》。

  《七劍》的故事敘述於1660年間,滿清雖已入關,但中原武林仍隱藏不少反抗力量,滿清親王哆格多施行「禁武令」,派前朝降清高手風火連城率領十二門將,剿殺各地違令武林人士;而風火連城在西北邊彊的最後一個目標,就是武莊。

  武莊表面上住了一批莊稼人,實則是反清組織天地會分舵人馬。路見不平的俠醫傅青主要解武莊之危,毅然帶著一對武莊男女武元英和韓志邦上天山求助。

  天山萬里冰封,住了位擅於鑄劍的世外高人晦明大師。明有四大弟子;大師兄楚昭南,苦研師傅所傅絕世「由龍」寶劍,一心要在江湖上快意恩仇;二弟子楊雲聰,雖武功高強卻無再涉足凡塵;還有如野獸般慓悍的三弟子辛龍子,以及天性樂觀善良的四弟子穆郎。

  當楊雲驄在雪崩危機中救了遇險的武元英,清淨的天山生活終於被打擾了……晦明為解武林浩劫,盡遣四大弟子隨傅青主、武元英和韓志邦下山,並把畢生修為煉成的七把寶劍分贈七人,展開「七劍下天山」的武林傳奇。

  In the early 1600’s, the Manchurians took over the sovereignty of China and established the Ching Dynasty. With many pro-nationalist revolts occurring, the newly set-up government immediately imposed a ban on the study and practice of the Martial Art; forbidding them altogether in an attempt to gain effective control and order. Fire-wind(Sun Honglei), a military official from the previous dynasty, sees this as an opportunity to make a fortune for himself by helping to implement the new law. Greedy, cruel, and immoral, Fire-wind ravages and ranges across North-western China with his next goal to attack the final frontier; an intransigent and hold-out town known as the Martial Village.

  Fu Qingzhu (Lau Kar Leung), a retired executioner from the previous dynasty, feels a moral obligation to try and put a stop to this brutality and decides to save Martial Village. He convinces Wu Yuanyin (Charlie Young) and Han Zhibang (Lu Yi) from the village to travel with him to the far away and mystical Mount Heaven in order to seek help from Master Shadow-Glow (Ma Jingwu), a hermit who is a master of swords and leads a group of disciples with unimaginable swordsmanship. Master Shadow-Glow agrees to help. And orders four of his best disciples to go. Together with Chu Zhaonan (Donnie Yen), yang Yunchong (Leon Lai), Mulang (Duncan Chow), and Xin Longzi (Tai Li Wu), their heroic journey begins. Representing heroism and goodness at its finest, they come to be known as the SEVEN SWORDS. Returning to Martial Village, they soon decide for safety’s sake to move and lead the entire village to a safer place. Soon confusion reigns as they discover that their food and water has been poisoned, and that all of the escape routes have been marked with signs leading the enemy directly to them. They realize that there must be an undercover spy in their midsts; but who is it? The SEVERN SWORDS must identify the mole before Fire-wind’s army gets to them; otherwise all will be lost. With so many things going wrong and stuck between a narrow gap of life and death, the situation is further complicated by the emergence of an unexpected and unwelcome love triangle…..
Additional Information may be provided by the manufacturer, supplier, or a third party, and may be in its original language

Other Versions of "Seven Swords (UMD Video For PSP) (Hong Kong Version) "

Customers who bought "Seven Swords (UMD Video For PSP) (Hong Kong Version) " also bought

Customers who bought videos directed by Tsui Hark also bought videos by these directors:

Search Keywords

The following keywords are associated with this product. Please click on a keyword to search for similar items.

YumCha! Asian Entertainment Reviews and Features

Professional Review of "Seven Swords (UMD Video For PSP) (Hong Kong Version) "

February 18, 2020

This professional review refers to Seven Swords (2005) (Blu-ray) (2019 Reprint) (Hong Kong Version)
After too long Tsui Hark makes a return to the director's chair for Seven Swords, an ambitious martial arts epic based on "The Seven Swordsmen from Mountain Tian", a wuxia novel by Liang Yu-Sheng. Tsui's absence from Hong Kong Cinema has been felt, though the feeling has been a mixed one. After all, Tsui's last two features were the special effects-assisted Black Mask II and The Legend of Zu. One was an egregious comic book movie, the other an ambitious fantasy that was more sensory overload than success. This reviewer even referred to the once-annointed cinema master as "George Lucas on crack." Does Seven Swords further that designation? Or does it mark the return of arguably Hong Kong's best filmmaker of the late eighties and early nineties?

Thankfully, the answer skews towards the latter. Seven Swords - while not reinventing martial arts cinema or reaching the heights of many of Tsui's masterpieces - still manages to entertain and even enthrall, though in uneven and sometimes underwhelming fashion. Tsui's epic is set in Ancient China after the establishment of the Ching Dynasty. The government, fearing retribution from nationalist martial arts types, decide to impose a Martial Arts Ban. More specifically, the practice of martial arts is punishable by decapitation. Aside from putting the fear of headlessness into the local populace, this ban induces evil-looking mercenary types to carry out the ban for the government, thus lining their pockets with blood money AND ridding the land of "good" martial artists.

Chief among these bad guys are a band of bastards led by Fire-Wind (Sun Hong-Lei, clearly enjoying playing the bad guy), who are set to take out Martial Village, home to the Heaven and Earth Society and a major head collection for Fire-Wind's greedy minions. Most of the village is partial to martial arts, but the general understanding is that the villagers don't stand a chance. Luckily, they get help. Former executioner Fu (Lau Kar-Leung) takes two of the villagers, Yuanyin (Charlie Young) and Han (Lu Yi) with him to Mt. Heaven to receive the counsel of Master Shadow-Glow, a legendary swordsmith who just so happens to hang with a passel of supreme sword disciples, among them happy-go-lucky Mulong (Duncan Chow), acrobatic Xin Longzi (Tai Li-Wu), stoic Yang Yunchong (Leon Lai), and glowering badass Chu Zhaonan (Donnie Yen). Shadow-Glow bestows magnificent swords upon Fu, Yuanyin, and Han, and sends the three with his four disciples to kick some major Fire-Wind tail. Bingo: the Seven Swords are born, and bad guys must beware. Or something.

Seven Swords is remarkably simple in both construction and setup. Basically, this is a story about seven supreme swordsmen (or five, since Han and Yuanyin need to get the hang of their new weapons) who band together to right wrongs. That's it. Within the first hour they're already charging back towards Martial Village on their horses, and within 90 minutes they've already dispensed major pain to Fire-Wind's army. The martial arts set pieces that mark this first 90 minutes are fun, engaging stuff, though they're a step below the visceral dazzle of Tsui's The Blade, and nowhere near as balletic as the stuff that the Hero/Crouching Tiger crowd expects. This is rough-and-tumble, grounded martial arts, and it's refreshing in its gritty, dirty excess. It's also a mite confusing, as the editing seems more concerned with energy and movement than fluidity. Sometimes fights start and then stall, and the audience never sees a concrete outcome. Kenji Kawaii's score compensates somewhat, though the martial arts sequences frequently become more of a thundering montage than an actual start-to-finish battle. Still, it's all good. Fight fans who love their choreography uninterrupted could be annoyed, but the sheer furious energy of the action sequences entertains.

Matching the grounded feel of the martial arts is the costume and set design, which eschews pretty costumes and gorgeous colors for more neutral-colored rags and dusty landscapes. Tsui Hark and company go for practical realism rather than pretty pictures for Seven Swords, and again the effect is refreshing. The realistic trappings help overcome the film's essential simplicity; fantasy is put aside, and the trials and mortal danger experienced by the characters (well, the characters who aren't supreme swordsmen) takes on greater edge. Granted, this is just padding to a standard wuxia plotline, but the realistic settings and grounded action help make the world of Seven Swords into something more accessible.

There's other stuff that pads out the storyline of Seven Swords. The Heaven and Earth Society holds secrets, supreme swordsman Yang Yunchong is pained at returning from isolation, Yuanyin likes Yunchong, Han's girlfriend Yiufang (Zhang Jingchu) may like someone else besides Han, and there's even a Korean connection. Bad guy Fire-Wind has a thing for Korean beauty Green Pearl (Kim So-Yeon), an obsession that Tsui Hark lingers on with lurid fascination. Also having a thing for Green Pearl is swordsman Chu, which is weird because it means Donnie Yen gets to play the smoldering romantic hero. Oddly, the veteran martial artist succeeds at being a charismatic hunk, an accomplishment which should be added to Tsui Hark's list of laudable cinematic achievements. Right below "He directed Peking Opera Blues," it could say, "He made Donnie Yen into a romantic hero." Will wonders never cease.

The problem with all of this: it's just padding on a very thick, but ultimately disconnected storyline. There's backstory and hidden agendas in Seven Swords, but the details are handed out in a manner that's almost separate from the actual nuts-and-bolts butt-kicking that people paid to see. After the first 90 minutes, the town of Martial Village goes on a caravan through the desert, and stories involving unrequited love, hidden traitors, possible secret agendas, and Michael Wong as a mustachioed government official appear. Much of it is engaging, e.g. some themes involving the necessity and paralyzing horror of violence, but much of the film's drama is handed out in exposition or after-the-fact flashbacks. The effect ultimately lessens the drama, and further disconnects the story from the action. Plus, there are so many characters and storylines in Seven Swords that most simply do not get enough coverage to matter to the audience. As a result, the film is more underwhelming than compelling, and doesn't satisfy on the level of the popular crossover wuxias of the last five years.

However, these are high level quibbles. Tsui Hark has never been the most coherent storyteller, but his films have possessed an energetic imagination and cinematic vibe that have usually made them infectiously entertaining, if not all-out good. Seven Swords does not succeed as Tsui Hark's best works have, but the action, iconic characters, and the world that it creates are more than enough to make the film worth recommending. If one is expecting too much of Seven Swords, then the film is bound to disappoint. Still, your expectations shouldn't be that high. After all, look at Tsui Hark's last two films; after Black Mask II and The Legend of Zu, expectations should be pretty damn low.

Besides, saying that Seven Swords does not match Once Upon a Time in China, The Blade, or Peking Opera Blues is asking way too much. Those are great movies, and while Seven Swords may not be great, it's good enough. True, it has too many characters, is sometimes underdeveloped, sometimes overstuffed, and probably could even have been trimmed for theatrical release, but Seven Swords does something that a worthy film should: it leaves you wanting more. Whether that means more character backstory, more romance, or simply more action, Tsui Hark's latest film represents an oasis in a very dry desert. Hong Kong Cinema needs movies like Seven Swords, and it succeeds at its genre well enough that the supposed four-hour cut of the film - or Tsui Hark's threatened sequels - sound like things worth looking out for. Plus, Seven Swords shows us that somewhere, somehow, Tsui Hark might still have it. The Master may not completely be back, but hopefully he's on his way.

by Kozo - LoveHKFilm.com

April 3, 2006

This professional review refers to Seven Swords (2005) (DVD) (3-Disc Complete Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
In China in the mid-1600s, warriors from Manchuria have taken control of the royal palaces and have established the Qing Dynasty. Realizing that rebellions by nationalists opposed to the new order will need to be guarded against, the government issues an order that all practitioners of martial arts must surrender their weapons to their nearest official. Failure to comply with the government's edict will, all notices read, be considered a crime most serious and will be punishable by beheading.

However, rather than ordering the army to carry out these orders, the government solicits the use of mercenaries, offering a bounty for the head of each rebel but such are the riches promised that the innocent are murdered as ruthlessly as the rebels. Mercenaries, regardless of their allegiances prior to the Qing Dynasty, see this edict as a means to become amongst the wealthiest of men. As they cross the land, whole towns fall before their swords with neither women nor children spared. And yet, when the situation becomes most bleak, word comes of a single warrior carrying out attacks on the army of General Fire Wind (Sun Hong Lei). As news spreads, Fire Wind grows increasingly concerned at these attacks, believing them the first sign of a popular uprising against his men, which will continue to grow if not swiftly dealt with.

After one such attack, this man, Fu Qingzhu (Lau Kar Leung), is ambushed by Fire Wind's men and injured. He is followed out of the village and is thought to be hiding in Bowei Fortress, home to the Heaven and Earth Society, which, due to its history of martial arts being used in defense against bandits, is where Fire Wind is preparing to send his army next. On arriving at Bowei Fortress, badly injured and barely able to speak, Fu warns of Fire Wind's approach but, remembering him as a state executioner, they ignore his warnings in favor of throwing him into a makeshift prison, from where he will be tried and sentenced to death for past crimes. But with the help of Fang, the daughter of the governor of the fortress, Fu escapes with Han Zhibang (Lu Yi) and Wu Yuanying (Charlie Young), leading them to Mount Heaven, where they seek help from Master Shadow-Glow, a legendary swordsmith.

Shadow-Glow listens carefully to the words of Fu Qingzhu and offers him assistance - four swordsmen and three weapons. Accepting the swords of a master craftsman, Fu, Han and Wu lead Xin Longzi (Tai Li Wu), Yang Yuncong (Leon Lai), Mu Lang (Duncan Chow) and Chu Zhaonan (Donnie Yen) down from the mountain to Bowei Fortress, where three-hundred of Fire Wind's men awaits them. Slaughtering them, the Seven Swords move on Fire Wind's castle but a surprise awaits them as two old friends meet and realize that a simple fight to the death will not settle the mistrust between them...

It may be that I am something of a novice with Asian cinema but Seven Swords comes as something of a mixed bag of styles. In a very simple sense, it is an epic mix of martial arts and swordplay - a kind of Seven Samurai/The Magnificent Seven but with a great deal more blood and onscreen severing of limbs. But it is also interrupted by flights of imagination wherein straightforward scenes are given a delicately studied air. In one respect, this gives Seven Swords a beauty that will be familiar to anyone impressed by Hero or House of Flying Daggers. It gives Seven Swords an occasionally muddled feel about it, with events occurring off-screen and, as an audience, one learning about it through a recollection that may or may not be a trusted one. There is a certain dreaminess to the film that, though visually appealing, leaves one unsure of the truth in events. Add to this much back-story and Seven Swords concludes as a treat for the eyes but not for one's love of storytelling.

But the battles, which are sure to be the main attraction for some of the audience for this film, are wonderful, if not as poised as Hero. Instead, Seven Swords is closer to the horrors of Seven Samurai, doing away with the thunderous rainstorms and replacing them with a cold wind that blows into the eyes of the warriors, leaving dirty, dusty towns soaking with the bright red blood of fallen rebels. The opening battle is a perfect example of the style of the film with Fire Wind's troops laying waste to an entire village, their gray complexions and black armor standing out against the brief glimpses of blood on the ground. Director Tsui Hark maintains this look throughout the film, occasionally placing the action in a different location but never forgetting that a beautiful backdrop makes the frenzy of a battle all the more memorable.

However, being adapted from a novel by Liang Yu Shen, it does feel as though much was lost between page and screen. The problem with an ensemble film such as this one - and it happened in The Magnificent Seven as much as it does here - is that characters tend to get lost. The seven swordsmen here do not get an equal amount of screen time and Seven Swords tends towards the stories of Dragon Sword (Chu, Donnie Yen), Unlearned Sword (Fu, Lau Kar Leung), Deity Sword (Han, Lu Yi) and Heaven's Fall Sword (Wu, Charlie Young). So it may be that they are the most interesting characters in the film - though in denial of their feelings both Deity and Heaven's Fall Swords are drawn towards one another. There is a subplot regarding Dragon Sword's rescuing and love for Green Pearl (Kim So Yuen), a Korean woman enslaved by Fire Wind - but Transience, Celestial Beam and Star Chaser Swords do tend to get lost in the action. Add to that a long-winded journey through the mountains, a siege and the uncovering of a traitor, as well as one worrying how keenly one should follow the many characters who wander into the story, and Seven Swords is often a meandering epic, one that could well have done with having its story made more succinct.

For the battles alone, though, this is often a great film, not only looking extraordinarily beautiful but thrilling and often hugely exciting. Whilst some of the wire work is very obvious, the sword fights and martial arts work are of a very high standard as is the score and, mostly, the direction. More's the pity, then, that the story rambles as it does. Had Seven Swords been that bit more direct, it would have been a better film and so much more powerful. And yet, even during its frequent diversions, Seven Swords looks terrific and maybe for that, one's prepared to forgive it a great deal.

By Eamonn McCusker - DVD Times

This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

Customer Review of "Seven Swords (UMD Video For PSP) (Hong Kong Version) "

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (1)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5.8 out of 10 (40)

Kevin Kennedy
See all my reviews


August 12, 2007

This customer review refers to Seven Swords (2005) (DVD) (3-Disc Complete Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
1 people found this review helpful

Tsui Hark makes a stinker! Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10
"Seven Swords" is a pretentious flop. Seldom has so much money been wasted on such a puny artistic vision. The script gives the actors little to do but pose; the viewer can't possibly care about such thinly drawn characters. The cinematography is overly arty, making a confusing hash out of the film's battle scenes. The music is a hackneyed distraction. And the heavy metal costuming of the bad guys is a comical cliche. This is truly atrocious film-making.
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Phoenix Lin
See all my reviews


April 12, 2007

This customer review refers to Seven Swords (2005) (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
1 people found this review helpful

Borderline stodgy Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10
Tsui Hark's style has reverted to wanting to cram "as much material into the shortest time period possible" & that's not fair to those individuals who would actually like to understand what they are viewing. There are some nice shots whether it is a moment of character or plot development but those are quickly minimized by the super-sonic speed of the entire story. After a while you stop trying to comprehend & go into a pseudo-comatose state. Not that it's much of an improvement but the TV mini-series with Vincent Zhao provides slightly more insight in that the story & plodding pace is understandable.
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Mr. Bong-Bong
See all my reviews


January 8, 2007

Agree we Others. Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
I must agree w/ most of the reiewers on this one, there was about 10 main characters [supposedly] but it seemed like there was only 4, they didn't really get into the other characters, they only showed them on the action scenes which is good bcuz you were able to all of them in action. The story was good and the action was great, you'de think that this will be a action all out movie bcuz of the title, but there also alot of drama in it. The movie all in all is great I dont think its a waste of time or money to watch this movie.
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Axel
See all my reviews


October 15, 2006

This customer review refers to Seven Swords (2005) (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
1 people found this review helpful

Not bad Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
I liked this movie. However, there are lots of obvious flaws.
Firstly, there's not enough character development. You barely get to know the main characters since there are so many of them. Apart from Donnie, Leon and Charlie; the rest barely get any on screen time.
Secondly, it's obvious that the movie has been edited where one scene suddenly skips to another.
Overall, good fight scenes but the story kinda drags a little. Wonder if there's an uncut edition.
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Rhoda
See all my reviews


September 1, 2006

This customer review refers to Seven Swords (2005) (DVD) (3-Disc Complete Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
Nice stunts Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
Very powerful... good setting... good costumes and good action. If your looking for a non stop stunts with good story, then this movie you should watch.
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Sausalito A City Called Macau Detention Guilt by Design The Fatal Raid The Divine Fury Undercover Punch and Gun
  • Region & Language: Hong Kong United States - English
  • *Reference Currency: No Reference Currency
 Change Preferences 
Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the features of our site, including the ability to make a purchase.