3 June 2012 | rdoyle29
Not THAT "Shaolin Temple"
I was kind of tricked into watching this since I thought I was recording the much better known 1976 film "Shaolin Temple", but this is really the Taiwanese film "Seven Spirit Pagoda" under another title. The Emperor is betrayed and killed, and his general flees with his son the Prince. They are ambushed, the general is killed, and the Prince is poisoned. The general's daughters must protect the Prince from his enemies while getting the antidote from the top floor of a seven story monastery ... each floor guarded by a monk. An enjoyably action-filled film with some interesting gender switches. Unfortunately, the print I recorded from TV is full frame, badly dubbed and edited for time.