|Enter the Dragon (Blu-ray Disc, 2007)|
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This was Bruce Lee's final movie before his death and now the movie
is a certified martial arts classic-and was shot on location in Hong
Kong. Lee plays a monk named Lee who enters a brutal championship
tournament to which only the best in the world are invited. His
athletic prowess lands him in the match, but he is also serving as
a spy for the British government-and he is out to prove that the
contests director, Han, is also a player in the drug trade. Plenty
of Kung-fu fighting ensues, as one of the entrants is Abdul Jabbar
(basketball player) who is definitely the tallest player Lee will
ever fight-a great fighting scene ensues between the two-possibly
one of the two or three of the best in any Kung fu movies (the other
being between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris in Return of the Dragon).
John Saxoon (Nightmare on Elm Street, Joe Kidd, Kung Fu tv series
season 1, Magnum PI season 4, A-team tv series season 1, etc) made
many kung-fu and Hong Kong based movies in this era and co-stars as
one of the fighters also in this movie. The director here Robert
Clouse is one of the kung fu movie director that made a name in this
type of movies (Gymkata, Battle Creek Brawl, China O Brien, etc)
but this was definitely the high point of his directing and he did
an excellent job here also. A great classic kung - fu movie that
you will not tire of-even when you watch it repeatedly. Will give
most people a full nights entertainment.
Bruce Lee was arguably the most important martial arts figure in the 20th century. You may debate his style, techniques, or personality, but there is no doubt that he, almost singlehandedly, raised the consciousness of the Western World to the Martial Arts in the late 1960s-early 1970s. That may be due to his extraordinary talent as an actor, which matched his extraordinary talent as a martial artist, and which was only fully realized once, in this classic film. In this 2004 2-DVD set, you get a crisply remastered version of the film itself, along with a sizeable batch of bonus features detailing his rise from a child actor up through what was to be his next great work, "The Game of Death". That flawed movie was assembled, after his death, using what footage already existed for it, dubs, doubles, and numerous other tricks to cobble something together that would sell and capitalize on the success of "Dragon". Disc 2 of this set traces the history of the original footage, includes all existing footage including, or directed by, Lee himself, and gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what Lee was really trying to accomplish with "Game", including the practice scenes and out-takes that he supervised. You can buy this 2-disc set and save yourself the price of the commercial release of "Game of Death" you won't need it anymore. This gives you the real deal, what you really need!
This movie is probably THE Kung Fu Movie.....probably not the Original, but the best. I mean talk about the Coming Out and Going away party, because unfortunately Bruce was taken from us shortly after he completed the film. Not to mention his groundbreaking performances beforehand that continued to break down the walls for minorities and that continuance lives on today.
The choreography was great, I believe Bruce had a hand in that himself, regardless, this is the most copied movie in Martial Arts films today and everyone pays homage to Bruce as a mentor, star and martials artist, as any basketball would pay homage to MJ, boxer to Ali and so on.
Props to Bruce for bringing out Jim Kelly, although shortlived fame with Black belt Jones and John Saxon, whom we know from being a hard ass and the one who had a hand in stopping Freddy Krueger on numerous occassions.
The movie is masterful cinema, with much style and grace. I was never able to see it on the big screen as I was born in 1980 and moved around quite a bit. Its a movie I can watch forever and a day and still get the same excitement ou of watching it. I would have loved to have seen Bruce and Jim Kelly get it on, perhaps Bruce was taken from us too soon, because I am sure they would have made another movie together and their styles would have been pitted against each other. Not mention, Bolo and Bruce would have been nice to see square off.
HD-DVD only turns this movie into perfection.
This DVD Special Edition set is a must have for any fan of Bruce Lee.
This movie set the standard for any martial arts film going forward.
The behind the scenes making of and other documentaries is a must see.
Warrior's Journey documentary is definitely a highlight with never-before-seen Game of Death footage. Sad reminder of what it could have been.
Little known antedote (at least for me): Jackie Chan was a stuntman on the film. Not sure how they can top this Special Edition. Thank you.
The DVD is excellent. Truly, I'am female Bruce Lee fan 'til now...Even the movie is old, you cannot find a better martial arts movie with real Bruce Lee. There's a lot of movie copying him; They using Bruce Lee's pictures and his name to get some attention. I read the reviewed by JAckieChad. It's okay you want Bruce Lee vs. Jackie Chan
but when it comes to real fighting; I don't think you will like it. Because
Bruce Lee can knock him out. Jackie Chan started stunt man before he became big star; Bruce Lee already teaching martial arts and fought a lot of tough man before he became superstar!!!In sparring and real street fighting Bruce Lee never lost. He always win! I heard Jackie Chan said; He is inspired of Bruce Lee Martial Arts a lot. And he is Bruce Lee fans too.
It's true Jackie Chan is a good actor and comedian, I like him too but when it comes to real fighting...still no one can defeat Bruce Lee. Don't forget to watch Bruce documentary. Just go to menu then select special features...It showed how great he is...as a martial artist, philosopy and a teacher. He explained how effective and accurate his martial arts skills.
He is a founder of Jet Kune Do.