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The last film completed by Bruce Lee before his untimely death, Enter the Dragon was his entrée into Hollywood. The American-Hong Kong coproduction, shot in Asia by American director Robert Clouse, stars Lee as a British agent sent to infiltrate the criminal empire of bloodthirsty Asian crime lord Han (Shih Kien) through his annual international martial arts tournament. Lee spends his days taking on tournament combatants and nights breaking into the heavily guarded underground fortress, kicking the living tar out of anyone who stands in his way. The mix of kung fu fighting (choreographed by Lee himself) and James Bond intrigue (the plot has more than a passing resemblance to Dr. No) is pulpy by any standard, but the generous budget and talented cast of world-class martial artists puts this film in a category well above Lee's primitive Hong Kong productions. Unfortunately he's off the screen for large chunks of time as American maverick competitors (and champion martial artists) John Saxon and Jim Kelly take center stage, but once the fighting starts Lee takes over. The tournament setting provides an ample display of martial arts mastery of many styles and climaxes with a huge free-for-all, but the highlight is Lee's brutal one-on-one with the claw-fisted Han in the dynamic hall-of-mirrors battle. Lee narrows his eyes and tenses into a wiry force of sinew, speed, and ruthless determination. --Sean Axmaker

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Bruce LeeLee
John SaxonRoper
Jim KellyWilliams
Robert WallOharra
Jackie ChanThug in Prison

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Enter The Dragon pits Lee (Bruce Lee), Roper (John Saxon) and Williams (Jim Kelly),...

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  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Robert Clouse
  • Producer: Creative Design
  • Length: 98 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaAug 19, 1973
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    JapanR-18
    AustraliaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 23, 1999
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