ENTER THE DRAGON
1973, Warner Bros., 97 min, USA, Dir: Robert Clouse

Widely hailed as the legendary Bruce Lee’s finest film, ENTER THE DRAGON also helped break down the doors of American mainstream culture for the martial arts genre. Spectacular nonstop kung fu action as Lee and co-stars John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Bolo Yeung and Robert Wall compete in a deadly martial arts tournament on the island fortress of drug overlord Han (the deliciously evil Kien Shih). With memorable dialogue - "Boards don’t hit back!" - by screenwriter Michael Allin, and a killer score by Lalo Schifrin (TV’s "Mission Impossible").


DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY
1993, Universal, 120 min, USA, Dir: Rob Cohen

Jason Scott Lee stars as martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, who emigrated to the U.S. and had his first big break being cast as Kato in the “Batman” and “Green Hornet” TV series of the 1960s. Rob Cohen’s kinetic biopic shows Lee wrestling with his inner demons even as he goes on to kick butt in action hits such as FISTS OF FURY and ENTER THE DRAGON, the latter made in same the year as the star’s untimely death at age 32.


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