Truly, the GREATEST martial arts movie ever!
I'm a martial arts movie fan fanatic; meaning I can watch these movies all day/night long with absolutely no stopping: 24/7/366!
And, by far my biggest martial arts movie star hero ever is Bruce Lee. Even though Bruce is now long dead; no other martial arts movie star even comes anywhere near close; and, this still remains my own verdict after seeing all the rest of them who came afterwards(Jackie Chan/Jet Li/Steven Seagal/Cynthia Rothrock/Tony Jaa/Claude Van Damne/Chuck Norris/Jimmy Wang Yu/-etc).
But, why is Bruce so incredibly great; greater than all the rest of them being put together either before or since? There are many reasons, actually.
The first is, he was a true acting talent; because he originally came from a performing Chinese Opera family; and, was in fact appearing in movies from ever since he was very young; he appeared in his first movie as a baby, in fact! And, then, went on to appear in further such movies throughout his youth(Kid Cheung/-etc). Thus, when we see the adult Bruce Lee appearing in movies; it's not like watching any other totally boring/clumsy actor-(to whom martial arts comes, first/then, acting, last); but, instead, this is an actor of tried and tested very well proven ability and talent; and, that's why his acting always rings so perfectly 'true'.
-(The movies where the very young Bruce Lee appears are not famous, however; and, are therefore mostly unknown to the large majority of us in the West; we in the West do only know about his main 5 movies in which he starred as being an adult, and, also, fully developed actor...
-Fist Of Fury
-Way Of The Dragon
-Enter The Dragon
-Game of Death
...he also starred in a few other films, too, including TV series(mostly, shown in America)...
-and, had a guest appearance in the movie, Marlowe, alongside famous actor James Garner.
In addition to which you will find clips of...
-And, private footage where he trains with such famous actors as James Coburn
As I'm sure you can already detect, I've been a tremendous fan of Bruce Lee for all of my entire life; from ever since age 8/right up to my present age 45. So, in the interim period I've read loads and loads of books about him/I confess, I've had posters covering all 4 of my bedroom walls/even, right now, I'm looking across the living room, and, I have a huge framed print on the wall of Bruce holding nunchakus(scene from WOTD). Thus, I'm tempted here to write entire whole books about him and his life story...however, I'm not too sure that would say very much to anybody who is reading this review just to learn more about the actual movie itself; thus, I shall now return back to discussing only the movie, alone.
-(To people who want to learn more about Bruce, and, his life...; I recommend you just simply do an internet search for the name: Bruce Lee...; I'm sure, from the VERY long list of search results that come back...you'll be kept reading for absolute ages!)-
All I can say is that for Bruce himself; this was his most important film; because it was originally created to please an 'international' audience. Very kindly, please, bear in mind, that Bruce was a total perfectionist; so, you can be sure that both story/and, every single scene is most utterly brilliant. In short, if there were only 'one' martial art movie that you could watch...; then, most undoubtedly, this one would be it; the greatest martial art movie ever!
Years old but by far the best of his work
What else can be said about the Master that he was. All these years he's been gone and yet he still teaches us lessons about life and ourselves.
I must admit that i am biassed, but i have my own reasons to love the man , the myth, the legend, that is: BRUCE LEE.
I watched with ore at each of his films, that i have been able to get hold of, of all of them , my favourite is, by far my favourite.: ENTER THE DRAGON.
WHY????????????????!!!!! OH MAN, you just got to watch this masterpiece of the silver screen, this has it all, action , twists and intregue, passion humour and it shows you the art of,: "Fighting without Fighting", it shows you costume and costom and culture all thrown into the melting pot to produce this show of immense talent.
Theres a mix of east and west in this role of actors that have got together to produce a film that will captivate generation after generation.
There is only one film that i would put alongside this film, that encapsulates everything i have said above. This film may have the potential to become a timeless film that, "Enter the Dragon", is. This film, 2006, JET LI'S..... FEARLESS. A film that is a depiction of the life story of HU HWAN JAA.
Haven't seen that one yet either???????????????..........what are you waiting for. Try to get the ENGLISH dialogue, Region 1 copy, but make sure that you have the correct player to be able to watch it
Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee
This must be the most commercial of all Martial Arts films ever made.
It is extremely impressive and the variety of moves that Bruce Lee uses will ensure this will always be a watchable classic. It will always stand the test of time !!!
If you like Martial Arts/Kung Fu, then this must be bought and watched. You will simply love it. This is one of the greatest films of its generation and undoubtedly Bruce Lee's finest moment.
Lee, a member of the Shaolin Temple is asked by a man to go to a tournament that is being on an island that belongs to man named Han, who is a former Shaolin monk, who went renegade. The man tells Lee that they believe that Han is involved in Opium trade and white slavery. He wants Lee to go there and try and get him the evidence they need so that go there and arrest Han. Lee agrees but is then also told that Han's men tried to abduct his sister three years ago and rather than submit she committed suicide. Lee now has a personal stake. Also going to the tournament is a man named Roper who is in a financial bind with some men, who collect one way or another, and Roper is hoping to find a way out of the hole he is in.
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