Enter the Dragon
Dir: Robert Clouse Scr: Michael Allin
Cast: Bruce Lee, Sek Kin, John Saxon, Betty Chung Ling-ling
1973 / Colour / DCP / Mandarin / Chi & English Subtitles / 103min
The first martial arts film co-produced by a Hollywood studio (Warner Brothers), this is Bruce Lee's first foray into the American market. Even though the film was shot in Hong Kong and subsequently dubbed into Cantonese and Mandarin for the local market, it was actually produced entirely in English with an American director and crew. In this James Bond style espionage thriller with an eastern twist, Lee plays a martial artist who infiltrates a martial arts tournament to take down a notorious drug trafficker (Sek Kin). Like any great Bruce Lee film, Enter the Dragon is infused with many of Lee's martial arts philosophies, including the idea of a martial artist being always ready without thinking. Pay close attention to brief stunt appearances by future action stars like Jackie Chan, Yuen Wah, Sammo Hung and Stephen Tung Wei, among many others.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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