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Circle of Iron [Blu-ray] [1978]

  • SKU: 17717419
  • Release Date: 05/19/2009
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Audio Commentary with Director Richard Moore
    • Playing the Silent Flute - Interview with Star David Carradine
    • The Producer - Interview with Co-Producer Paul Maslansky
    • Karate Master - Interview with Martial Arts Coordinator Joe Lewis
    • Audio Interview with Co-Writer Stirling Silliphant
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots

    Synopsis


    Circle of Iron
    This symbol-laden drama explores the inner mythology of martial arts practice and is based on a Bruce Lee story idea. The original screenplay was written by Bruce Lee, with help from actor James Coburn and screenwriter Stirling Silliphant. Lee was to take on the four-in-one role of guide in his film, leaving the hero's role to someone else. Following Bruce Lee's tragic death, the film was rewritten. David Carradine stepped in to play the mysterious guides to aspiring martial arts master Cord (Jeff Cooper). Cord lives in a desert-like world where nearly everyone he meets practices or has practised a martial art. He seeks to find the place where the true inner spirit of the martial arts is being taught. In a story which is imbued with Zen maxims and Asian philosophy, when Cord finally arrives, he finds less (and more) than he hoped for. While there are many combat and fight scenes, the general tone of the film is meditative. Cameo appearances by Roddy McDowall, Eli Wallach, and Christopher Lee supply many of the film's highlights. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • David Carradine
      David Carradine - Chang-Sha/The Blind Man/The Monkey Man /Death
    • Jeff Cooper
      Jeff Cooper - Cord
    • Roddy McDowall
      Roddy McDowall - White Robe
    • Eli Wallach
      Eli Wallach - Man in Oil
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      Erica Creer - Tara



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A good Martial Arts movie for the MA Philosopher

      Posted
      TheDiligentDragon
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This movie has always been a favorite of mine. Cord the Seeker (Cooper) sets out on a defiant quest to defeat a master and read a sacred book that he guards. Along the way, Cord is guided by a blind master (Carradine), through various trials, to find that things are not always as they seem. This is not so much a Martial Arts movie as it is a movie about philosophy. A very good story, mediocre acting. "Tie two birds together, and though they have four wings, they cannot fly." - The Blind Man Then again... "A horse has no udders and a cow can't whinny and up is down and sideways is straight ahead..." - Cord the Seeker

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great B movie

      Posted
      weirdbeard

      This is a great movie for B-movie fans. If they ever got smart and did a USA UP! All Nite with Rhonda Shear Boxed sets with B-movies like this and Toxic Avenger, Dudes would be buying them by the car loads.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Late Seventies Cheese

      Posted
      Shawn
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      Some Late Seventies Cheese that is highly entertaining!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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