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Circle of Iron [DVD] [1978]

SKU:6889021
Release Date:09/28/2004
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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 Sterling 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 on 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.
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    Ratings & Reviews


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

    Special Features


    • Playing the Silent Flute: interview with star David Carradine
    • Audio commentary with director Richard Moore
    • Bruce Lee's The Silent Flute: a history by Davis Miller & Klae Moore
    • Alternate title sequence
    • Theatrical trailer
    • TV spots
    • Poster & still galleries
    • First draft script by Bruce Lee, James Coburn & Stirling Silliphant (DVD-ROM)

    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




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