One of the most popular kung fu films ever, and perhaps the peak of the famed Bruce Lee's career, Enter the Dragon achieved success by presenting a series of superbly staged fighting sequences with a minimum of distractions. The story finds Lee as a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for his sister's death. This evil villain operates from a fortified island manned by a team of crack martial artists, who also host a kung fu competition. Lee uses his skills to enter the contest and then tries to chop, kick, and otherwise fight his way into the dealer's headquarter. The story is, of course, merely an excuse for showdown after showdown, featuring masterly fighting by Lee in a wide variety of martial arts styles. Essential viewing for martial arts fans, the film was also embraced by a larger audience, thanks to a fast pace and higher-than-usual production values.~Judd Blaise
Backyard Workout with Bruce: vintage home movies
Commentary by producer Paul Heller
Interview gallery featuring Linda Lee Cadwell
Making-of featurette Blood and Steel: making of Enter the Dragon
It is one of the greatest tragedies that Bruce Lee would die before the film that would forever immortalize him was released. If you love this movie or are new to the legend of Bruce Lee, this is the version to buy. While this is definitely not a "good" film by any means-horrific acting and plot (even by Martial Arts Film standards) and a director who had never directed an Action film before (which shows)- it is an important film for both showing off Lee at the top of his form, bringing Martial Arts to the international stage, and it features Lee's best choreographed fights (besides "Way of the Dragon"'s Norris/Lee fight of course) which all make it an integral part of film history. All that said, the bonus features are pretty good but still feel lacking. You will get pretty much all you might think you need to know about Lee, but in actuality you mostly get cliff notes. It is great to see interviews with former student the-late-great James Coburn but when you see a doc titled "The Curse of the Dragon," you expect to see more about his late son Brandon. Seeing what's left of some vintage interviews is cool but, unless you live or plan on visiting Hong Kong, the feature about "rediscovering" the locations where it was filmed is pointless. There is also too much of George Takei but nothing involving former stuntman and friend Jackie Chan. Honestly, the best thing to do would be to combine what's seen here with the History Chanel's Doc "How Bruce Lee Changed the World." All in all, this worth the money.
Classic Bruce Lee!!! Probably his best ever!!! Awesome movie.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
The Movie that made him a legend
For anyone that is a Bruce Lee fan this is a must have for your collection. I was 6 when the man passed away. Yet I watch all his 5 movies to this day. His skills are for the eyes to see, but what would his skills be like today. Well there are so many that claim his legend will live forever and I do believe that. If you have never seen Enter the Dragon you should and listen to the words he says about life. They ring true to this very day. Watch the extras and the interview with Bruce and see just how deep this man was. He was behind his time, and we are still trying to catch up to him even 40 years after his death.