Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Enter the Dragon staring Bruce Lee
The first american produced martial arts spectacular!
with the legendary
Enter the Dragon (1973)
With Bruce Lee, Jim Kelly, John Saxon and Ahna Capri
unused, bought in 2011
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Enter the Dragon (aka The Deadly Three, originally titled Blood and Steel) is a 1973 martial arts action thriller film directed by Robert Clouse; starring martial artists Bruce Lee and Jim Kelly, as well as actor John Saxon. This is Bruce Lee's final film appearance before his death on July 20, 1973. Six days after Lee's death, the film was first released on July 26, 1973 in Hong Kong.
In 2004, Enter the Dragon was deemed "culturally significant" and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Enter the Dragon was the first Chinese martial arts film to have been produced by a major Hollywood studio - Warner Bros. and was produced in association with Golden Harvest and Lee's Concord Production Company. The film is largely set in Hong Kong.
Among the stuntmen for the film were members of the Seven Little Fortunes, including Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung. This was arguably instrumental in Chan and Hung's further association with Golden Harvest studios, which later launched their careers.