Enter the Dragon (1973)

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A secret agent comes to an opium lord's island fortress with other fighters for a martial-arts tournament.


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19 March 1999 | Dean Routledge
.....simply the best
Even though it is more than 25 years since Enter the Dragon was first released, to this day it is still hailed as the landmark of martial arts films.

Used primarily as a vehicle for the late, great Bruce Lee this movie has a thin plot, little actual character development and the acting isn't fantastic.....it was never meant to be another Citizen Kane. Its merit lies purely in the action content. If you were to ask any learned martial artist I'm sure that 9 out of 10 would tell you that the fight sequences are unparalleled, even today. The fluidity of Lee is astounding. Unlike most martial arts films of that time the fighting is very realistic, and has a somewhat visceral quality. There is also the use of traditional Oriental weapons (nunchaku, escrima sticks, etc..), although the British censors in their wisdom have seen fit the cut the nunchaku sequence, and I'm afraid, like any censored movie, it just isn't the same watching when you know you aren't getting the full monty, so to speak.

Still, on the whole one of my personal favourites and a must see for any action or seventies film fan. If you get the opportunity see the remastered American version with added footage....I've got one,envy me!!!

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Release Date:

19 August 1973

Language

English, Cantonese


Country of Origin

Hong Kong, USA

Filming Locations

Aberdeen Harbour, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, China

Box Office

Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,805

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