Bruce Lee’s masterful final film, Enter the Dragon, stands the test of time as the most beloved martial arts epic in film history. This box office hit takes Lee to the island fortress of criminal warlord Han, whose martial arts academy covers up opium smuggling and prostitution activities. To avenge the death of his sister, Lee infiltrates the stronghold and enters Han’s brutal tournament – a breathtaking visual feast of competitions fusing skills in karate, judo, tae kwon do, tai chi chuan and hapkido, staged by Lee himself. What a kick! –Cannes Film Festival
A hard-working director throughout his long and varied career, Robert Clouse is known best for his two most successful films: Der Mann mit der Todeskralle (1973) and Game of Death (1978. Clouse was a director who worked mainly in the visuals of cinema, owing to the fact that he was completely deaf, he employed assistant directors who could verify that actors had delivered their lines correctly. After being hired by Warner Bros. and Golden Harvest to direct Der Mann mit der Todeskralle (1973), Clouse was escalated into the realm of profitable directors. But, unlike others in this category, doors in Hollywood were not entirely open to him. Clouse was, in 1974, hired to direct Freie Fahrt ins Jenseits (1974) for Warner Brothers Pictures. The film proved to be a moderate success, but was seen more as a vehicle for Der Mann mit der Todeskralle (1973) protégé ‘Jim Kelly’. In 1978, Clouse returned to Hong Kong where he was hired by Golden Harvest’s Raymond Chow to direct a comeback… read more
One of the all time great action films was the first one to be produced by a major american studio but unfortunately marked Bruce Lee's last completed picture .Amazing set pieces that certainly played to Lee's strengths. Compromised somewhat by the studio's need for 'american' stars in playing up John Saxon and Jim Kelly as equal heroes. Lee's fight with his sisters killer and the final mirror room battle amazing.