It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend. Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day he died over three decades ago. A post-screening after-party was held in a nearby parking lot under a 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) tent that was decorated with Chinese themes. All in all, this movie is an inspiring take on a legend's life. In a voice-over, Linda tells the audience Bruce fell into a mysterious coma and died shortly before the film's release, and says while many people want to talk about how he died, she prefers to remember how he lived. [15], Filming was delayed multiple times; Cohen had a heart attack on 6 February 1992, delaying production for a month;[20] another delay was caused when Jason became ill.[21] Filming was also affected by a monsoon during which Hong Kong experienced its heaviest rainfall in decades,[21] as well as an extortion attempt by a triad,[21] who threatened Cohen and other individuals because the crew were working on the gang's territory. There was “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story” played by Jason Scott Lee and he was moderately decent, and his impression of Bruce was an acquired taste. "Bloodsport" follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur. [10] Poteet praised Jason's new martial arts abilities, as did John Cheung, the actor who portrayed Johnny Sun and served as the film's fight and stunt coordinator. Lee can also be given significant credit for sparking the martial arts rage of the 1970s. A newspaper publisher and his Asian valet/martial arts expert battle crime as the feared Green Hornet and Kato. Morris describes the scene as didactic, as it allows Linda, who was originally enjoying the film, to understand and share Bruce's revulsion of racist stereotypes. Based on the life and career of Martial Arts superstar, Bruce Lee. The Martial Artist. Was this review helpful to you? Bruce Lee was already considered an icon before he died at the tragically young age of 32. By far one of the best Bruce Lee biopics. Roper and Williams are former army buddies since Vietnam and they enter the tournament due to different problems that they have. The Demon pursues Brandon, spurring Bruce to fight back, save Brandon and break the Demon's neck with a pair of Nunchaku. [11] While Brandon was the right age and had appropriate martial arts training to portray his father, and was perceived by some as a likely choice for the role, producer Raffaella De Laurentiis said he did not look Chinese enough and that she would have refused to work on the project if they had to resort to making Brandon appear more Asian. Film4. A young man sworn to an oath of non-violence works with his cousins in an ice factory where they mysteriously begin to disappear. [9], "[Brandon Lee] said I wouldn't survive in this part if I treated his father like a god. "[34] Roger Ebert said the martial arts sequences defy "gravity and logic ... but what the heck: It's fun to watch,"[35] and Vincent Canby described it as "an enjoyably hokey, big-budget theatrical film with a lot of kicks and the soul of a television movie". 6 people found this helpful. The only real disappointment about Enter the Dragon is that it is Bruce Lee's last movie. Not that his other movies are bad, but other than the fight scenes which are all great, Enter the Dragon is very well done in all aspects, and is a step above. [5][6] Cadwell provided resources for the film's production. 1' on its 15th Anniversary Movies Like Enter the Dragon [4] Other sources included Robert Clouse's book Bruce Lee: The Biography, and original research by Khmara and Cohen. Enter the Dragon is a 1973 martial arts action-thriller film directed by Robert Clouse.The film stars Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly.It would be Lee's final completed film appearance before his death on 20 July 1973 at age 32. Krieger offers Bruce a chance to work on a big-budget Hollywood film, to which Bruce agrees, partly because of Linda's wish to return home. An example of this can be found when a cheering crowd carries Bruce away from Linda after the premiere of The Big Boss.