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Enter The Dragon: 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray Review

Submitted by on July 3, 2013 – 8:33 amOne Comment

It’s hard to believe that it has been 40 years since Bruce Lee passed away, and nearly half a century since Lee’s incredible Enter The Dragon was released. But now, with the film re-released on blu-ray, Bruce Lee has never looked better.

Of course, you should know the story. Lee is recruited by an intelligence agency to discover and ultimately upend the evil Han’s slavery and drug trafficking ring that is taking place on a secret island. Lee, along with Roper (John Saxon) and Williams (the late Jim Kelly), enter Han’s tournament in order to infiltrate Han’s secret fortress.  The film has spawned many duplicate films such as Bloodsport, and has long been considered Bruce Lee’s finest flick.

The classic film shines brightly on blu-ray, as Lee’s action sequences are a beauty to behold. There are several scenes on the disc that truly capture Lee’s mind blowing speed and to-the-tee choreography. Of course, the final battle with Han is one of those excellent moments. But what makes this package really awesome is the extra goodies.

“No Way As Way” is all about Lee’s career, whom he has influenced and who influenced the man that made everyone want a pair of karate shoes and nunchucks. “The Return To Han’s Island” is a guided tour through the real life island featured in the film. Finally, there’s “Wing Chun: The Art That Introduced Kung Fu to Bruce Lee,” which looks at the art form that ultimately led Lee to Kung Fu and eventually to America. There is also the “Curse of the Dragon” documentary that analyzes Lee’s untimely death along with his son Brandon’s. There is also a behind the scenes look at the film titled “Blood and Steel.”

To make the set even better, buyers will receive never-before-seen still photos, a collectible patch, a motion lenticular card and a promotional booklet featuring photos from Dave Friedman‘s soon to be released book, Enter the Dragon: A Photographer’s Journey.

All of these goodies make a classic film even better, so it is definitely worth having.

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