Enter the Dragon
ENTER THE DRAGON (18)
D: Robert Clouse
Warner/Concord (Fred Weintraub & Paul Heller)
USA/Hong Kong 🇺🇸 🇭🇰 1973
W: Michael Allin
DP: Gilbert Hubbs
Ed: Kurt Hirschler & George Watters
Mus: Lalo Schifrin
Bruce Lee (Lee), John Saxon (Roper), Shih Kien (Han), Jim Kelly (Williams), Bob Wall (O'Hara)
The first Hollywood produced martial arts movie is more like a entry to the James Bond series, starring the legendary Bruce Lee as a spy who travels to the mysterious island of criminal mastermind Han, who is showcasing a fighting tournament.
For fans of Bruce Lee, this doesn't disappoint, with the action star performing some brilliant fight choreography, including a kick which was executed so quick, that it couldn't be captured on film at 28 frames per second.
Certain elements are dated, such as the sound recording and production design, but that only adds to its kitsch charm. Under no circumstances should this be remade.
There have been many pretenders to the throne, but none come close.