Hong Kong/U.S., 1973, 99 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Robert Clouse, Rated R, Warner Bros.
Enter the Dragon
"From being a virtually silent actor at the dawn of color television, when most Asian characters were still being played by whites, [Bruce Lee] came to control his own productions and create new images for Asians and Asian Americans. Eventually he would transcend even the screen, be celebrated as a hero for the global downtrodden, and help lay the foundation for the border-crossing global popular culture of the next century." —Jeff Chang, Criterion Collection
At the height of his stardom in Hong Kong, Bruce Lee was called to Hollywood to make the film that, perhaps more than any other, defines his legacy. His electrifying fighting style and the deeply personal philosophy that guided it received their fullest expression yet in this thrilling tale of a Shaolin fighter who goes undercover to infiltrate an island presided over by a renegade monk turned diabolical criminal mastermind. Released just days after Lee’s tragic death, Enter the Dragon went on to become his greatest international success and one of the most influential action movies ever made, with its famed hall-of-mirrors finale bringing together the physical and intellectual dimensions of his artistry in one dazzling set piece. Note courtesy Criterion Collection
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