Renowned for his mastery of martial arts and his impressive repertoire of action films, Bruce Lee’s name has ascended to great heights. Among his numerous critically acclaimed works, Enter the Dragon still stands as a timeless masterpiece. In honor of its 50th anniversary, the legendary 1973 film will be available for the first time in stunning 4K resolution. Fans can rejoice as Enter the Dragon’s Blu-ray and Digital versions hit the shelves and online platforms on August 8.
The 4K Ultra HD Disc of Enter the Dragon comes with exclusive special features, presenting both the original theatrical version and the Special Edition, enriched with three additional minutes of footage. The Blu-ray edition also treats viewers to a commentary from the film’s co-producer, Paul Heller, and the esteemed writer, Michael Allin, who crafted this critically acclaimed action movie. In addition to the physical release, this martial arts masterpiece will be accessible for digital purchase on various streaming platforms such as AppleTV, Amazon Prime Video, and Google Play, among others.
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Recent years have witnessed Hollywood portraying Asian characters in a more positive light, with many actors and actresses carving out their place in the entertainment industry. However, the landscape was quite different in past decades. Despite the prevailing stereotypes of Asian characters being weak, nerdy, and powerless, Bruce Lee emerged as a shining star, captivating audiences with his acting prowess and martial arts skills. His involvement in a series of revered films arguably paved the way for future successful martial arts-themed productions.
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Commemorating Enter the Dragon’s 50th Anniversary
As Enter the Dragon approaches its 50th birthday on July 26, it continues to captivate audiences with its thrilling narrative. The story revolves around Lee, a martial arts expert driven by a desire to avenge his sister’s death at the hands of a gang led by a notorious narcotics dealer. However, his mission proves to be an arduous one, as he struggles to locate the dealer’s secret headquarters. To gather information about his sister’s killer, Lee enters a kung fu competition on a secluded island. Rated R for its martial arts violence, Enter the Dragon boasts an exceptional cast including John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Bolo Yeung, Ahna Capri, Shih Kien, and Chuck Norris.
To get a glimpse of the excitement that awaits, you can watch the trailer and read the full synopsis of the film below, in anticipation of the highly anticipated 4K release on August 8.
“In this gripping tale, Lee portrays a martial arts expert determined to bring down Han, the ruthless leader of a gang responsible for his sister’s tragic demise. Recruited by an intelligence agency, he assumes the role of a student and infiltrates a tournament held at a fortified island stronghold. His objective is to collect evidence exposing Han’s involvement in drug trafficking and prostitution. With one man pursuing justice and the other seeking revenge, their clash culminates in a legendary fight to the death. Both enter a labyrinthine mirrored maze, engaging in a deadly battle where only one can emerge victorious.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about martial arts film
When will the 4K UHD release of “Enter the Dragon” be available?
The 4K UHD release of “Enter the Dragon” will be available on August 8th.
What special features are included in the 4K Ultra HD Disc?
The 4K Ultra HD Disc of “Enter the Dragon” includes both the theatrical version and the Special Edition of the film, along with an additional 3-minute footage.
Is there a commentary included in the Blu-ray version?
Yes, the Blu-ray version of “Enter the Dragon” features a commentary from the film’s co-producer, Paul Heller, and writer, Michael Allin.
Where can I purchase the film digitally?
You can purchase the digital version of “Enter the Dragon” on various streaming platforms, including AppleTV, Amazon Prime Video, and Google Play, among others.
Who stars in “Enter the Dragon”?
“Enter the Dragon” stars Bruce Lee, along with John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Bolo Yeung, Ahna Capri, Shih Kien, and Chuck Norris.
What is the plot of “Enter the Dragon”?
“Enter the Dragon” follows Lee, a martial arts expert seeking to avenge his sister’s death at the hands of a gang led by a narcotics dealer. To accomplish this, he enters a kung fu competition on a remote island, facing formidable challenges along the way.
What is the rating of “Enter the Dragon”?
“Enter the Dragon” is rated R for its martial arts violence.