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Enter the Dragon
Directed by Robert Clouse
Produced by Fred Weintraub
Paul Heller
Written by Michael Allin
Starring Bruce Lee
John Saxon
Ahna Capri
Shih Kien
Robert Wall
Angela Mao
Betty Chung
Geoffrey Weeks
Peter Archer
Jim Kelly
Bolo Yeung
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Distributed by Warner Brothers
Release date(s) Hong Kong July 26, 1973
USA August 17, 1973
Running time 98 min.
Language English
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Enter the Dragon (traditional Chinese: 龍爭虎鬪) aka. The Deadly Three, originally titled Blood and Steel is a 1973 Warner Brothers martial arts film starring martial artist Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly. It is the last completed film Bruce Lee appeared in before his death. He died six days before the movie was released. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Download high resolution version (1024x1410, 399 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Enter the Dragon Categories: Fair use posters ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Bruce Lee (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: Lǐ XiÇŽolóng; Cantonese Yale: Léih Síulùhng; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Chinese-American martial artist, philosopher, instructor, and martial arts actor widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century and a... 4. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Robert Wall (born 22 August 1939 in California) is an American actor who specialised in martial arts. ... Angela Mao (born 20 September 1950 in Taiwan) is a martial arts film actress best known for the string of kung fu films in which she starred during the 1970s. ... Kelly on the Black Samurai DVD cover Jim Kelly (born May 5, 1946 in Paris, Kentucky) is an American athlete, actor and martial artist who came to prominence in the early 1970s. ... Yang Sze (Chinese: ; pinyin: ), better known as Bolo Yeung (born July 3, 1938) is a former competitive bodybuilder and a martial arts film actor. ... Lalo Schifrin Lalo Schifrin (born on June 21, 1932) is an Argentine Jewish pianist and composer, most famous for composing the burning-fuse theme tune from the Mission:Impossible television series. ... Warner Bros. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Warner Bros. ... Martial arts film is a film genre that originated in the Pacific Rim. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Bruce Lee (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: Lǐ XiÇŽolóng; Cantonese Yale: Léih Síulùhng; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Chinese-American martial artist, philosopher, instructor, and martial arts actor widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century and a... 4. ... Jim Kelly (born May 5, 1946 in Paris, Kentucky) is an American actor and martial artist who achieved fame in the 1970s. ...

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Overview

It was the first kungfu film to have been made by a major Hollywood studio and was produced in association with Golden Harvest and Lee's Concord Production Company. The film is largely set in Hong Kong. Alternative meaning: Kung Fu (TV series) Kung fu or gongfu (功夫, Pinyin: gōngfu) is a well-known Chinese term used in the West to designate Chinese martial arts. ... ... Golden Harvest (Chinese: ) SEHK: 1132 is a film production, distribution and exhibition company based in Hong Kong. ...


Among the stuntmen for the film were members of the Seven Little Fortunes, including Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung. This was arguably instrumental in Chan and Hung's further association with Golden Harvest studios, which later launched their careers. The portly Hung is shown fighting Lee in the opening sequence of the movie. The Seven Little Fortunes (Chinese: ), sometimes known as The Lucky Seven, were a group of top martial arts students of the China Drama Academy Peking Opera School in Hong Kong in the 1960s. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... Sammo Hung Kam-Bo (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Cantonese: Hung4 Gam1 Bou2) (born January 7, 1952, Hong Kong) is a Chinese actor, producer and director known for his work in many kung fu films and Hong Kong action cinema. ... Golden Harvest (Chinese: ) SEHK: 1132 is a film production, distribution and exhibition company based in Hong Kong. ...


The finished version of the film was significantly different from the original screenplay drafts as Bruce Lee revised much of the script himself, including having written and directed the film's opening Shaolin Temple fight sequence. Lee wanted to use the film as a vehicle for expressing what he saw as the beauty of his Chinese culture, rather than it being just another action movie[citation needed]. The Shaolin temples (少林寺; pinyin: Shàolín Sì, Wade-Giles: Shao-lin Ssŭ) are a group of Chinese Buddhist monasteries famed for their long association with Chán (Japanese Zen) Buddhism and martial arts. ...


The Warner Brothers Special 25th Anniversary Edition DVD includes footage from the only surviving TV interview of Bruce Lee (which aired on December 9, 1971 with Canadian journalist Pierre Burton) Also included in this special DVD release are a few minutes of added movie footage which is philosophical in tone, but was cut from the original theatrical release. In addition, there is a good amount of behind the scenes footage and extensive interview segments on various topics about Lee by his widow Linda Lee Caldwell. Warner Bros. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Pierre Berton CC (July 12, 1920 – November 30, 2004) was a noted Canadian author of non-fiction, especially Canadiana and Canadian history, and was a well-known television personality and journalist. ... Linda Lee Caldwell (or Linda Emery) is the widow of Bruce Lee. ...


Plot

Lee (portrayed by Bruce Lee) is a Shaolin martial artist in Hong Kong. He possesses great philosophical insight into martial arts as well as physical prowess, and this has earned him an invitation to a martial arts tournament organized by the mysterious Han (played by Shih Kien), though he does not wish to attend. Lee's sifu (master) informs him that Han was once a Shaolin student as well, but he abandoned them and their moral code, abusing his skills to gain wealth and power. A man named Braithwaite visits the Shaolin temple to speak with Lee. Braithwaite is the representative of an international intelligence organization that has been secretly investigating Han. The island where Han's tournament is held every three years was purchased by Han after World War II, when its nationality was uncertain. The island is now beyond international jurisdiction. Han is a heroin and opium dealer, systematically building his customers' dependence on the drugs to insure their continued business. He also runs a substantial prostitution business on his island. Han's martial arts school and tournament are a cover for Han to recruit new talent. Han reigns over his island like a king, living decadently in a grand palace. However, though Braithwaite's organization knows all of this, they lack proof. Several months earlier, Braithwaite's organization stationed a female operative, Mei Ling (Betty Chung), on Han's island, as one of his palace maidens (who double as prostitutes). They have had no further contact from her. Braithwaite wants Lee to attend Han's tournament as a cover for him to obtain proof of Han's illicit activities. He shows Lee a short video taken of Han and his bodyguard Oharra (Robert Wall), who is a professional martial artist. Lee agrees to enter the tournament, both on behalf of Braithwaite and his sifu, who has requested Lee reclaim their "lost honour." Bruce Lee (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎolóng; Cantonese Yale: Léih Síulùhng; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Chinese-American martial artist, philosopher, instructor, and martial arts actor widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century and a... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Robert Wall (born 22 August 1939 in California) is an American actor who specialised in martial arts. ...


Before leaving, Lee informs his father, who decides to tell Lee the truth about the death of his sister, so that he can pay proper respect at her grave on the way. During preparations for the previous tournament three years earlier, some of Han's men, led by Oharra, came to the city. Lee's father and sister were also visiting the city and came across the men, who attempted to rape Lee's sister. Lee's father scarred Oharra's face with a knife, but was knocked unconscious. Lee's sister was cornered, and she committed suicide with a shard of broken glass to avoid rape by Oharra and his men.


Although he intends to complete his mission honourably, Lee finds he is also driven to take vengeance upon Oharra. He quietly asks forgiveness for what he is about to do at the graves of his mother and sister, before heading off for the Island aboard Han's private junk ship. A junk is a Chinese sailing vessel. ...


Also aboard are several other competitors. They include Roper (John Saxon), a white American playboy-gambler on the run from the mob, to whom he is heavily in debt; and Williams (Jim Kelly), a black American activist on the run from the law after defending himself against two racist white policemen in Los Angeles. War buddies from Vietnam, Roper and Williams are slightly distrustful of the others. Roper gets to know Lee as they bet over a praying mantis fight being held on the deck of the boat, and later at the banquet hosted by Han on the island. At the banquet, Lee recognizes Mei Ling among Han's women. Later, as Tania (Han's beautiful and sexy hostess-in-charge) offers prostitutes to the fighters, Lee uses this as cover to establish contact with Mei Ling. Williams chooses five of the eight girls he is offered, and Roper chooses Tania herself, with whom he establishes something of a romantic relationship. 4. ... Kelly on the Black Samurai DVD cover Jim Kelly (born May 5, 1946 in Paris, Kentucky) is an American athlete, actor and martial artist who came to prominence in the early 1970s. ... A praying mantis, or praying mantid, is the common name for an insect of the order Mantodea. ...


The tournament begins the next morning, with Williams and Roper easily winning their respective matches. Later that night, Lee, with equipment supplied by Mei Ling, begins searching the island for anything incriminating. Just as he finds a concealed entrance to an underground base, he is discovered by Han's guards. He disables them before they see his face, then returns to his room. On the way back, he is seen by Williams, who is exercising outside, despite it being forbidden to leave the palace at night. Williams, in turn, is seen by a guard.


The next morning, Han informs everyone that someone was seen outside the palace, but the most important thing is that his guards "performed their duties incompetently". He orders those involved to fight his head guard, Bolo (Bolo Yeung). Bolo sadistically murders the guards. Moments later, Lee is called to his first match, and finds he is fighting Oharra. Lee proves more than a match for Oharra, even when an increasingly enraged Oharra fights dishonourably. Having convincingly defeated Oharra, Lee attempts to walk away, but, unwilling to accept defeat, Oharra finally attacks Lee with a pair of broken bottles, forcing Lee to disarm and kill him. Han, disgraced by Oharra's tactics, ends the tournament for the remainder of the day and quietly summons Williams to his study. There, Han accuses Williams of assaulting his guards the previous night. Williams denies this and insults Han. Infuriated, Han murders Williams. Yang Sze (Chinese: ; pinyin: ), better known as Bolo Yeung (born July 3, 1938) is a former competitive bodybuilder and a martial arts film actor. ...


Han later takes Roper on a tour of his underground work area, showing him his drug manufacturing area, the women he forces into prostitution through drug dependency, and the slave labour he employs through captured homeless men. Han invites Roper to join him as his representative in the United States. Roper asks why Han has revealed so much without any guarantee of Roper's cooperation. Han then shows him Williams' mutilated corpse, making it clear that Roper will be killed if he does not cooperate. That night, Lee returns to the underground base and successfully infiltrates it, discovering enough evidence to secure Han's arrest. Lee finds a radio transmitter, which he uses to contact Braithwaite and call for backup. However, he is captured while attempting to escape.


The next morning at on the tournament grounds, Roper is asked to fight Lee as a test of loyalty to Han. Roper refuses, and Han reassigns him to fight Bolo. Despite appearing outmatched, Roper is eventually victorious. Han then orders all of his guards to kill Lee and Roper. The two are hopelessly outnumbered, but they manage to hold their own until the arrival of the slave labourers, who have been freed by Mei Ling. The slave labourers join the battle against Han's guards, evening the odds. Lee pursues Han, entering into an extended duel that leads to a hall of mirrors. Remembering the philosophy taught by his sifu, Lee outsmarts and finally kills Han by kicking him onto the point of a spear.


Returning outside, Lee finds that Roper and the slave workers have defeated Han's remaining guards. However, Tania has been killed in the fight. Lee and Roper exchange a weary thumbs-up as army helicopters arrive in response to Lee's radio distress call.


Cast

  • Darnell Garcia
  • Mike Bissell
  • Jackie Chan (stuntman, uncredited)
  • Roy Chiao (uncredited)
  • Paul M. Heller (uncredited)
  • Sammo Hung (martial artist, uncredited)
  • Lam Ching Ying (uncredited)
  • Tony Liu (uncredited)
  • Keye Luke (voice, uncredited)
  • Hidy Ochiai (uncredited)
  • Steve Sanders (uncredited)
  • Wei Tung (uncredited)
  • Donnie Williams (uncredited)
  • Tadashi Yamashita (uncredited)
  • Yuen Biao (uncredited)
  • Yuen Wah (uncredited)

Bruce Lee (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎolóng; Cantonese Yale: Léih Síulùhng; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Chinese-American martial artist, philosopher, instructor, and martial arts actor widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century and a... 4. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Angela Mao (born 20 September 1950 in Taiwan) is a martial arts film actress best known for the string of kung fu films in which she starred during the 1970s. ... Jim Kelly (born May 5, 1946 in Paris, Kentucky) is an American actor and martial artist who achieved fame in the 1970s. ... Robert Wall (born 22 August 1939 in California) is an American actor who specialised in martial arts. ... Yang Sze (Chinese: ; pinyin: ), better known as Bolo Yeung (born July 3, 1938) is a former competitive bodybuilder and a martial arts film actor. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... Sammo Hung Kam-Bo (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Cantonese: Hung4 Gam1 Bou2) (born January 7, 1952, Hong Kong) is a Chinese actor, producer and director known for his work in many kung fu films and Hong Kong action cinema. ... Lam Ching-ying (林 正英 real name: Lam Gun-bo 林根寶) (born: December 27, 1952 in Shanghai; died November 8, 1997 in Hong Kong) was a Chinese actor, action director and director. ... Keye Luke ( Cantonese: Lo Sek Lam Pinyin: Lù Xílín) (June 18, 1904–January 12, 1991) was a Chinese actor. ... Hidehiko Hidy Ochiai (Japanese:落合秀彦, born September 26, 1939) is a Japanese born actor, author, and martial arts instructor. ... Yuen Biao (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (born 26 July 1957) is a Chinese actor from Hong Kong. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yuen Yuen Wah in A Kid from Tibet Yuen Wah (元華 p. ...

Box office

Enter the Dragon was a huge success during its original theatrical release. It grossed an estimated $25,000,000 in North America,[1] and an estimated $90,000,000 worldwide,[1] off a very modest $850,000 budget, making it one of the most profitable films ever made.


In Hong Kong, the film grossed HKD $3,307,536[1] — huge business for the time, but substantially less than Lee's Fist of Fury and Way of the Dragon Jing Wu Men redirects here. ... Bruce Lee in Way of the Dragon Way of the Dragon (Chinese: 猛龍過江) released as Return of the Dragon in the U.S.) is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film. ...


On set incidents

  • Bruce was bitten by a cobra during filming of the scene in which he infiltrates Han's underground lair. Fortunately the snake had been de-venomized prior to Bruce handling the snake.
  • According to Bob Wall and John Saxon, Bruce Lee was challenged by an extra. The 'challenge procedure' was to step up to Bruce and tap your foot three times. Bob Wall recalled that the challenger was strong, young and skilful but that Lee simply toyed with him before finally trapping his arm and leg and taking him to the ground with a subduing lock hold. Bruce received many of these challenges but when he did accept them he would always end it on a friendly note, even to the extent of showing the challenger how they could improve, and what was flawed with their attack. On the Enter the Dragon 25 Year anniversary DVD, this incident was played down because of the way Bruce had handled it. To him it was no big deal. It has been noted that anyone else would have fired these challengers but Bruce never did that. Bruce Lee was challenged by many actors and stunt men wanting to prove themselves by defeating him in a fight.
  • Lee had collapsed several times in May 1973 during the dubbing of Enter the Dragon.
  • During the fight scene with Bob Wall, Bruce Lee cut himself on glass bottles that were not the sugar glass props normally used in the film industry.
  • During the making of 'Enter the Dragon', it has been said that Bruce had developed a grudge against Bob Wall due to the cut injury he had sustained when Wall had held onto the 'real glass' bottle during their fight scene (where Oharra smashes the bottles). Wall and others deny these allegations however, stating the whole event was blown out of proportion.[citation needed]
  • It's been reported that, in the fight scene with Bob Wall, Bruce Lee sidekicked Wall so hard that the extra positioned to catch Wall received a broken arm. However, Wall has stated that if Bruce had really wanted to hurt him, all he had to do was aim his sidekick upward towards his throat, but that he clearly did not do that. In addition, Wall was wearing padding under his gi jacket, which provided some protection from the full power of the kick. If you look closely you can see that Lee is holding back and that the kick is actually more of a "leg push", a technique often used in stunt fighting.

Robert Wall (born 22 August 1939 in California) is an American actor who specialised in martial arts. ... Sugar glass is not glass at all, but a mixure of sugar, corn syrup and water, which looks like glass when finished. ...

Additional information

  • It is often regarded as one of the most influential films of all time[citation needed], kick-starting the Kung Fu movie genre during the 1970s in the West and establishing Bruce Lee as a popular culture icon.
  • In October 1973, Enter the Dragon was the number one box office movie in the United States.
  • The production budget was only $850,000 and the filming was completed in less than 3 months.
  • By 1977, Enter the Dragon was listed as one of the twenty most profitable movies in the history of cinema.[citation needed]
  • In 2004, it was deemed "culturally significant" and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ...

Notes

  • Sammo Hung appears as Bruce Lee's sparring opponent at the beginning of the movie.
  • Jackie Chan appears briefly in a couple of scenes, as one of the guards or henchmen with O'Harra. The first is when he is kicked in the groin while coming on to Lee's sister. He is wearing the light blue clothing. He is also the only person to get any serious type of damage on Lee's sister. (Punches, a kick, and pushing her head into the wall) Later on, he gets his neck snapped by Bruce Lee during a battle with several guards, where Bruce Lee uses a number of weapons including the nunchakus.
  • The scene in which Lee's character states that his style was the style of "Fighting Without Fighting" and then lures Parsons into boarding a dinghy is based upon a famous anecdote involving the 16th century samurai Tsukahara Bokuden.[2][3]
  • Critics have referred to Enter the Dragon as "a low-rent James Bond thriller",[4] a "remake of Doctor No" with elements of Fu Manchu.[5] An aspect of this does come in when, while showing Roper around his museum, Han strokes a white cat similar to that of Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
  • According to Shannon Lee, who appeared on a Spike TV special, airing the film, she states there was a debate on deciding the title, as the film originally was supposed to be named "Blood and Steel" or "Han's Isle". The film was named "Enter the Dragon", as she states her father was known as "the dragon".
  • If you notice at the beginning of Lee's fight with Han (in the courtyard, right after Han scratches him with the bear-claw), Lee counter-attacks with the same pattern (sidekick, reverse roundhouse, and jumping kick) that he used at the beginning of his fight with "Hsiao Mi" in The Big Boss.

Sammo Hung Kam-Bo (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Cantonese: Hung4 Gam1 Bou2) (born January 7, 1952, Hong Kong) is a Chinese actor, producer and director known for his work in many kung fu films and Hong Kong action cinema. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... For Nintendos Wii Remote Nunchuk attachment, see Nunchuk. ... Tsukahara Bokuden (塚原 卜伝 1489 - 1571) was a famous swordsman of early Sengoku period. ... This article is about the spy series. ... Dr. No is a 1962 spy film. ... This article is about the fictional literature character. ... Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a fictional character from the James Bond universe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Big Boss (1971, 唐山大兄, also known as Fists of Fury in the U.S., not to be confused with Fist of Fury) was Bruce Lees first major film. ...

Enter the Dragon in popular culture

  • This movie is parodied in The Kentucky Fried Movie as A Fistfull of Yen, complete with Lee quote, "This time, with feeling."
  • Many of the moves performed by Bruce Lee in this film are used as moves for the characters Marshall and Forest Law in the best selling video game series Tekken.
  • Various moves and character nuances of Lee, seen and heard, in the movie are the basis of moves and sound effects for the character Maxi from Soul Calibur series and the nunchaku discipline from Soul Calibur III.
  • The Super Street Fighter II character Fei Long is a tribute to Bruce Lee. Many of the moves performed by Bruce Lee in this film are used as moves for Fei Long in the series of games.
  • The classic Beat 'Em Up series Double Dragon has many of its thugs named after characters from this film including Williams, Roper, Oharra, and Bolo, not to mention the two main characters of the series have the last name Lee.
  • The plot of the original Mortal Kombat video game is nearly identical to Enter the Dragon, but with a distinctly supernatural twist. The official comic book that could be purchased via mail order that came out with the game even contained the famous quote "Let the tournament begin!"
  • Liu Kang, from the Mortal Kombat series, is clearly based on Bruce Lee's character, Lee. This is evident due to the fact that both are fighting to represent the Shaolin Temples and are trying to restore honor in a corrupted tournament. Also, in the first film, Liu Kang seeks to avenge the death of a family member, his brother, just as Lee seeks to avenge the death of his sister.
  • In the film Undercover Brother, the scene when Sistah Gurl infiltrates Undercover Brother's apartment, Enter The Dragon is on the t.v. when he walks out of the bathroom after saying, "Too funky for myself."
  • Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix Plus includes a remix of the movie's theme song arranged by Naoki Maeda under the alias "B3-Project."
  • Pump It Up Zero (an arcade dance simulation video game) has a mix of the theme song of Enter the Dragon, specially arranged by South Korean hip hop group JTL. This group's first album is also named after this movie, and the song that's featured in PIU Zero is also contained on it.
  • A scene from the movie is recreated in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, when Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) stabs the pawn shop owner Maynard through the stomach with a katana.
  • In episode 49 of Beast Wars, when Megatron reveals his new dragon beast form on the reawakened Optimal Optimus, he bluntly states the phrase "Enter the Dragon!" before pouncing on him.
  • There are several references to Enter the Dragon in The Boondocks animated television show, most notably in the episode Granddad's Fight. In that episode, Huey Quotes Bruce Lee when he asks Granddad, "What was that? An exhibition? We need emotional content!". Huey also wears clothes that match Lee's exactly during a sequence where he is training his granddad to fight. Also, in the episode "Let's Nab Oprah", Williams is given tribute in the character Bushido Brown, who goes as far to use the line, "Man, you come straight out of a comic strip." It should probably be noted that The Boondocks did, in fact, originate from a comic strip.
  • Jann Lee from the Dead or Alive series uses several moves used by Bruce Lee and sometimes says "Don't think. Feel".
  • The main theme of the movie was often an introduction cover song to most Jamiroquai gigs of the Dynamite era.
  • Enter the Dragon is the name of an episode of A.T.O.M.(alpha teens on machines) in which the ninja assassin Dragon makes his first appearance.
  • Enter the Dragon is also the name of an episode of 6teen which is mainly about the gang wondering where the tickets are for Dragon Thunder.
  • The final fight of the film between Lee and Han inspired similar scenes in two other films: In the 1984 film, Conan the Destroyer, and the 1994 film,The Shadow, a fight occurs in a mirrored room in which the hero has to destroy the multiple images before defeating the "real" villain.
  • An article[6] in The Onion from March 2004 covered a very similar style of tournament held by Donald Rumsfeld.
  • The makers of Balls of Fury have referred to their film as "the retarded ping-pong version of Enter the Dragon". Indeed, the plots of the two films are remarkably similar.
  • Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly's title seems to be based of this film's title.
  • The scene with the mirrors (featuring Bruce Lee and Shih Kien was a homage to the funhouse climax scene from Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai.
  • The scene where Williams chooses a handful of girls to be his roommates on the island is echoed in Rush Hour 2, where Detective Carter swipes many girls at the massage parlor.
  • Spanish TV series Los ladrones van a la oficina references the title of the dubbed version, "Operation: Dragon": Policeman Gutiérrez intends to use it for a sting operation, but he is mocked as the words are recognized as the title of the movie.
  • The Ska punk band Inner Terrestrials, have done a cover of the theme which incorporates anarchistic lyrics to the slightly altered tune.
  • In Jackie Chan Adventures, the plot of episode "Re-Enter the J-Team" is based on "Enter the Dragon." The heroes infiltrate a martial arts tournament on a crime lord's island recruiting skilled martial artists. The crime lord even has a replaceable hand as a weapon, complete with claws.
  • Is the favourite movie of the Japanese director Shinichiro Watanabe
  • In the film The Last Dragon, the lead character is a fan of Bruce Lee and features a video sequence showing Bruce Lee film highlights

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Remake

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DVD releases

Warner Brothers

  • Released: July 1, 1998
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (2.35:1) anamorphic
  • Sound: English (5.1), French (5.1), Spanish (5.1)
  • Supplements: Introduction and interview with Linda Lee Caldwell; Commentary by Paul Heller and Michael Allin; Location: Hong Kong with Enter the Dragon documentary; Bruce Lee: In His Own Words documentary; Backyard Workout documentary; Trailers and TV spots; Production notes
  • Region 1

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  • Released: May 18, 2004
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (2.35:1) anamorphic
  • Sound: English (5.1), English (1.0)
  • Supplements: Commentary by Paul Heller and Michael Allin; Location: Hong Kong with Enter the Dragon documentary; Bruce Lee: In His Own Words documentary; Backyard Workout documentary; Blood and Steel documentary; Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey documentary; Bruce Lee: Curse of the Dragon documentary; Trailers and TV spots
  • Region 1

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  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (2.35:1) letterboxed
  • Sound: Cantonese (5.1), Madarin (5.1)
  • All regions

HD-DVD Release

Warner Brothers

  • Released: July 11, 2006
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2:40:1
  • Sound: English (5.1), French (1.0), Spanish
  • Supplements: Interview with Linda Lee Caldwell, The Making of ENTER THE DRAGON, A Warrior's Journey, The Curse of the Dragon, Bruce Lee: In His Own Words, Hong Kong with ENTER THE DRAGON, Backyard Workout with Bruce, Theatrical Trailer, and TV Spots
  • Region 1

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Blu Ray Release

Warner Brothers

  • Released: April 17, 2007
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2:40:1
  • Sound: English (5.1), French (1.0), Spanish
  • Supplements: Interview with Linda Lee Caldwell, The Making of ENTER THE DRAGON, A Warrior's Journey, The Curse of the Dragon, Bruce Lee: In His Own Words, Hong Kong with ENTER THE DRAGON, Backyard Workout with Bruce, Theatrical Trailer, and TV Spots (Special features are the same as the HD-DVD Release)
  • Region 1

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References

  1. ^ a b c IMDB: Box office business. Retrieved on 2007-08-26.
  2. ^ www.martialdirect.com/articles/bruceleept1.htm (2007-08-12). Bruce Lee Said What?.
  3. ^ www.nineblue.com/kids/news_details.aspx?user_id=31 (2007-08-12). Bully Busters Art of Fighting without Fighting.
  4. ^ The Fourth Virgin Film Guide by James Pallot and the editors of CineBooks, published by Virgin Books, 1995
  5. ^ Hong Kong Action Cinema by Bey Logan, published by Titan Books, 1995
  6. ^ http://www.theonion.com/content/node/30496
  7. ^ Fleming, Michael. "Warners to remake 'Enter the Dragon'", Variety, 2007=08-09. Retrieved on 2007-08-12. 

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See also

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External links

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Enter the Dragon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1220 words)
"Enter the Dragon" follows three international martial artists during their participation in a fighting tournament on an island run by a crimelord called Han.
During the making of Enter The Dragon it is said that Bob Wall never quite got along with Bruce Lee and at the fight on the parade ground (where Oharra smashes the bottles) the attack at Lee was more then just a managed fight.
Rush Hour 2 seems to reference Enter The Dragon during the scene where Chris Tucker's character is in the massage parlour and he begins selecting the women he'd like to be massaged by.
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