Way of the Dragon

Way of the Dragon

[Meng Long Guo Jiang]

DVD - 2005
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In this high-kicking martial arts thriller, a young man is called to Rome to help a family friend whose restaurant is being targeted by local gangsters. Used to getting their own way, these ruthless men make the mistake of underestimating the young man's ingenuity. When they are unable to get rid of him, they call in an international martial arts champion (Chuck Norris), creating the ultimate clash of kung fu masters in the ancient city's majestic coliseum.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2005
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD Wayo


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Nov 28, 2017

This film, the third of his four complete films, was also filmed in 1972 and was written, directed and choreographed by him. This was filmed in Rome and the final fight scene, in the famed Colosseum, without proper permits.
Released in the United States, as The Return of the Dragon, after the release of Enter the Dragon.
This film, beyond all of the previous two and the following Enter the Dragon, was his most humorous and personal, as he explains that if you "put your hip into it," and that it doesn't matter what martial arts you use, for fighting.
This film also performances by Ing-Sik Whang (a Grandmaster of hapkido and a student of legendary hapkido Grandmaster Ji Han-jae); Bob Wall (1970 U.S. Professional Karate Championship) (also stars in Enter the Dragon); and Chuck Norris (The National Karate Championships (1966), All-Star Championships (1966), World Middleweight Karate Championship (1967), All-American Karate Championship (1967), Internationals (1968), World Professional Middleweight Karate Championship (defeating Louis Delgado on 24 November 1968), All-American Championship (1968), National Tournament of Champions (1968), American Tang Soo Championship, and the North American Karate Championship) - IMDb.

Nov 30, 2016

Any film starring the immortal Bruce Lee delivered on the promise of "action". And they delivered. Any claim to acting ability would be ridiculous. Lee was impressive in all his physical skills. And there was something in his eye, the set of his jaw, that spelled trouble to anyone who wanted to face him down. He died at the age of just 33 years old. I used to hear the rumor that Lee faced off with one of his master teachers and that master delivered the punishment that eventually caused his death from cerebral edema. Lee certainly brought out to the American public a fascination with various Chinese methods of fighting. There would have been no David Carradine starring in 'Kung Fu" without Lee paving the way.

May 05, 2014

This is a 2-film set, but because the films are old so do expect poor video quality at some places. In the second film, Game of Death, one can easily notice the stand-in for Bruce Lee as he died before the film was completed. Both films are cheesy, and most of the acting was kind of stiff. However, some (not all) of the fighting scenes were will done. So go for it if you are a fan. Otherwise, skip it.

Feb 25, 2014

Before his trail-blazing film 'Enter the Dragon', Bruce Lee gave us a foretaste of his astounding martial arts skills in the 'Way of the Dragon' as he took on the Italian mafia and the karate masters hired by them in Rome. Bruce's fight with Chuck Norris in the Coliseum ranks as one of the greatest martial arts fights ever as the two gladiators know that only one of them will leave the arena alive. Now only if the martial arts films these days were as good as this.

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