In this high-kicking martial arts thriller, a young man (Bruce Lee) 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.
The Little Dragon dazzles the Eternal City
- The Way of the Dragon review by romanjazzman
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Bruce Lee stars and directs this excellent kung fu flick. The "Little Dragon" plays Tang Lung, a boy from Hong Kong's countryside sent to Rome to protect a Chinese restaurant from a gang of thugs (the "Mafia" is not mentioned, although the implication is not so subtle). Lee puts in a great performance, showing also great acting ability, particularly when it comes to the more comedic moments. Although the plot is fairly simple, the excellent action more than makes up for it, particularly a scene where Lee shows his proficiency with traditional weapons such as the staff and the deadly nunchaku, and the epic fight scene in the Colosseum against Chuck Norris.
An absolute must for fans of the genre. The extras are also very good, including the retrospective on the movie and interviews with the producers and co-stars.
Audio Commentary with Hong Kong cinema expert Mike Leeder
Audio Commentary by Bey Logan and co-star Jon Benn
"A Dragon Remembered": Interview with Bruce Lee's brother Robert Lee
"Double Edged Sword": An exclusive interview with co-star and 'Black Belt Hall of Fame' championship fighter Bob Wall
Bruce Lee Trailer Archive including rare UK theatrical trailers and TV spots
Inside "Way Of The Dragon" featuring interviews with production managers Chaplin Chang and Louis Sit
"Memories of the Master" featurette: Bruce's training partner (Pat Johnson) reveals fascinating anecdotes of Bruce's relationship with Chuck Norris and Steve McQueen
"Dragon Rising": a re-mastered transfer of Bruce Lee's only remaining screentest
"Artist and Warrior": An exclusive interview with Bruce's friend and co-star Tony Lau Wing "Warrior Immortal featurette" with co-star and Hapkido Grandmaster Wong In-sik sharing his thoughts on Bruce Lee and his fighting art Jeet Kune Do
Production Photo Gallery
Rare Photo Archive (containing rare stills, posters and original lobby card artwork)
Behind The Legend Gallery
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