Video Release: November 23, 1999
Theatrical Release: 1973
Rating: R (MPAA)
Studio: Warner Home Video
- Collectors Edition
- Digitally Processed
- Runtime: 97 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
A trend-setting martial arts film with masterful kung fu action by the legendary Bruce Lee. The opium-smuggling plot is secondary to amazing and violent action scenes. The 25th anniversary edition features additional footage, an interview with Lee's widow, Linda Lee Caldwell, and "Bruce Lee: In His Own Words," a behind-the-scenes documentary.
Filmed in Hong Kong in Technicolor and Panavision.
Additional cast members: Angela Mao Ying (Su-lin); Betty Chung (Mei Ling); Geoffrey Weeks (Braithwaite); Yang Sze (Bolo); Peter Archer (Parsons); Ho Lee Yan (Old Man); Marlene Clark (Secretary)
Additional technical credits: Charles Lowe, 2U camera operator; Sheung Sun and John Hung, makeup; Lai Chun, hairdresser
After making several Hong-Kong-produced martial arts films, Lee had become a huge star in Asia. "Enter the Dragon", though filmed in Hong Kong, was Lee's first movie financed by Hollywood money, and it was the film that made him an international star. Unfortunately, he had no time to enjoy the acclaim. He died the same year at the age of 32 under circumstances that remain mysterious. "Return of the Dragon," completed in 1973, was released after his death. "Game of Death," the film Lee was working on at the time of his death, was pieced together using outtakes and released in 1978.