"Enter The Dragon" starring Bruce Lee premiered in theaters 36 years ago today, August 19th, 1973. The film is considered to be one of the greatest martial arts films of all time. It was also Bruce Lee's final film appearance before his death on July 20th, 1973 at the young age 32, and the film was released one month after Lee's death.
Bruce Lee plays a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for the death of his sister. Lee enters a kung fu competition in an attempt to fight his way to the dealer's headquarters with the help of some friends and kung fu stars Roper (John Saxton) and Williams (Jim Kelly). The film, distributed by Warner Brothers (the first Kung Fu movie to be distributed by a major film studio), would go on to gross $90 million worldwide. Here is the original theatrical trailer:
The obvious highlights of the film were the fight scenes. Here are most famous fight scenes, including both iconic "Nunchucks" scene and the "Hall of Mirrors" scene:
The original theatrical film poster:
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