Bucheon City 50th Anniversary Celebration

Enter the Dragon

Robert CLOUSE|Hong Kong, China, USA|1973|98min |15+

Code Time Theater Rate GV
729 7/5  17:00 - 18:38 CGV Sopung 10 15
729 7/5  17:00 - 18:38CGV Sopung 10
15

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Program Note

The U.S. Intelligence agency solicits the help of 'Lee', a Shaolin Temple alumnus, to arrest 'Han', who is secretly running a heroin production and human trafficking operation. The agency's plan involves entering 'Lee' into a martial arts tournament held at Han's fortress, disguised as a martial arts school. Initially reluctant, 'Lee' agrees to assist when he learns that his sister committed suicide due to 'Ohara', a subordinate of 'Han', sparking a desire for revenge.

Program Note

Lee, a martial arts master and instructor from Hong Kong, is requested by British intelligence agents to gather evidence against a crime boss named Han. In order to do so, he attends a martial arts tournament held on Han’s private island. During his investigation, Lee discovers that Ohara, the man responsible for his sister’s death, works as Han’s bodyguard on the island. Will Lee win the tournament, avenge his sister, and bring Han to justice?
Exactly 50 years ago, on July 20, 1973, Bruce Lee passed away. One month later, his final completed work, Enter the Dragon, produced in collaboration with a Hollywood production team as a joint venture between the United States and Hong Kong, was released and achieved global box office success. If Bruce Lee hadn’t died so prematurely, the history of Asian cinema in Hollywood would surely have been somewhat different. In 2004, this film was deemed culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant by the United States Library of Congress, and was selected for permanent preservation in the National Film Registry. It not only combined the martial arts and blaxploitation genres, but also had a significant influence on the action genre. (Ellen Y. D. KIM)

Director

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Robert CLOUSE

Born in 1928. His short film The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes (1963) and The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eye(1964) which received an Oscar nomination. After being hired by Warner Bros. and Golden Harvest to direct the martial arts classic Enter the Dragon (1973), In 1974, he directed Black Belt Jones (1974) for Warner Brothers Pictures. His works include Black Belt Jones (1974), Game of Death(1978). He passed away in 1997 at the age of 68.

Credit

Producer Paul M. HELLER, Fred WEINTRAUB
Screenplay Michael ALLIN
Cinematographer Gil HUBBS
Editor Kurt HIRSCHLER, George WATTERS
Music Lalo SCHIFRIN
Cast Bruce LEE, John SAXON, Bob WALL