Yes forty years ago this classic film debuted rocketing Bruce Lee to superstardom. Unfortunately he did not live to see the overwhelming success of this masterpiece. Produced jointly between Hong Kong and the United States, Enter The Dragon set the standard for kung fu and martial arts films to come.
At the time Enter The Dragon was released it stood as a unique and groundbreaking film. A Chinese superstar teamed with two Americans; one white and one black, it broke racial and cultural barriers. But this was overshadowed but the action.
A young monk is asked to compete in a special tournament and aid the government in stopping a criminal drug lord. This also afforded him the opportunity to avenge the death of his sister.
Meanwhile one American fighter joins the tournament to prove his skills and escape racial tensions. The other owes money to the mob.
Weapons are not allowed on the island. You only have your skills and strength. And Bruce Lee along with his fellow fighters do an expert job.
Determined to put out a top notch product, Bruce Lee strove for nothing but perfection and realism. One example is a scene where Bruce Lee is actually handling a live cobra.
This movie has stood the test of time and will go on as one of the greatest films of a generation.