Elliott Serrano, for Redeye
8:48 PM CDT, June 17, 2013
You could live to be a thousand years old, and you will never see another man like Bruce Lee. When the San Francisco-born martial artist broke through in American cinema, he was already a huge star in Asia. And when “Enter the Dragon” hit screens in the U.S., a phenomenon was born. The combination of good looks, talent and charisma, coming at a time when movie-going audiences were hungry for something new in their heroes, created a perfect storm in popular culture. And after his passing, there would be many imitators and would-be heirs to the throne, but none would equal the legend of Bruce Lee. Now, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the history-making film, “Enter the Dragon” is getting a special release on blu-ray disc.
The “Enter the Dragon 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition” is sure to please most any Bruce Lee fan. As a geek for martial arts films myself, I was tickled, not only by the gorgeous digital transfer of the film, but also by the collectible goodies included in the special packaging. (See gallery above.) I’m telling you, somebody in the marketing department must have been looking into my subconscious when they decided to include a patch AND a “Deputy of the Dragon” membership card. Classic!
This edition also includes a number of new featurettes about the film: No Way As Way; The Return to Han’s Island; Wing Chun: and The Art that Introduced Kung Fu to Bruce Lee. Add to that a Interview Gallery featuring Lee’s wife, Linda Lee Caldwell; Backyard Workout with Bruce Lee; Curse of the Dragon; and many other features from the previous edition and you have a collectable sure to please most any Bruce Lee fan.
Enter the Dragon 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-Ray gets a Geek Factor Rating of 4 (out of 4) Nunchaku!
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Elliott Serrano is a Redeye Special Contributor and Chicago's Top Geek. He took Kung-Fu in high school, and by "took Kung-Fu" he means he watched lots of Hong Kong Phooey cartoons.
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