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CONTINUING Warner Bros. 100th anniversary celebration, the studio will release the iconic Bruce Lee martial arts classic “Enter the Dragon” on 4K Ultra HD on August 8.
“Enter the Dragon” also celebrates its 50th Anniversary and is considered one of the most influential action films of all time and is credited with bringing interest in the Asian martial arts genre to mainstream Western cinema.
The 4K Ultra HD disc and digital will include two cuts: the theatrical version of the film and the Special Edition of the film which features three additional minutes of footage.
Directed Robert Clouse helms “Enter the Dragon,” which stars Bruce Lee in his final completed film role. Lee plays a martial arts expert determined to take down the ruthless gang leader, Han, who was responsible for the death of his sister. Recruited by an intelligence agency, he poses as a student and attends a tournament at a remote island fortress. His goal is to gather evidence that will prove Han’s involvement with drug trafficking and prostitution. With one man focused on crime and the other bent on revenge, the two engage in the now-classic fight-to-the-death finish. They both enter a mirrored maze and deadly battle. Only one will exit.
Lee is widely regarded as one of the most influential martial artists of all time and was a pop culture icon in the last century. Costars include John Saxon, Ahna Capri, Bob Wall, Shih Kein, and introduces Jim Kelly. It was written by Michael Allin and produced by Fred Weintraub, Paul Heller, and Raymond Chow with a score from honorary Academy Award recipient Lalo Schifrin. In 2004, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” In 1999, Bruce Lee was listed in Time magazine’s “100 most influential people of the century.”
Introduction by Linda Lee Cadwell (run time: 2:17 minutes)
Commentary by Paul Heller and Michael Allin (run time: 110 minutes)
Video – 4K scan of the original Panavision camera negative (2.39:1 aspect ratio) and graded with HDR10 and possibly Dolby Vision for the digital release.
Audio – A new eight-channel Dolby Atmos soundtrack, but no signs of the back sleeve that the original mono track is provided.