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WATCH: Oliver retro-reviews Enter The Dragon

July 11th, 2013 by Oliver Harper Comments

Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us, he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Enter The Dragon… we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…

Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…

The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.

“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”

Enter The Dragon

It’s been 40 years since its release and the death of the legendary Bruce Lee. Enter The Dragon was the first American and Chinese production, done in aid to promote Bruce to American audiences. Released six days after Lee’s death in Hong Kong and a month later in the States, Enter The Dragon became a huge hit and grossed over $90 million at the box office. The movie showed the world his amazing talents as a martial artist and it’s still considered one of the best in its genre. The movie borrows ideas from a 007 plot and surrounds it with a tournament in which Bruce and two other Americans who are on the run have to fight to the death.

Forty years on it still has its charm and still retains its huge fan base. Lee’s popularity is as strong as ever and you can’t help but be impressed once he’s on screen kicking ass. Let’s take a trip back to 1973 and see how this film became such a huge success.

Oliver’s review:

Original trailer:

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Oliver Harper is, like the rest of us at FTN, a bit of a movie freak. He watches, thinks and then breaks down all the classics that were or may never have been. A big fan of 80s cinema, his trivia knowledge is phenomenal and the best part? He records great little videos to share his knowledge. Epic. Find Oliver's updates here:!/groups/370105659683174/--