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  • Actors: Jet Li|Bridget Fonda|Tchéky Karyo|Laurence Ashley
  • Directors: Chris Nahon
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, French
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Aug. 2002
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005RDOT
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,272 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Liu Jian (Jet Li) is a Chinese government agent who has been sent to France to assist in the arrest of a Chinese heroin smuggler. But when he arrives he is framed for murder by corrupt French police detective Jean-Pierre Richard (Tchéky Karyo) and forced to go on the run in a bid to prove his innocence. When he meets Jessica (Bridget Fonda), a prostitute whose daughter Isabel is being held captive by Richard, Liu offers to get Isabel back if Jessica will help expose Richard's corruption. Jessica agrees and much martial arts mayhem follows.

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In Kiss of the Dragon, Chinese undercover agent Jet Li chops his way through Paris after he's framed in some sketchily defined drug sting operation. The fight sequences are tough and quite brutal, and the over-the-top finale is arguably worth the price of admission, wherein an implacable Li takes on the entire Paris Police Bureau, working his way up toward police chief Tchéky Karyo's office through cops, a pair of peroxide-blond twin henchmen, and a whole class of kung fu cadets. Coscreenwriter Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita) should know by now what makes for a nifty genre piece, but the woeful dialogue is a shame, and there aren't nearly enough action sequences to get your blood boiling. Poor Bridget Fonda gives it the old-school try in a thankless role as an ex-junkie prostitute from the Midwest whose young daughter is being held captive by duplicitous police chief/drug lord/pimp Karyo (who fairly inhales the scenery). Director Chris Nolan might have pushed further the strangers-in-a-strange-land camaraderie between Li and Fonda, but the script still would've sunk him. --Steve Wiecking

On the DVD: Kiss of the Dragon is a film that relies on its superbly choreographed fight scenes, so luckily the anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 widescreen presentation is spotless. The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track positively shakes the room in the action sequences and atmospheric music by Craig Armstrong perfectly underscores the highs and lulls in the drama. Extras are plentiful: the audio commentary from Director Chris Nahon with Jet Li and Bridget Fonda is informative. "Jet Li--Fighting Philosophy" is a 12-minute bluffer's guide to Li and his life on and off-screen. "Cory Yuen--Action Academy" is about the work of long-time Li collaborator Yuen and details his fighting methodology. The "Police Gymnasium Fight: Martial Arts Demo" follows Yuen and fellow stuntmen blocking the stunning battle sequence. There are also a number of production stills and trailers for other Fox releases. --Kristen Bowditch

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
"Kiss Of The Dragon" features the usual mixture of Jet Li Martial Arts mayhem and a bad-guy body count that's satisfyingly large.

However - UK fans should note that despite it's dirt-cheap price across the way - the 'US' BLU RAY on 20th Century Fox is REGION A LOCKED - so it won't play on our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' (which few are).

Buy the UK issue instead – it’s also available for a peanuts amount of money - it's a looker on the format - and has the fab Bridget Fonda looking cute enough to engender marriage proposals...
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By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Mar. 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
What do you want from a Jet Li movie? By the time of Kiss Of The Dragon being released, many of his fans had been vociferous about how his film's were losing realism in the fight scenes. Here, teaming up with Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen in the writing room, Li himself set about readdressing the balance for American produced martial artistry. The result is of course a preposterous plot that should duly have been expected, but without doubt for action fans this is a real high kicker that delivers thrill after thrill as Li beats up Paris.

The plot simply sees Li as Chinese intelligence agent Liu Siu-jian who is sent to Paris to aid in the apprehension of a Chinese drug lord. Things go belly up when corrupt cops led by Insp. Richard {Tchéky Karyo} wipe out the target and frame Liu Siu-jian for the murder. But he ain't going to take it on the chin. So with the help of prostitute witness Jessica Kamen (Bridget Fonda), he sets about clearing his name whilst perhaps helping Jessica get her life back on track too. Cue the odd couple forming a tender relationship as they shift from one death defying encounter to another.

The action on offer here is excellently put together, there's minimal CGI and even less wire work involved. This is stunts and martial artistry produced by a master craftsman. From a unique use of a snooker ball to an exhilarating smack down with a class of martial arts students, and on to a tag team scrap with the blonde twins, this has enough biff and bam to fill the Louvre itself. Li is on fire, not only one of the toughest guys on the planet, but also one of the coolest. While Fonda is hugely touching in a stereotypical role and Karyo continues to be one of the best psycho actors in the new millennium.

Flaws and plot holes here? Of course. Does it matter in a buttock kicking action movie? Course not. 7.5/10
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Out of all the english speaking flims that Martial arts star Jet Li has done upon writing this review, (that including Cradle 2 the Grave) Kiss of the Dragon has to be the best of the lot.
KOD sreenplay was done by acclaimed French director Luc Besson (Leon, Fifth Element) who also was one of the producers as well and you can tell this by the moody, gritty, stylish feel which most his work has.
The story, first conceived by Li himself, is basically about a Chinese Government agent (played by Li) who is sent to Paris on a serect mission to assit the French police. But things go wrong and Li is double cross by the police, lead by Tcheky Karyo. From then on its a chase to clear his name.
While the story has been done a million times before, you don't really notice it due to the fast-paced sreenplay by Besson and the hard hitting action scenes.
The action scenes are all choreographed by Corey Yeun (director of a few Hong Kong flims featuring Jet Li like 'Bodyguard from Beijing') and they are all quite slick, managing to show off Li's incredible speed. For a 'modern day' set flim ,KOD manged to have just the right balance so you feel these moves that Li's pulling off, can be done in real life.
But a problem I do have is sometimes; the fight scenes are directed too close. In most Hong Kong Martial arts flims, the action is panned out so you get to see the whole scene (think Matrix's Dojo fight scene with Reeves & Fishburne) and in KOD their just too close, meaning fights may get confusing.
While most Jet Li fans don't see his flims for his acting ability, he doesn't do a bad job in KOD. Portraying a calm & understated persona in the flim and flexing his english speaking skills more than his previous outing in Romeo Must Die.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By rp on 14 Sept. 2004
Format: DVD
Wow! All the other reviewers have said just about everything there is to say about this film (some of there reviews must be longer than the film's script).
The action in this film is nicely filmed. Jet Li is stunning. Burt Kwok (star of the Pink Panther and Harry Hill) shows that he can be a very good serious actor. Fonda is spot on.
I'd rate this film above The Enforcer and The Black Mask, but below Once Upon a Time In China and Fist of Legend.
With a little more Kung Fu and a bit less gunplay it might have rivalled Jet Li's best.
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By misty rivers on 30 July 2009
Format: DVD
Wow,what can i say,he's fast and he's fit in more ways than one.invinsible like steven segal and a master of his art like bruce lee,but with his own unique style,and never ceases to amaze, jet li kicks butt again.i really enjoyed this movie with a combination of action and some good fight scenes.sometimes a really good action film can be ruined with over the top humour which just makes it silly,but this film had small amounts of humour which made it entertaining and didn't spoil the movie.also in the special features(the jet li technique/fight philosophy),you get to listen to the man himself,which is a plus. it was good to see one of his films where he had plenty of lines,he can act as well as kick butt! at the same time when he is given the chance.so if you like action/martial arts and are a jet li fan,its worth watching this one.
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