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There have been some "racism" comments over the years regarding Jim Kelly's early demise (the black fighter with spectacular afro hair); in defence of the film I always thought the only reason Han beat him was because he got distracted by a faceful of Dove and took a stone hand in the face. Pure bad luck.
But he's a far better fighter than John Saxon, and it would have been nice if he'd stuck around in the movie for longer.
The ending is also a little different to the cinema release: at the beginning of the film there is a conversation between Bruce and a monk, regarding seeing things clearly and images - spiritual stuff. That was cut from some versions for some reason.
Anyway, Bruce becomes thoughtful for a few seconds, then smashes some mirrors. Now, the voice of his master is played over his moment of thought, and gives him the idea of breaking the mirrors.
And a scene makes sense!
All martial arts fans should own this.
my favourite surprise extra on here was bruce lees original vision for the game of death presented in a 30/40 minute re-edit on the back of a detailed documentary focused around bruce lees changing martial arts philosophy... its a fascinating piece, and shows the ideas that bruce lee intended to put forth in that movie. the re-edit includes the entire footage from the pagoda scene as he fights his way up the levels. of special note is the sound, which is far better than the version included on the game of death platinum dvd... we have superior sound effects for nunchakus etc, plus deeper and higher quality dialogue. so by purchasing this special ed dvd you basically get enter the dragon and game of death
the only small gripe i have is that for some reason disc2 has subtitles available in a variety of languages, but for enter the dragon itself i only have dutch subtitles??
overall though a first class and slick dvd presentation. nearly as strong as bruce lee's side kick.
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