Review: ‘Meng Long Guo Jiang’

Written and directed by Chinese chop socky superstar, Bruce Lee, and filmed both in Hong Kong and Rome, Dragon is noteworthy more for the martial arts action than for narrative, which is all its fans probably want anyway.

Written and directed by Chinese chop socky superstar, Bruce Lee, and filmed both in Hong Kong and Rome, Dragon is noteworthy more for the martial arts action than for narrative, which is all its fans probably want anyway.

Highlight is the exciting climax as Lee and an international karate champ (Chuck Norris) hired by the gangsters battle it out on one of the upper levels of the Colosseum. Another sequence carrying edge-of-the-seat thrills is a fight between Lee and half a dozen stalwarts in which he uses a pair of nunchakus for deadly effect.

Meng Long Guo Jiang

Hong Kong

Production

Golden Harvest/Concord. Director Bruce Lee; Producer Raymond Chow; Screenplay Bruce Lee; Camera Ho Lan-shan; Editor Peter Cheung; Music Joseph Koo; Art Director Chien Hsin

Crew

(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1972. Running time: 100 MIN.

With

Bruce Lee Nora Miao Chuck Norris Marisa Longo Robert Wall Whong In-sik

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