Dragon’s Path: Special Release | 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray (Arrow Films)
Rewording: “Limited Edition of Way of the Dragon now available in 4K UHD and Blu-ray format from Arrow Films.”
Arrow Video is set to release Way of the Dragon on November 13, 2023, in both 4K UHD and Blu-ray formats (formats must be purchased separately). Please note that this title was previously included in Arrow’s Bruce Lee At Golden Harvest Collection.
his greatest legacy
After becoming the top performer at the Hong Kong box office, Bruce Lee used his popularity to negotiate a new contract with Golden Harvest. This agreement gave him the opportunity to not only act, but also write and direct his own projects. Unfortunately, he was only able to finish one film before his unexpected passing, but it is considered to be his most influential work.
His most intimate and thrilling work: The Way of the Dragon.
Tang Lung, a young man from Hong Kong, is sent to Rome to help a family friend whose restaurant is being threatened by a local gangster. Tang trains the waiters in self-defense and confronts the Italian thugs alone. In response, the gangster brings in top fighters from America (such as Colt, played by Chuck Norris) and Japan to defeat Tang. But Tang is determined to fight back, and soon the Colosseum will echo with his rage.
Lee’s only completed directorial effort is unlike any kung fu film that came before it, mixing thrilling action, stunning international location filming and charming humour in a way that would prove heavily influential on other Hong Kong filmmakers in the years since. It is accompanied by The Final Game of Death, a brand new 223-minute video essay taking you inside the making of Lee’s second, and tragically unfinished, film as writer-director.
This is a limited edition set of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray contents.
The collector’s booklet includes an essay on the film written by Walter Chaw.
The sleeve is reversible and showcases both the original and newly commissioned artwork created by Tony Stella.
DISC 1: THE WAY OF THE DRAGON (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY)
Arrow Films has restored the original film elements to create 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentations in Dolby Vision that are compatible with HDR10. These presentations include both the Hong Kong Theatrical Cut and the Japanese Cut, seamlessly branched for a complete viewing experience.
Newly remastered Mandarin, English, and Cantonese mono audio now available on the Hong Kong theatrical version.
Switch to a lossless English mono audio option for the Japanese version.
Optional English subtitles
English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing on both English audio options
There are two commentaries included in this feature – one by Frank Djeng and Michael Worth, and another by Brandon Bentley.
The Way of the Camera, a documentary looking at Lee’s filmmaking and fighting method in his directorial debut, featuring interviews with Golden Harvest producer Andre Morgan, martial arts experts Michael Worth, Jon Kreng, Andy Cheng, Frank Djeng, David Yeung, film historian Courtney Joyner and actors Piet (Peter) Schweer, Jon Benn and John Saxon
Discover the Italian Beauty in a fresh interview featuring actress Malisa Longo.
The Scottish Soldier Meets the Dragon, a newly filmed interview with on-set observer John Young
Recently added commentary on a specific scene by actor Piet Schweer, who plays a ‘thug’ character.
Archive interviews with co-stars Jon Benn, Bob Wall and Hwang In-shik and production managers Chaplin Chang and Louis Sit
Collection of trailers, including a reel of Bruceploitation trailers.
DISC 2: THE FINAL GAME OF DEATH (BLU-RAY)
The Final Game of Death, a brand new 223-minute video essay by Arrow Films that incorporates a new 2K restoration of all two hours of Lee’s original dailies from a recently-discovered interpositive
English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Revisiting Game of Death, a previous effort to recreate Lee’s initial concept from 2001.
In 1974, there is Super 8 film footage of Dan Inosanto showcasing his skills with the nunchaku weapon.
Short interview from 1976 with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discussing his archives.
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