Enter the Dragon celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new 4K Bluray release

The iconic martial arts film that cemented Bruce Lee in pop culture turns a half-century old. Warner Bros. gives it the ultra HD treatment.

Last Updated on June 22, 2023

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Get ready for more emotional content. The legendary film that brought martial arts king Bruce Lee to the worldwide spotlight has been remastered for a whole new home viewing experience. Enter the Dragon is celebrating its 50th anniversary. And to commemorate the occasion, the first Hollywood-produced martial arts film is getting an upgrade in picture and sound quality with a brand new Bluray release from Warner Bros. Blu-ray.com has released details on the 50th anniversary 4K edition of the martial arts phenomenon.

The special features and technical aspects include:

  • 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
  • HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • NEW Dolby Atmos audio track
  • TWO VERSIONS: Original theatrical version and special edition version
  • Introduction by Linda Lee Cadwell
  • Audio commentary by Paul Heller and Michael Allin
  • Optional English SDH, Spanish, and French subtitles for the main feature

The synopsis per Blu-ray.com reads,
“Five decades following his untimely death, Bruce Lee remains the movies’ supreme martial arts star. His masterful final film, Enter The Dragon, stands the test of time as the most beloved martial arts epic in film history. This box office hit takes Lee to the island fortress of criminal warlord Han, whose martial arts academy covers up opium smuggling and prostitution activities. To avenge the death of his sister, Lee infiltrates the stronghold and enters Han’s brutal tournament-a breathtaking visual feast of competitions fusing skills in karate, judo, tae kwon do, tai chi chuan and hapkido, staged by Lee himself. What a kick!”

Enter the Dragon has recently been released in a Bruce Lee Criterion collection set with the star’s other famous films, including The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, The Way of the Dragon, Game of Death and a posthumous Bruceploitation movie, Game of Death II. The other films in the box set had been remastered with a 4K restoration, however, Enter the Dragon was only displayed in 2K, possibly so Warner Bros. could release their own upgraded version. The set also featured a bevy of special features, including vintage trailers, alternate scenes, rare interviews and mini-docs.

The special 50th Anniversary 4K bluray of Enter the Dragon will be available for purchase on August 8.

Source: Blu-ray.com

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