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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: Aisle Seat 8-22: 4K Summer Sizzlers by Andy Dursin
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2023 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

I am not hyped to see a remaster disc release of Enter The Dragon. His previous films had top-notch fight scenes... Enter The Dragon had unimpressive fight scenes. The final fight was a scripted affair utilizing lots of cuts to compensate for a villain actor who wasn't a martial artist who could supply a Lee-worthy fight. Or he *was*, but producers thought they'd do something "theatrical" or "different".

Bruce Lee is always graceful and fast. But what I saw in that film was not up to anything in others.

My impression after seeing it. Disappointment.

 Posted:   Aug 24, 2023 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

“Enter the Dragon” was a blockbuster of the type we seldom see at the movies anymore, selling so many tickets its unadjusted box-office gross would approach over $1.5 billion according to most estimates.

Wouldn't $1.5 billion be its adjusted box-office gross?

 Posted:   Aug 24, 2023 - 8:57 PM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

I believe smile Enter The Dragon was the best film featuring Bruce Lee, but the weakest fight film Bruce Lee was ever in. He finally got enough serious backing & effort to put together high production values, but that's all the film had. The hand-to-hand was nowhere near the choreography of most previous outings, which was the core appeal of any Bruce Lee movie.

But if anyone appreciates that film, this is of course good news.


 Posted:   Aug 25, 2023 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

I, for one, wouldn't want to be without a single note of Rosenman's EAST OF EDEN score. I guess one man's over-powering is another man's empowering. As Mark Twain said, it's a difference of opinion that makes horse-racing. Love it or loathe it, the music by Dean's former piano-teacher is of particular interest to us at FSM because of the rare circumstance of Kazan's having Rosenman involved during the production, providing Julie Harris and Raymond Massey with themes to hum which the composer would eventually incorporate in his score.

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