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Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (1979)

TV Movie  |   |  Adventure, Crime  |  1979 (USA)
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Two episodes of the TV series "Spider Man" edited together and released as a feature.

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Spider-Man / Peter Parker (archive footage)
Robert F. Simon ...
J. Jonah Jameson (archive footage)
Chip Fields ...
Rita Conway (archive footage)
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Julie Masters (archive footage)
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Emily Chan (archive footage)
Hagan Beggs ...
Evans (archive footage)
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Mr. Zeider (archive footage)
John Milford ...
Professor Roderick Dent / Jonathan Fleming (archive footage)
Benson Fong ...
Min Lo Chan (archive footage)
Anthony Charnota ...
Quinn (archive footage) (as Anthony Charnotta)
George Cheung ...
Doctor Pai (archive footage)
Tony Clark ...
Joe (archive footage)
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Major Collings (archive footage)
Myron Healey ...
Lieutenant Olson (archive footage)
Michael Mancini ...
Bertino (archive footage)
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Two episodes of the TV series "Spider Man" edited together and released as a feature.

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This was originally a two-part episode of the TV series _"Spider-Man" (1978) called "The Chinese Web". After the series was canceled in 1979, the two parts were edited together and released as a feature. See more »

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Dull mix of mild comicbook heroics and kung fu
6 August 2000 | by (Can you get me a cup of coffee, please?) – See all my reviews

The Dragon's Challenge cuts back on the wallcrawling, webswinging action of our hero and concentrates on Japanese WWII-inspired political intrigue. How anti-exciting. Don't hire this for your kids because they'll be bored immedietly. Drama and spectacle is few and far between.

It's a boring story poorly told, which shifts to Japan half way through to allow for 20 minutes of sight-seeing (!) obviously funded by the Japanese tourist board.

Ultimately, Spidey simply captures the bad guys and rescues the hostage, who are at the top of a skyscraper, naturally. The political intrigue angle is nicely handled but for a superhero movie, we want supervillains! Evil schemes! Ultimately, the Japanese stuff in the plot is an excuse for kung fu antics that were so much in fashion at the time. A bunch of easily defeated martial artists are no substitute for a good supervillain though, especially ones who can't get within spitting distance of Spidey before he webs them up.

The special affects are fine, and the stunt work is excellent. The wallcrawling sequence with Spidey climbing a huge Japanese skyscraper is the best in the entire series; not only is it an enormous building, but when Spidey gets near the top he turns 90 degrees to check his Spider Tracer device, allowing for some vertigo-inducing P.O.V shots from a stuntman hanging upside down hundreds of feet in the air. Truly impressive stuff.

Unfortunetly, considering so much kung fu is promised, Dragon's Challenge lacks action - there is only one proper fight scene - and just a lot of running around. The saving grace, really, is the awesome music, some of the funkiest jazz known to man. Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978) and Spider-Man (1977) are far better, so catch them instead.


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