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Circle of Iron (1978)

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A young martial artist, Cord the Seeker, competes for and loses the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan, but he goes along the path to seek ... See full summary »

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A young martial artist, Cord the Seeker, competes for and loses the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan, but he goes along the path to seek Zetan anyway. Along the way, he meets strange tests and challenges by enemies and allies - often having difficulty determining which is which. Written by Sam L. <saml75@yahoo.com>

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It challenges your courage, tests your manhood and throws you into an arena of life and death. See more »


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25 July 1978 (France)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Richard Moore was hired to direct this film because his work as a cinematographer convinced the producers that he could deliver a sound visual interpretation of the story. See more »

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During the fight between Changsha and the Black Giant David Carradine's wig falls off after a high kick. See more »

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Chang-sha: Have you eaten? Where's your drink? Your hand is empty.
Cord: Peace.
Chang-sha: [laughs] Don't wish it on me. The whole world is in commotion and you wish me peace! I don't know what peace is, I don't want it. Don't you listen to the desert? Even when there's no wind the sand sings.
Cord: My name is Cord.
Chang-sha: Ha! You see? Cord!
[laughs]
Chang-sha: Play a Cord, strike a Cord? Even your name is a noise! What do you want, Cord? You want us to play on you? My wives can make your skin sing.
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An odd, but truly remarkable epic of the martial arts genre.
7 February 1999 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

On a lower end of the movie spectrum, CIRCLE OF IRON has astounding production values that never seemed quite possible. This is based on the inspiration of Bruce Lee, and while it is brought up with martial arts imagery, it is actually a long, adventurous, everlasting, passionate, yet odd journey about a fighter who searches for his own destiny. Odd, you ask? What's odd are the encounters of unusual people, places, things, and events designed to complicate one's trip. David Carradine has four multiple roles, one of which is Jeff Cooper's martial arts master. It is noted that Lee was destined to play the role a few years before this ever got made, and just before his untimely death. Erica Creer's stunning beauty scorches up the screen and teases your mammaries in showing off her left backside, and she won't stick around for long. Classified as a martial arts movie, do not expect this to be an all-out gang war because it is high on craftsmanship and drama, plus it should be best described as a tale of epic proportions. CIRCLE OF IRON still doesn't reign supreme, and it isn't the single greatest piece of work Lee had come up with, but it challenges moviegoers to discover the secret ways of Lee's powerful telling of the martial arts legend. A probable common classic of its kind.


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