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Men of the Dragon (1974)

Two men and a woman, all friends and martial arts experts, visit Hong Kong, where they grew up. When the woman disappears, the men find out that she has been kidnapped by white slavers, and... See full summary »

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Harry Falk
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Cast

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Jared Martin ... Jan Kimbro
Katie Saylor ... Lisa Kimbro
Robert Ito ... Li-Teh
Joseph Wiseman ... Balashev
Bill Jervis Bill Jervis ... Inspector Endicott
David Chow David Chow ... Tao
Hsai Ho Lan Hsai Ho Lan ... Madam Wu
Lee Tit War Lee Tit War ... Sato
Bobbie To Bobbie To ... K'Ang
Mang Sheen Chiou Mang Sheen Chiou ... O-Lan
Victor Kan Victor Kan ... Chok
Hermann Chan Hermann Chan ... Bellboy
Lee Sal Ngoa Lee Sal Ngoa ... Balashev Tough
Lau Hok Lin Lau Hok Lin ... Balashev Tough
Kuen Cheung ... Balashev Tough
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Two men and a woman, all friends and martial arts experts, visit Hong Kong, where they grew up. When the woman disappears, the men find out that she has been kidnapped by white slavers, and find themselves battling a gang of kung-fu killers in an attempt to rescue their friend. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ludzie spod znaku smoka See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The main villain, Balashev, is modeled on Han, the villain in Enter the Dragon (1973). That character was in turn frequently compared to the titular antagonist in the first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962). Both Balashev and No were played by Joseph Wiseman. See more »

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Enter the Men of the Dragon...
23 April 2015 | by poe426See all my reviews

Network knockoffs of successful theatrical releases has always been the norm, so it came as no surprise that the groundbreaking ENTER THE DRAGON should give rise to the telefilm MEN OF THE DRAGON. While it lacks the integrity of Bruce Lee's masterpiece, MEN OF THE DRAGON does boast some decent production values (most of it appears to have been shot on location in China). The music echoes Lalo Schifrin's score for ENTER THE DRAGON and many of the sound effects sound like they were lifted directly from the film. Unfortunately, MEN OF THE DRAGON is SO derivative that it's hard to evaluate it properly: as a "remake" (or a "re-imagining," as today's Unimaginative filmmakers tend to put it), it's not bad; as a rip-off, it's spot on; as a martial arts movie, it's about as by-the-numbers as it gets, with choreography of the Chuck Norris variety- which is to say, choreography that LOOKS like choreography, with few if any above-the-waist kicks and little or nothing in the way of Originality. MEN OF THE DRAGON followed close on the heels of ENTER THE DRAGON; it's just too bad that it also clung so tightly to its coattails. The IDEA of a team of martial artists combating Evil in the Orient is STILL a viable idea- as long as it's done with REAL Asian Martial Artists, in Asia. (Mark my words: if done right, such a show would put to shame derivative shows like THE WALKING DEAD.) If THAT'S out of the question, a series about a rivalry between opposing schools of Mixed Martial Artists in THIS country would work.


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