In 2008, we declared Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon to be the Greatest Fight Movie of All Time, and our opinion hasn’t changed much since then. Here’s what we wrote about it at the time:
Perhaps the most perfect martial arts movie ever made. Bruce Lee infiltrates the secret island lair of an evil mastermind by way of entering his martial arts tournament. Not only does this film have all the prerequisite elements — faceless crowds of henchmen, evil dude with deadly hand attachments, philosophical digressions — it also features a cast that’s a who’s who of martial arts movies, including Black Belt Jones himself, Jim Kelly, as well as Bolo Yeung and Jackie Chan (uncredited). If the plot seems cliché, that’s probably because it’s been copied so much since then. Because it works.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1973 classic, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just released a re-mastered “Ultimate Collector’s Edition” of Enter the Dragon, which includes three new featurettes, a ton of vintage documentary footage, commentary by producer Paul M. Heller and writer Michael Allin, and collectible art cards, among other extras. And guess what? We’ve got two copies of the set to give away. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s fight-picking time.
Evans def. Henderson via split-decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Henderson def. Evans via KO, 2:56 of round 2
In other words: Winner’s last name first, and you must include the method of victory, time of stoppage, round of stoppage, or the judges’ scores if you think the fight will go the distance; we’ll need that in case of a tie-breaker. Please submit your picks to the comments section by noon PT on Saturday. Only one entry per person, please. The two closest guesses will both score the Blu-ray copies of Enter the Dragon, and we’ll announce the winners on Monday. Any questions, let us know in the comments.
Good luck everybody, and thanks to WB for the hookup! If you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift that your old man will actually appreciate, order a copy of the Enter the Dragon 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set right here.