The Last Dragon is ready to Glow again, brighter than ever, as the 30th Anniversary Blu-ray hits store shelves this Tuesday. To celebrate such a momentous occasion, we have an advanced sneak peek at one of the special features. In this clip, we get to hear screenwriter Louis Venosta and director Michael Schultz talk about the film's origins. And we even learn how Bruce Leroy got his iconic name!
It was the 10th anniversary of Bruce Lee's death and Warner Bros. had re-released Enter the Dragon back into theaters. Screenwriter Louis Venosta had gone to see the movie, and describes the experience as looking exactly like the opening moments of The Last Dragon. There were all these kids of every color and nationality. They were all dressed up in costume and jumping around. The writer took one look at the madness and knew there was a story there. The director, Michael Schultz, agreed with this idea. He wanted to see something that had never been brought to the big screen. Young, beautiful black people set against a heroic element and a lot of humor. Both instantly felt this was a movie that needed to get made. One where the black guy was actually the hero.
The cult classic The Last Dragon is celebrating it's 30th Anniversary with a fully remastered Blu-ray arriving this summer. To usher in this exciting release, we also premiered an exclusive first look at the trailer for Berry Gordy's greatest cinematic achievement. The set comes with all-new bonus materials. And there is a newly-created retrospective looking back at the making of the movie. We also have a sneak peek at the new cover art from acclaimed Mondo gallery artist Gary Pullin.
Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon returns for it's 30th Anniversary, debuting for the first time ever on Blu-ray August 25 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The cult classic has been fully remastered in high definition for Blu-ray and features exciting all-new dynamic packaging art, as well as the featurette "Return of the Dragon," a newly-created retrospective look at the making of the film, featuring new interviews with the cast and crew, including Taimak, Berry Gordy and more! Additional bonus features include commentary by director Michael Schultz and the original theatrical trailer.
The martial arts musical extravaganza follows Leroy Green (A.K.A. "Bruce Leroy"), who dreams of becoming a great martial artist like his idol Bruce Lee, as he searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as "the glow." Along the way, he must fight an evil martial arts expert and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter. Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon stars Taimak as "Bruce Leroy," former "Vanity 6" frontwoman Vanity as the singer, Christopher Murney and Julius Carry as the ultimate villain Sho' Nuff the Shogun of Harlem.
Celebrate thirty years of Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon, now fully remastered in high definition on Blu-ray. Martial arts student Leroy Green is on a quest to obtain the elusive all-powerful force known as "The Glow." Along the way he must battle the evil, self-proclaimed Shogun of Harlem, a kung fu warrior also known as Sho'nuff, and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed record promoter. Combining pulsating music, cutting edge dancing and the best in non-stop action, Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon is kickin' good fun featuring an amazing Motown soundtrack, including music by Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Vanity and DeBarge performing their smash hit "Rhythm of the Night."
Directed by Michael Schultz from a screenplay by Louis Venosta, Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon was produced by Rupert Hitzig and executive produced by Berry Gordy. Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Features include "Return of the Dragon" Featurette and the original Theatrical Trailer. Also Featured is Director's Commentary by Michael Schultz. The film has a run time of approximately 109 minutes and is rated PG-13. If you've never seen Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon, now is the perfect time to catch up with this 80s kung fu cult classic, a movie unlike any other ever made! Take a look at our exclusive Blu-ray preview, along with the trailer and cover art trailer.