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The Last Dragon (Bilingual) [Import]

4.6 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney, Julius Carry, Faith Prince
  • Directors: Michael Schultz
  • Writers: Louis Venosta
  • Producers: Berry Gordy, Joseph M. Caracciolo, Rupert Hitzig
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: July 3 2001
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00005JD5H
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Taimak/Vanity/Murney/Carry/Pri ~ Last Dragon

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Get ready for some seriously big hair. The Last Dragon--or, to call it by its full title, Berry Gordy's the Last Dragon--is a stunning example of 1980s camp cinema. One-name kung fu wonder Taimak plays Leroy Green, a.k.a. Bruce Leroy, a humble student of kung fu who has achieved the highest level of skill, but hasn't yet found his inner master. Wandering through the streets of New York in a Chinese peasant outfit, he accidentally becomes the protector of nightclub hostess/video jockey Laura Charles (played by former Prince protégé Vanity, who also costarred in the trash classic Action Jackson). She's being threatened by a height-challenged mobster who wants her to play his girlfriend's video (the girlfriend is something of a Cyndi Lauper look-alike, played by Broadway star Faith Prince). Meanwhile, a man who calls himself Sho'Nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, wants to kick Leroy's ass and prove himself the baddest kung fu master in town. Add to this Leroy's smart-mouthed brother Richie (who calls Leroy "the chocolate-covered yellow peril"), a dregs-of-Motown soundtrack (DeBarge is a high point), ninja battles, pseudo-Eastern philosophical babble, and a jaw-dropping club performance by Vanity, and you have a hilarious example of why we're all so very glad the '80s are over. Featuring a bit role by William H. Macy (Fargo, Magnolia). --Bret Fetzer

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A lot of the folks who've written positive reviews of this film put it in the 'cheesy fun' or 'guilty pleasure' category. Not to ruin anyone's enjoyment by going deep, but there's more to it than that. 'Camp' is a better description because the over-the-top elements are more self-conscious and purposive. 'Camp' might be defined as the co-existense of cheese and wit in the same space. Not just the actors, but the characters, are all role-playing, and the 'moral' is that happiness comes from finding a good persona to perform. It's a very 80s, upbeat, define-your-own identity kind of thing. Biology (e.g. race) is not destiny -- except maybe for the white guy villian who can't escape his own stupidity. Otherwise, there's the Black Pizza Restaurant, Blacks acting like Asians, and Asians acting like blacks -- all having a good time. A utopian vision of an MTV world, if only it were true!! And how can you beat a film that opens with a kung fu sensei sending his young charge Bruce LeRoy off to seek the wisdom of the high master Sum Dum Goy!
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I have always loved this movie. Sure, it's a little bit kooky, but Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon just about has it all: plenty of kung fu action, comedy, romance, great vintage mid-80s music, a little bit of funk styling, and plenty of tributes to the great Bruce Lee; it is also the only film I know of whose two main characters are known by only one name in real life. I actually saw this film twice in the theatre back in 1985, and I can say that of only a few movies. Taimak plays Leroy Green, better known around the New York streets as Bruce Leroy for his impressive kung fu skills. His pursuit of the martial arts is a search for truth and mastery of self, and he is only one step away from acquiring "the glow," a state of being wherein mind and body are one. His pursuit of a new and final "master" keeps getting sidetracked, however. Sho'nuff (Julius Carry III), a particularly nasty dude who proclaims himself to be the Shogun of Harlem, is constantly provoking him and baiting him to fight. Then he finds himself the fated protector of star video jockey Laura Charles (Vanity), who is constantly being kidnapped and pressured into showing a certain video on her show. Eddie Arkadian (Christopher Murney) is determined to make a star of his untalented, Cindy Lauperized squeeze Angela (Faith Prince), and he will stop at nothing to get her video on the air. All of Leroy's enemies, naturally enough, come together for a slam-bam martial arts extravaganza finish.
Laura Charles naturally quickly develops some affection for her knight in flowing Asian robes, and a pretty darn innocent Leroy struggles to overcome his shyness in the ways of love. It makes for a rather sweet as well as comical budding relationship.
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This movie is too funny! It came out right before Vanity turned her life around and became a Christian..putting the music industry behind her for good. This will be the final time you'll ever see her dressed up, made up, and having that flirtatiousness about her. Who could ever forget Eddie Arcadian and his protege singing "dirty books...i found 'em, i found 'em." The Debarge did a song call "rhythm of the night" really the family haven't put a song out TOGETHER since this. I've always wondered why, because they had so many big hits. Taimak this was his last performance in a movie, he did Janet Jackson's video "let's wait awhile" and was never seen again. Even "Cockroach" from the Cosby show was in this movie. He was one of Leroy's brother's friend, this same guy played as a regular on "martin". "Rudy" which is Keisha Knight-Pulliam played Leroy's little sister. So you can see this was an all star cast. Think you've got a good DVD collection...you don't unless you have this movie.
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THE LAST DRAGON was one of my favorite new age martial arts flicks. It was funny, there was a lot of great martial arts action and it was in general a good movie.
It's about "Bruce" Leroy Green, a top notch martial arts expert in Harlem. While training for the final level (the master level), he gets stops a kidnapping and now finds himself in trouble with an underground crime syndicate run by Eddie Arcadian, the Arcade King. While botching Arcadian's plans, he also runs into another problem, Sho-Nuff the Shogun of Harlem and he's not playing around. He wants to prove that he's the greatest and not Leroy. It's up to Leroy to protect the girl (Vanity), stop Eddie Arcadian and his gang and defeat Sho-Nuff, while trying to reach the Final Level in his training.
I have to say, out of all of the other cult classic films this is one of my favorites (right behind ROCKY HORROR of course). The action in this movie is phenomenal and the choreography is very good as well. The fight scene between Leroy and Arcadian's gang is awesome! And how could you forget the final fight scene between Leroy and Sho-Nuff.
I had one problem with this movie, the soundtrack. Parts of the soundtrack were good and a lot of it was bad (ex: "Sukiyaki Hot" and "The Glow"). I give it up that this movie was made in the 80's but this movie was the brainchild of Motown Records mogul Barry Gordy. So why is it that the soundtrack ate in some parts? In any case, the action in this movie made up big time for the bad soundtrack. And of course how do you go wrong with a little comedy? There's no real big laughs, but there are some laughs nonetheless.
Check out THE LAST DRAGON. If you've never seen it, you might be surprised. This was straight up the cult classic martial arts movie in the 80's. Perfect example of that was Busta Rhymes' video for "Dangerous". After 10+ years of the release of the movie, it's still around and people still talk about it.
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