The Way of the Dragon (written, directed and starring Bruce Lee) is widely regarded as a classic of martial arts cinema and is now celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2022. To mark this occasion, Reel Steel present a screening of this iconic film - coming by way of special permission - at Sheffield's Showroom Cinema.
The Way of the Dragon follows our protagonist as he travels from Hong Kong to Rome to help his cousin, whose restaurant is being threatened by local gangsters. Used to getting their own way, these ruthless criminals underestimate this young man's ability and ingenuity, and when they are unable to get rid of him they call upon an international martial arts master, leading to one of cinema's most iconic clashes with the film culminating in a showdown at the Roman Colosseum.
One of Lee's most enthralling films, with the anticipation leading up to his displays of extraordinary ability being met above and beyond expectation, see why Bruce Lee became one of the biggest martial arts movie stars of all time with this presentation of an enduring classic, now marking its 50th Anniversary.
The screening will also have a special guest introduction from Dr Wayne Wong - School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield - published researcher on Martial Arts Cinema. His talk - 'Bruce Lee: An Auteurist Exploration of The Way of the Dragon' - will highlight the unique standing of The Way of the Dragon within Bruce Lee's filmography.
This film is in English and Mandarin language with English subtitles.
This film has an 18 certificate.