The Way of the Dragon
Directed by Bruce Lee. With Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao, Ping-Ou Wei. A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.
Did they actually film in the colloseum? That’s pretty cool! I started watching this because Chuck Norris was billed as being in it, and I had just watched his “Missing In Action” film. It’s a good movie without him, which is good, cause Norris doesn’t show up until the very end looking very young and without a beard, but his role was fantastic regardless. This wasn’t a Norris film though, Bruce Lee gets top billing and is absolutely amazing.
I originally found the movie on justwatch where it said it was streaming on Pluto.tv, but boy howdy that version of the movie was absolutely garbage. It looked like it was a hand cammed version of the film with dubs by the local A/V club, with jittering and smearing of the image, so I decided to get the criterion collection version, which ended up being the best choice here, you’ll never go wrong with a Criterion version of a film.