Satisfies all your action needs: DRAGON FORCE review
Dragon Force is one of my favorite feel good movies, I’ve seen it 200 times, at least, and I’m actually watching it right now as I’m writing this. Tau Lung (Bruce Li - the most popular of the many Bruce Lee imitators of the Bruceploitation genre) is approached by government agent and womanizer Jack Sergeant (Bruce Baron) who is searching for a kidnapped princess in Hong Kong. Tau Lung and his “Dragon Force” decide to help Jack and together they fight a feisty bunch of ninjas in red pajamas and other scary evildoers. This film is surprisingly well made and not just another Bruce Lee rip-off. Li doesn’t mimic Lee a single time and Tau Lung is an original character, who actually leaves most of the hero stuff to Bruce Baron. Li and Baron have great chemistry together; Li is the mentor and Baron is cool in a Michael Dudikoff kind of way. Dragon Force is the ultimate Bruceploitation movie and it deserves a proper DVD release. Sure, it may not deserve a higher rating than 3 or maybe 4, but because I’ve spent countless hours of my life on it, I refuse to give it less than 5 stars.
Dragon Force (Aka. Powerforce) Release year: 1982 Country: Hong Kong/USA Director: Michael Mak Starring: Bruce Li, Bruce Baron, Mandy Moore