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|The Last Dragon|
Actors: Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney, Julius Carry, Faith Prince
Genres: Action & Adventure, Musicals & Performing Arts
A YOUNG MAN SEARCHES FOR THE MASTER TO OBTAIN THE FINAL LEVEL OF MARTIAL ARTS MASTERY KNOWN AS THE GLOW
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Brittni H. (venus) from BATON ROUGE, LA
Reviewed on 11/27/2009...
Any child of the 80's will have this movie in their collection, if they loved the 80's movie scene. Big hair, bad music video, catch phrases, Miyagi-ish type mentor (humor and skill), and an over-the-top bad guy who must've read How to be a Villain by DragQueens Everywhere. And of course, the evil producer with a tank full of piranha.
Not to mention the special effects and infamous fight scene at the end. Sure, it's kind of campy, but of the 80's movies that define my childhood, this is right up there with Dirty Dancing, Goonies, Lost Boys, Terminator, Stand By Me, Princess Bride, ET, Harry and the Hendersons...
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Jean W. from JORDANVILLE, NY
Reviewed on 9/9/2009...
sort of a culty type of movie. Maybe not one of the "great" films of all time, but fun to watch
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
WHO'S THE MASTA?!
Michael Pappalardo | Ronkonkoma, NY United States | 07/23/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"SHO'NUFF! THE SHOGUN......OF HARLEM! This has got to be one of the funniest and cheesiest Kung Fu movies I have ever seen. However, don't let that disuade you from looking into this title. I gaurantee you'll have a blast watching it!Martial Arts student Leroy Green is on a quest to obtain an elusive power known as 'The Glow'. However, in his search to find the one Kung Fu Master who can teach him this final level of Kung Fu greatness, Leroy must contend with the evil, powerful Shogun of Harlem, known as Sho'Nuff!! Aside from that, Leroy must also rescue a beautiful singer from the clutches of an obsessed record producer, who dreams of his no-talent wife having the spotlight! Now, Leroy has two foes to contend with, as well as strive to obtain The Glow! It sounds cheesy...but don't let that fool you. This movie, quite surprisingly, is a ton of fun to watch! The action is actually pretty good, with some surprisingly decent special effects toward the end. Julius J. Carry III is hilarious as Sho'nuff, the meanest, the prettiest, baddest mo'fo in all of Harlem! And there is no denying it...when 'The Glow' song begins to play later on in the movie, you will find yourself wanting to do karate kicks right out of your seat! My only gripe: For a DVD, the picture quality could've been ALOT better. The sound is restored very nicely, but the picture suffers from dark overtone, making scenes that take place in dark areas very difficult to see. Other than that, the disc has two sides, one of which is Widescreen, the other Standard. There are a few extras, such as the theatrical trailer, and very small theatrical bios of Taimak(the main character) and Vanity.With a great soundtrack..., featuring music from the early 80's (such as Stevie Wonder and DeBarge) and the original track 'The Glow', crazy hijinks, great fighting sequences and decent special effects, any kung-fu fighting fan should enjoy this movie. Whether its the fighting, the comedy, or just the Shogun of Harlem, Sho'nuff himself, you should have a BLAST watching this movie. Definitely watch with a group of friends!'Bow down...and kiss my Converse!'Notice: At one point in the movie, we see a very brief and early performance by one of today's more popular actors, William H. Macy!"
The other Dragon!
TJ | USA | 11/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just like so many others who have seen this movie, I fell in love with it. Everyone fantasies of having a special talent, gift or power. The GLOW is it, its what everyone wanted as kid when being bullied. The ability to take you skills to a supreme level. Not to mention the choreography is wonderful. The acting is good and unlike many movies today. You find yourself cheering at the end for the good guy! I have see The Last Dragon at least 50 times and it never gets old.RERELEASE IT ON DVD, PLEASE!"
Ronnie Clay | Winnsboro, Louisiana | 10/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why have this movie got so low a rating? It is a clear 10/10. Probably the most funky martial arts movie ever made. An absolute 80s masterpiece. Full of honour for Bruce Lee and that period as well as containing the spirit of Van Damme and the 80s - and afro- american funk as well as Saturday night fever dance movies. This movie definitely got the glow!"