As a glance at the plot synopsis should reveal, is far from typical kung fu film fare. Auf der soll sich das Buch befinden. The script is laced with many memorable bits of Zen wisdom and turns in his most memorable screen work, tackling a quartet of different roles with wit and charisma to spare. This along with the crappy martial arts choreography think Dolemite and the repetition of extras gives the movie the feel of a Conan knock-off. As his quest continues he finds himself it difficult to tell friend from foe.
By the time the film was released, the final version bore little resemblance to what Bruce Lee and company had envisioned. In short, is a flawed but likeably ambitious piece of work. Jeff Cooper painfully interprets Cord, the hero. Along the way he meets many people and has to overcome several trials. For starters, although it certainly had some good actors, none of them performed that spectacularly. And while it certainly offers some interesting insights and showcases some beautiful scenery, the film as a whole didn't necessarily impress me all that much. Now, from what I understand, this movie was influenced by Bruce Lee with the intention of blending martial arts and Zen Buddhism together.
Instead the movie was filmed in Israel. The story was original conceived by Bruce Lee, with help from James Coburn. After losing the fight that would have granted him the permission to go after Zentan, he defies the elders and embarks on the quest anyway. Roddy McDowall, Eli Wallach and Christopher Lee make the most of their limited screen time. Along the way, he meets strange tests and challenges by enemies and allies - often having difficulty determining which is which. James Coburn was to have played Cord the seeker and Bruce Lee was due to play five different characters - including that of the blind martial artist.
I highly recommend this movie for fans of Bruce and the martial arts genre. Bits and pieces of Bruce Lee's vision is in evidence on occasion. There are also some nice cameos by Roddy McDowall, Christopher Lee and Eli Wallach. He plays four different characters and they are the ones Bruce Lee would have played. Circle of Iron 1978 A young martial artist, Cord the Seeker, competes for and loses the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan, but he goes along the path to seek Zetan anyway.
Coburn and Siliphant publicly stated that the 1978 film was nothing like what they had written. Along the way, he meets strange tests and challenges by enemies and allies - often having difficulty determining which is which. He has long been forgotten and he certainly wasn't cast due to his having any acting ability! Circle of Iron is a classic Kung Fu flick staring David Caradine. In David's defense he does play 4 roles in this movie and is the saving grace of the movie. Synopsis A young martial artist, Cord the Seeker, competes for and loses the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan, but he goes along the path to seek Zetan anyway.
The location was changed to that of Israel and I thought it a good idea. He needs to travel many miles and endure several challenges along the way from different opponents. . In the meantime Bruce left for Honk Kong Golden Harvest to make what would be his series of movies that would immortalize him. Throughout all this if one pays attention, one can pick up a lot of Bruce's beliefs and philosophies. Cord muss eine Reihe von Prüfungen bestehen, bis er schließlich den Weg zur Insel des mysteriösen Zetan erfährt.
As Cord, we have a completely obscure name in Jeff Cooper. The amount of fighting is limited and handled in a rather matter-of-fact style when it occurs , with a greater emphasis being placed on thoughtful dialogue exchanges that have a pronounced philosophical bent. A flawed film but an interesting one. Along the way, he meets strange tests and challenges by enemies and allies - often having difficulty determining which is which. During his travels, Cord hears a flute being played and is summoned by a blind martial artist who guides Cord during his search and travels.
Unfortunately, no film resulted apart from a few photos of Bruce Lee in the Indian desert. There is some imagination in the screenplay although none of the original script was used. Er trifft auf einen blinden Flötenspieler, der ihn unter seine Fittiche nimmt. The landscapes and backdrops are at times breathtaking, just out of place. I have every reason to believe that Lee's writing skills would have served him well if he had made his own version and also that being a philosopher would have been another advantage. The flute in question is one that only certain people are destined to hear, hence the name of the film.
Initially the movie was to take place in the East China, Thailand, etc to correspond with the various themes of the movie Taoism, Zen Buddhism, etc. In order to be able to embark on this quest Cord must prove himself to be a capable warrior. Director handles the material with respect, allowing it to move at its own thoughtful pace and giving the actors room to breathe life into it 's cameo is a particularly memorable bit of scene-stealing. Also what's up with the hair?? A young martial artist, Cord the Seeker, competes for and loses the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan, but he goes along the path to seek Zetan anyway. Nachdem er beim Wettbewerb um die Ehre, nach dem Buch der Weisheit suchen zu dürfen, ausgeschlossen wurde, beschließt der junge Kämpfer Cord, sich einfach so selbst auf die Suche zu begeben. The idea concerned a martial artist named Cord who is summoned to embark upon a journey of self-discovery and knowledge about martial arts in general.
A young martial artist, Cord the Seeker, competes for and loses the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan, but he goes along the path to seek Zetan anyway. The fight scenes aren't as good as they should have been but would have been worse if Karate champion Joe Lewis hadn't intervened. One can only wonder how good this movie would have been if Bruce would have been able to make it. He almost lacks any emotion even when annoyed or angry his face is strangely serene and on the verge of a smile. The man in oil scene is priceless.