At The Brattle Film Notes, Kerry Fristoe writes about The Road Warrior and Lord Byron’s poem, “Darkness,” in “The Road Warrior or Mad Max and Lord Byron Walk into a Bar…”
Posted June 1, 2009
Ron Van Clief. the Black Dragon, remembers Bruce Lee, Carter Wong, Jimi Hendrix, racism and underground fighting in the 1950s and working with Blaxploitation auteur, Berry Gordy:
“What made The Last Dragon so special is that it was shot in New York
City and it starred an African American. No drugs, no prostitution.
Just a clean Disney-like story. I consider it a martial arts fantasy.
They used my Chinese Goju virtues in the film. It was excellent that
over 30 of my students worked on the film.”