Berry Gordy's THE LAST DRAGON Comes To Blu-Ray This August!


New Yorkers and fans around the country have their own respective events often in celebration of specific classic titles in the martial arts genre, and director Michael Schultz's 1985 cult classic, The Last Dragon, is no exception. Old heads are keen to understanding just how big a deal this movie is and the role it played in propelling the kung fu genre into America's cinematic subculture with fans lending their own affinity for the legendary story of young Harlemite Leroy Green and his arduous journey in search of "the glow" and the power it wields.

The film was once up for a remake which doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon from the way things appear so far, and it's safe to say a lot of people are satisfied with that. Actor Taimak's iconic leading role is one he still celebrates to this day among the likes of other cast members still living the film's legacy on, and as such, the legacy is set to continue on Blu-Ray next on August 25 in lieu of its 30th Anniversary celebration. With this, Sony Pictures unveiled a press release with its announcement along with tentative Blu-Ray artwork by Mondo Gallery artist Gary Pullin, all of which you can view below. (H/T: The Last Dragon Tribute)


CULVER CITY, Calif. (June 15, 2015) – BERRY GORDY’S THE LAST DRAGON celebrates its 30th Anniversary by debuting for the first time on Blu-ray August 25 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The cult classic has been fully remastered in high definition for Blu-ray and features exciting all-new dynamic packaging art by acclaimed Mondo Gallery artist Gary Pullin, as well as the featurette “Return of the Dragon,” a newly-created retrospective look at the making of the film, featuring new interviews with the cast and crew, including Taimak, Berry Gordy and more! Additional bonus features include commentary by director Michael Schultz and the original theatrical trailer. 
The martial arts musical extravaganza follows Leroy Green (A.K.A. “Bruce Leroy”), who dreams of becoming a great martial artist like his idol Bruce Lee, as he searches for the “master” to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as “the glow.” Along the way, he must fight an evil martial arts expert and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter. BERRY GORDY’S THE LAST DRAGON stars Taimak (Book of Swords) as “Bruce Leroy,” former “Vanity 6″ frontwoman Vanity (Action Jackson) as the singer, Christopher Murney (Barton Fink) and Julius Carry (The New Guy). 
Synopsis: Celebrate thirty years of BERRY GORDY’S THE LAST DRAGON, now fully remastered in high definition on Blu-ray. Martial arts student Leroy Green (Taimak) is on a quest to obtain the elusive all-powerful force known as “The Glow.” Along the way he must battle the evil, self-proclaimed Shogun of Harlem – a kung fu warrior also known as Sho’nuff (Julius J. Carry III) – and rescue a beautiful singer (Prince protégée, Vanity) from an obsessed record promoter. Combining pulsating music, cutting edge dancing and the best in non-stop action, BERRY GORDY’S THE LAST DRAGON is kickin’ good fun featuring an amazing Motown soundtrack, including music by Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Vanity and DeBarge performing their smash hit “Rhythm of the Night.” 
Directed by Michael Schultz (Car Wash) from a screenplay by Louis Venosta (Bird on a Wire), BERRY GORDY’S THE LAST DRAGON was produced by Rupert Hitzig (Jaws 3D) and executive produced by Berry Gordy (Lady Sings the Blues, Mahogany, The Wiz). 
Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Features Include: 
• “Return of the Dragon” Featurette 
• Original Theatrical Trailer 
Also Featured: 
• Director’s Commentary by Michael Schultz 
The film has a run time of approximately 109 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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