When his initial attempts to hack Hollywood floundered thanks to studio stereotyping, Bruce Lee returned to Hong Kong. After a series of Eastern hits proved the boy could fight a bit, this 1973 chop-socky classic made him an international superstar.
Asked to infiltrate the island hideaway of Blofeld-alike Han (Shih Kien), Lee battles past cardboard acting and a shonky script with astonishing speed and agility. Lalo Schifrin's score is excellent, the hall-of-mirrors, Lady From Shanghai-style finale fierce and furious. Kung fu's finest by a country mile.