Dragon and the Hawk Video VHS
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(Oct 31, 2001)
Martial arts master Dragon Pak (Julian Jung Lee) is the man who will stop at nothing to find his missing sister. Lieutenant Dana "Hawk" Hawkins (Barbara Gehring) is the cop who risks her career... and her life... to help him. Together they plunge into the dark and sinister world of the evil Therion (Trygve Lode)...a criminal underworld of hidden laboratories, women chained in dungeons, and human experimentation in pursuit of world domination....
"Barbara Gehring...can thwack heads like a pro. ...When they get down and dirty, the kung fu is outstanding." -- Joe Bob Briggs, Joe Bob's Drive-In Review
"Dragon and the Hawk is a fun, you-have-to-see-it-at-least-twice, fast moving film...." -- Marshall Barry, March 2000
"Kick-ass stunt fighting" -- Bryce Edmunds, Go Go Magazine, April 2000
"Overall, if you are an action fan, this is a fun movie to watch. " -- Hugh Gallagher, Sirens of the Cinema Magazine
"[I]f you're looking for a good old-fashioned chopsocky battle royale, Dragon is worth a look." -- Christopher Null, FilmCritic.com
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Dragon and the Hawk is a pleasant exception. It has a tight plot that delivers a good story without any notable plot holes,
Very good dialogue and reasonable character developement, a bit of humor sprinkled in, believable characters that are well-acted, and a high-energy soundtrack to go with the high-energy action. The evil scientist Therion (Trygve Lode) is downright creepy...
So by now you may be wondering why I rate it "only" four stars.
Well, for starters 4-1/2 stars wasn't one of the options. Another is that I'm very picky - the only martial arts films I've ever rated five stars are Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon. I think this film could have used a little more character developement, and little more humor. Plus I've always believed that virtually any film can be improved with a liberal dose of gratuitous nudity - but then that's me :)
All in all, I think Dragon and the Hawk is an excellent film, even for people like me that aren't all that into martial arts films. And for those of you who are, you won't be disappointed - if it's fight scenes you want, Dragon and the Hawk really delivers!
Dragon and the Hawk has to be the worst movie I have seen in a long time. This martial arts film (using the phrase in its most liberal form), had sloppy, poorly coordinated fight scenes, little to no character development, and bad editing. Dont waste your time with this flick, yor better off watching the drunks behind 7-11 duke it out, its more entertaining and at least they can fight!
For the record...its LOUISIANA
Destined to be a classic genre film, D&H takes the viewr aback to the earlier days of MA films. It has a very No Retreat; No Surrender-ish quality about it that I really enjoyed.
Action is good. Storyline is the "chinese brother comes to US to find lost sister" theme. It reads really well, considering it ts plotline has been done quite frequently.
Dragon Pak is an excellent martial artist and moves well on screen. Even Mr Grove makes his on screen cameo...
Never before have I seen such a poorly developed plot, negligent editing, and a haphazard, undeveloped group of characters shoved into one suffering film. I would NOT reccomend this film. Overall, this film falls way short of meeting the standards of the beloved low-budget martial arts flicks of yesteryear.
20 years down the line, the makers of this film will sound like Adam West when he claims that the Batman series was "all for fun" and "not to be taken seriously."