When: Fri., Aug. 12, 11:55 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 13, 11:55 p.m. 2016
Bruce Lee didn't just cement his own status as a cinematic martial arts legend with Enter the Dragon. The spy thriller also launched the great Jim Kelly's film career and gave some early Western exposure to "Chinese Hercules" Bolo Yeung and the uncredited Jackie Chan as a minor thug. Set aside the film's historical significance, though, and you still have an incredible action flick. Lee, Kelly and John Saxon all infiltrate the island of the menacing Han (Kien Shih) to enter his martial arts tournament. Lee is there at the behest of the British government, which believes Han is an opium magnate. The other two are there to back him up and beat down anybody who gets in their way. Enter the Dragon screens at midnight Friday and Saturday (August 12 and 13) at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; www.landmarktheatres.com) as part of the Reel Late Series. Tickets are $8.