Kiss of the Dragon

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Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40693842
UPC 024543030461
UPC 14 00024543030461
Format DVD
Keywords
Chinese
Fantasy
Kung Fu
Martial Arts
Paris, France
Special Effects
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note The writers of THE FIFTH ELEMENT, Luc Besson (who also directed the Bruce Willis film) and Robert Mark Kamen, have teamed up again to deliver Jet Li in the action thriller KISS OF THE DRAGON. Li stars as Liu Jiuan, a Chinese agent so dedicated to his job that he has no friends, no family, no dreams. He is sent to Paris to help the French police capture a Chinese gangster, but France's top cop, Jeanne-Pierre Richard (Tcheky Karyo), has set Liu up to take the fall for a brutal killing he himself carried out. On the run in a strange city, Liu keeps a low profile until he unwillingly becomes friends with an American hooker, Jessica (Bridget Fonda)--who just happens to hold the key to his innocence. But Richard is always one step ahead of them--he has Jessica's daughter. Li and Fonda make a great team; their relationship is at the core of the film, as neither character has ever been able to put his complete trust in another person before. The action scenes, directed by Corey Yuen, are fast and furious and very violent, featuring mesmerizing moves by Li, especially one involving a billiard ball. Chris Nahon, in his directorial debut, makes excellent use of the location, including numerous shots of famous Parisian landmarks as the bad cops try to machine-gun down Liu in the streets and sewers and on the Seine.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "...With KISS, the spotlight swivels to Jet Li, a fleet performer with a highly appealing demeanor of patient, quizzical intelligence..." 07/13/2001 p.53-4
New York Times "...Mr. Li and his fisticuffs choreographer, Corey Yuan, have set a new standard for action here....The combat couldn't be better..." 07/06/2001 p.E13
USA Today "...It's an assortment of kicks, somersaults and Dolby Digital bone-snaps..." 07/06/2001 p.5E
Variety "Boldly kicking ass like no ass has been kicked before, KISS OF THE DRAGON is a slick, straight-ahead action-thriller..." 07/09/2001 p.19-28
Chicago Sun-Times "...The movie looks great....Well-staged and filmed with a certain stylistic elegance..." 07/06/2001 p.29
Directors
Chris Nahon
Actors
Bridget Fonda
Jet Li
Cast & Crew
Bridget Fonda - Star
Tcheky Karyo - Star
Max Ryan - Star
Burt Kwouk - Star
Jet Li - Star
Thierry Arbogast - Director of Photography
Jacques Bufnoir - Production Designer
Jet Li - Action Director/Arranger
Annie Thiellement - Costume Designer
Pierre Bechir - Costume Designer
Happy Walters - Producer
Robert Mark Kamen - Screenwriter
Marco Cave - Editor
Corey Yuen - Choreographer
Craig Armstrong - Composer
Luc Besson - Producer
Steven Chasman - Producer
Luc Besson - Screenwriter
Chris Nahon - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2001
Catalog ID 2003046
UPC 00024543030461
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English, Spanish Dubbed
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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