Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee in "The Way of the Dragon"
Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee in "The Way of the Dragon"

Happy Birthday, Bruce Lee! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing "The Way of the Dragon," the martial-arts classic Lee wrote, directed, choreographed and starred in.

Bruce Lee's third film for Raymond Chow's Golden Harvest saw him awarded total control -- he starred, wrote, directed and choreographed the action. In his second film appearance karate champ Chuck Norris challenges Lee to a knock-down-drag-out martial arts battle in the Roman Coliseum. Norris also made his way into the revamped version of Game of Death via footage from this film. Released in the US as Return of the Dragon, it has also played in various territories as Fury of the Dragon and Revenge of the Dragon.