A martial arts fantasy musical… what?! Yes. It’s been done, and it is glorious. If you’re standing there perplexed, smooth out that frown, ‘cuz today we’re talking about The Last Dragon. Sho’nuff!
The Last Dragon is a freakin’ masterpiece. It has everything, a noble hero, a beautiful songstress in distress, a crazy hilarious villain, piranhas, big ‘80s hair, and an awesome musical number at the end where everyone is dressed in white tuxedos. You can’t make this stuff up.
This film was released in 1985, and hasn’t left my consciousness from the moment I saw it. It follows Leroy, a devoted martial artist, who worships Bruce Lee (who doesn’t?) and dreams of one day achieving the ultimate mastery of martial arts, otherwise known as “The Glow”.
He must defeat the Shogun of Harlem, a hilariously memorable character called Sho’nuff.
There’s all kinds of weirdness in this movie, but my favorite part is when he finally catches a bullet with his teeth in the climactic scene. You must watch this movie. NOW. Your life will never be the same.
After you watch it, and your hope for mankind is likely restored, you’ll probably want to train just like Leroy. In case Sho’nuff should show up at your local movie theater. Here’s some pretty amazing gear from Heavenly Swords to quench your thirst for ninja mastery. Leroy would be so proud:
These are made of steel with factory sharp edges. They come in a nylon pouch so you can be ready whenever an opponent should challenge you.
This 39” swords is made of 440 stainless steel and comes with a pitch black blade, so you can go undetected in the night. The square guard can be removed and used as two throwing stars.
This four pointed black throwing star is the perfect pocket weapon. It is made of 440 stainless steel and comes with a nylon pouch. Careful, it’s sharp!
These swords are not only beautifully unique, but they will cut through almost anything. They come super sharp, and look great prominently displayed anywhere. Let Sho’nuff know who’s the true Master with these swords!
Talk about “the glow”. These swords bring ninja weapons to a whole new level. They are functional showpieces that come fully sharpened, so you can leave your friends speechless when you demonstrate their power. Use responsibly, of course.
This claw has Sho’nuff written all over it. I imagine he would’ve loved showing up somewhere wearing it, and scaring the bejeesus out of anyone who got in his way. “Who’s the prettiest? Sho’nuff!”
Sidenote: There’s been a lot of talk on the interwebs about doing a remake of this film. Why?! Please, do not remake this movie. You can’t recreate the magical camp that is this classic. It is a journey to a mystical world… it’s ridiculous, and silly, and just plain perfect. You wouldn’t repaint a Van Gogh, would you?