Circle of Iron

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Circle of Iron ★★½ The Silent Flute 1978 (R)

Plenty of action and martial arts combat abound in this story of one man's eternal quest for truth. Originally cowritten by and intended for Bruce Lee as a ribcrunching vehicle, until he died before production began and was replaced by KungFu Carradine. A cut above most chopsocky actioners. Filmed in Israel. 102m/C VHS, DVD . GB Jeff Cooper, David Carradine, Roddy McDowall, Eli Wallach, Christopher Lee; D: Richard Moore; W: Bruce Lee, James Coburn, Stirling Silliphant; M: Bruce Smeaton.