We’ve found some rare and interesting footage. The original 1985 Siskel and Ebert review of Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon! It’s probably just me but I feel like we’ve uncovered a lost piece of television history!
Jump to 10:19 to get to The Last Dragon part of the review. Before The Last Dragon review Siskel and Ebert also discuss and rate The Sluggers Wife and Desperately Seeking Susan.
video courtesy of http://siskelandebert.org
I didn’t think these guys would get or appreciate The Last Dragon, but Siskel really loves it; and in fact, gives it a thumbs up. You can tell Ebert sees the film’s charm but lets a few scenes he doesn’t like prevent him from giving it a thumbs up. He loves the chemistry between Bruce Leroy (Taimak) and Laura Charles (Denise “Vanity” Matthews) and of course he loves Julius Carry III’s portrayal of Sho’nuff. They both rave about Taimak and Vanity, talk about how much they love “the Shogun of Harlem goes to the movie scene” and how much fun the movie is in general but Ebert just can’t get past the Eddie Arkadian and Angie subplot… Oh Eddie you are so misunderstood…
Thanks to Majid Afayee for finding this video and sharing.