Scene of the Week: Dragonfest!
Don “The Dragon” Wilson was born on September 10, 1954 in Alton, IL. No one could have predicted on that day that Don would grow up to become the greatest kickboxer to ever come out of the United States of America. And when Wilson was kicking ass and winning 11 different world championships in the sport of kickboxing, I don’t think anyone would have predicted that “The Dragon” would go on to have a long and fruitful movie career.
Many of Don’s movies have been reviewed on this very site including some of his classics like Ring of Fire, and Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight and even a few of his more recent films like Paying Mr. McGetty and The Martial Arts Kid.
One of the best reviewed Don “The Dragon” Wilson films on this site was 1992’s Blackbelt…
If you have not read Chris DePetrillo’s review of Blackbelt, do yourself a favor and check it out. Chris is our foremost expert on the films of Don “The Dragon” Wilson and he ranks Blackbelt among Don’s best work and after checking out this week’s Scene of the Week you will know why.
The finale of Blackbelt is a veritable Dragonfest! Wilson’s Jack Dillon is looking for the maniacal John Sweet, played by another Bulletproof Action favorite Matthias Hues. But before he can get to Sweet, Jack Dillon gets one helluva a warm up as he battles multiple martial artists who attack him with a variety of weapons.
After surviving a scenario that would have put most men in the hospital or maybe even the grave, Jack Dillon has his chance at sweet revenge against John Sweet, And you know what that means? We get to watch Don “The Dragon” Wilson and Matthias Hues at the top of their games…