Pasadena based Incorgnito Publishing Press will present a national tour screening of the movie “The Last Dragon” with personal appearances by the movie’s co-star Taimak. The tour will also include the launch of Taimak’s autobiography, “Taimak, The Last Dragon” (movie rights maybe??).
The tour kicks off in Seattle at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) on April 1st and will continue throughout 2016. Twenty cities are planned for the tour with Olympia (WA), Washington (DC), Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Raleigh currently booked.
A complete listing of cities can be found here: http://www.incorgnitobooks.com/the-last-dragon-tour/.
“The Last Dragon,” originated by Berry Gordy, debuted in 1985, and though critically not well received, it was a financial success, grossing over $33 million, making it the highest grossing martial arts film of the time. The film pays tribute to marital arts legend Bruce Lee and features a memorable Motown score including the hit, “Rhythm of the Night” sung by DeBarge.
Vanity, Taimak’s co-star in the film, recently passed away from kidney failure, the result of drug abuse in her early years.
“The Last Dragon” was released on Blu-Ray by Sony in August of 2015 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film. It has since been screened to sold-out audiences in select cities and remains a favorite to decades of inspired fans. The film launched Taimak’s Hollywood career and helped introduce a few notable actors including Chazz Palminteri and William H. Macy.