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Tell me the truth. No more lies. If I turn myself over to you, will you leave the Ching Wu School alone? The truth!
You have my word on it. Don't worry, on my word of honor.
Now you hear this! I will accept punishment for the lives I took. You just leave this school alone!
Yes, of course! Of course!
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...most of you have seen the dubbed, cutted version. this review is for the uncut version.
bruce lee makes his most memorable performance in this excellent martial art film. the main character is not the perfect kind forgiving guy you always see in these types of movies. he cannot forgive all he can think of is revenge. he's even prepared to kick down some innocent people on the side if need be to achieve his goal.
martial art movies often suffer from the same problems as porn movies do. the lack of a decent plot.
in this one bad guys are really bad guys, the good guy is like 'the punisher', shows anger in every turn but is unable to show his emotions towards his girlfriend. here even the ending is an unconventional one.
a very good film, compared to the remake with jet li bruce lee's movie loses in great fighting scenes, but wins in attitude and depth. jet li wasn't very believable as chen zhen, but you can see the fire burning in bruce's eyes in every single screen.
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