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Many films tried to capitalise on the popularity of the late, great Bruce Lee. Here are our ten favourites...
1973 was the year that kung fu broke in America. The release of the popular Five Fingers Of Death (aka King Boxer) in March set the fuse and when Enter The Dragon (the first Hong Kong martial arts film co-produced by a major Us studio) followed in August, it exploded.
Although Bruce Lee was billed as a co-star in Enter The Dragon alongside John Saxon because casting an Asian actor in the lead role of an American film was unheard of at the time (and would remain so until 1982 when Sho Kosugi topped the bill for Revenge Of The Ninja), it was Bruce who captured the public's imagination. His amazing look and style, his astonishing talent for acting, writing and directing, and his unparalleled martial arts ability made him an icon for »
Golden Harvest started in 1970, after Raymond Chow had left Shaw Brothers studios along with producer Leonard Ho and decided to start there own company and go up against the dominance of Shaw Brothers.
Shaw Brothers had been the leading studio for many years, showcasing legendary Directors, Actors and Marital Artists. Raymond Chow and Leonard Ho knew they had to come with something big and make a huge noise in the world of cinema and indeed they did just that. They made a few movies in 1971 such as The Angry River, Lady Whirlwind and One Armed Boxer. But one Actor stood out over the rest, showcasing his incredible talent for the first time in a big movie and his name was Bruce Lee. When the Big Boss premiered in Hong Kong, the audience cheered and mobbed Bruce after the movie had ended.
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We all have those films that we saw as children and stuck with us through our lives. For this kid, it looks like The Game of Death is his. Five-year-old Ryusei from Japan is so captivated by Bruce Lee and his martial arts moves in the film that he decided to recreate one of its most famous moments: the nunchaku fight. Watch him pull it off with spectacular stamina. The Game of Death may not be one of Lee's most critically acclaimed films, but it's one of his most famous, especially because of scenes like this one. Not many people can replicate the exquisite movements of this renowned actor, but Ryusei picked them up pretty quickly and is fast becoming the next big Internet sensation. The video, posted by his father, has been featured everywhere from blogs in Japan to ABC News, and rightfully so. Ryusei is seen in a »
3 items from 2015
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