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The Real Bruce Lee (1973)

He's back. An early Bruce Lee film found in the Chinese archives, and introducing the new sensation Dragon Lee, and Bruce Li. The complete fury of martial arts as never before..



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Credited cast:
Himself (archive footage)
Bruce Li ...
Himself (archive footage)
Dragon Lee ...
Yo Long
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hwang-ki Baek ...
(archive footage)
Hyeong-Kan Choi ...
(archive footage)
Min Kyu Choi ...
(archive footage)
Ryong Geo ...
(archive footage)
Myeong-hwan Han ...
(archive footage)
Tae-il Han ...
(archive footage)
Ki-Ju Kim ...
(archive footage)
Wang Kuk Kim ...
(archive footage)
Mu-Seong Kwak ...
(archive footage)
Il-su Kwon ...
(archive footage)
Do-shik Ma ...
(archive footage)


He's back. An early Bruce Lee film found in the Chinese archives, and introducing the new sensation Dragon Lee, and Bruce Li. The complete fury of martial arts as never before..

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An early BRUCE LEE film found in the Chinese archives


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1979 (USA)  »

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Bruce Lee: The Little Dragon  »

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Fascinating.... but be careful
7 May 2001 | by (Midnight Movie Land) – See all my reviews

This movie has all the looks of a quickie movie that was made to capitalize on the death of Bruce Lee in Hong Kong in 1973. I am sure there were many , many movies like this made back then. Luckily for us, this one survives and is dubbed in English. The high points of this 2 hour film which is really a half-hour documentary about Bruce, followed by a full-length Kung Fu feature supposedly called " The Ultimate Lee" and is claimed to be the next scheduled movie was to have done ( yeah, right...). The first half-hour is where this feature shines as we see selected clips from Bruce's first four films made while he was a youngster in China. We see clips from "The Little Dragon", "The Bad Boy", "Carnival" and "Orphan Sam". Included is the only scene Bruce ever did with his father. We see scenes of Bruce behind the camera and casual. We also see scenes of Bruce's funeral. This is all very good and the collector would love to get his hands on footage like this. I will offer a caveat though when seeking this documentary out. Beware of inferior dubs. There is a video copy of this being sold that has Bruce on the cover with no shirt and with the pattern of a rising sun Japanese flag behind him ( strangely enough...), this is an inferior copy that looks like it was copied by a handheld camera with the movie being shown on a flapping sheet. The picture is out of focus a lot of the time and is very frustrating to watch, especially the rarities when you would like to see clearly. But if you can find the clear version, it is worth seeing for the Bruce Lee fan.

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