Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee is the subject of this thoughtful documentary by Lee aficionado John Little. Using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and action sequences from Lee's ... See full summary »
In this movie, Bruce Lee is a very famous martial-arts master who stars in many films. After an unsuccessful murder attempt against him, everyone thinks his is dead, but he's just hiding, preparing his revenge...Written by
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Sammo Kam-Bo Hung almost didn't appear in the film. When Bruce Lee personally asked him to be part of the film, Hung waited for eight months without follow-up and eventually went to film projects in Korea and Thailand. He flew back to the set in China when promised that filming his part would only take a few days. See more »
Throughout the fight in the dressing room of the theater people get punched in the face yet not a single person bleeds. However during the fights at the mansion, the climax, and Carl Miller they bruise and bleed. In reality if somebody gets punched at least twice chances are they'd bleed from their nose and mouths. See more »
Cut! Okay, that's a print. That was great, Billy! Okay everybody...
[stage light collapses, crew gasps]
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The original UK cinema version removed the entire nunchaku battle between Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto, as well as the re-editing of the opening and closing credits. Video versions received a further cut to a close up shot of the back-break of Han Jai Ji and although the cinema version had the opening and closing credits re-edited, the video versions instead had freeze framing to scenes of nunchaku and violence. The cuts were fully restored for the 2001 Hong Kong Legends release although the 2005 Universal DVD featured the heavily cut video version. See more »
I wish I could say the same thing for the first 60 minutes of the film..
Before watching this film,I knew that Bruce Lee died before finishing it,so my expectations where that Bruce would come out in some parts of the films and other parts would be doubled.
That is the frame of my mind you have to have with this film. However you will probably have to fast forward to the only fluid moments with the Master Bruce Lee. The 60 minutes use pictures of Bruce Lee in the fights but it's a bad idea. The movie could have been cut considerably into maybe a 30 min to 45 min ,but instead we are forced to stomach, a Bruce Lee wannabee who cant compare an eye to the Master, and who gets his butt kicked throught the movie.
The footage with Bruce Lee, is incredible. The fight scenes last up to 10-15 minutes total, but they are so physical, they probably took up several rehearsals to shoot.
Bruce was filming "Enter The Dragon" while filming this film. He and the Directors did the right thing by filming the end first because of Bruce's busy schedule.
You cant call this film an overall great action movie like one reviewer said because it has many faults. It's too too long (90 minutes) and the Bruce Look alike gets beat for half the film until the Real Bruce Lee shows up at the end.
Also the Bruce Lee double in this film is just plain puny looking. He looks as if he has never lifted weights.
What I would have done to make the film more enjoyable is shorten the film, immensely, then put a biograpy about Bruce , so as not to leave the viewer unsatisfied with the film.
No one today can do what Bruce Lee did in his prime (ask Chuck Norris who has failed miserably copying his moves and is now doing a laughable show called Walker).
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