The Legend Of Bruce Lee
DVD: September 21, 2010
List Price: $19.99
*no special features, but you can watch it in horrible dubbing to English or original Chinese Dialog.
Kwok-Kwan Chan, Michelle Lang, Michael Jai White. The life story of this icon of martial arts on the silver screen is dramatized here in this tell-all biopic, beginning with his rise to fame in Hong Kong, then America and back to Hong Kong, and right up to his shocking, untimely death at the age of 32. In Mandarin with English audio & subtitles. 2008/color/3 hrs., 3 min/PG-13/widescreen. Executive Produced by Daughter Shannon Lee.
The Legend Of Bruce Lee review
posted May 3, 2012 4:39 PM by Vu Nguyen [ updated May 4, 2012 7:04 AM by email@example.com ]
What can I say about this? I bought this last year because I am a huge
Bruce Lee Fan. I didn't watch it until I finally had some free time.
This movie is only for the Die Hard Fans. First off the history of this
film is actually a mini-series tv show in China. They condensed it to
183 minutes of torture. Kwok-Kwan Chan sure does look the part, but
c'mon you need a real Martial Artist for this role.
Kwok-Kwan Chan is best known for his roles in Shaolin Soccer as the
goalie and Boss character in Kung-Fu Hustle. Apparently Stephen Chow
hired Kwok-Kwan Chan not because of his acting ability but because of
his likeness of Bruce Lee.
What's great is they do have cameos of some great Martial Artist to list
a few Micheal Jai White (Black Dynamite), Ray Parker (Darth Maul), Gary
Daniels (Fist of the North Star: live action), and Marc Dacascos(of
Iron Chef Fame). So you might ask, how do you take 2 seasons of tv
episodes and turn it into a movie?
Its all held together poorly with musical interlude of "We all love
Bruce Lee." and "We will always believe in Bruce Lee." It is so cringe
worthy you feel embarrassed for the singer who has to sing such garbled
Characters appear and disappear within this 183 minute epic. Characters
get set up to ultimately do absolutely nothing. In this version Micheal
Jai White looks menacingly out a window, then never appears again. One
character other than
Bruce Lee named Yellow comes back as a recurring nemesis. What is his
motivation for his onslaught of revenge towards Bruce Lee? Maybe they
told the story better when it was a series, but from this mess it seems
like Yellow was mad at Bruce because Bruce likes to bump into people on
the streets of China. Maybe Bruce dances the Cha-Cha better than Yellow?
If your a big Bruce Lee fan you might get a chuckle out of this, but if
you looking for some ass-kickery you will have to look elsewhere. Also
the 183 minutes running time does not go at a brisk pace. Most likely
you keep asking yourself, wait who is this? Who's that guy? Why is Bruce
Lee fighting this guy, etc.