Bruce Lee: The Intercepting FistMany documentaries have been produced about the life and work of Bruce Lee. This one has perhaps the most extensive coverage of Bruce Lee's work on Longstreet and how it demonstrated his martial arts philosophy. It includes interviews with Longstreet producer Joel Rogosin and actor Peter Mark Richman and is now available on DVD, VCD, and VHS, in both PAL and NTSC format. Check your favorite online video dealer for a copy.
Longstreet released on DVD!
The wait is finally over -- at least if you live in Japan or are willing to order something from Japan and have a DVD player enabled for Region 2 discs.
A Bruce Lee fan in Britain, Darren Keighren, bought a set and sent these photos and screencaps to us. Thanks, Darren! It looks like a high-quality set. There are Japanese subtitles, but you can turn them off.
For many years we had no way to view these episodes other than the occasional grainy VHS tape. A couple of years ago, Longstreet finally aired on a satellite TV station in Canada, and since then bootleg copies have appeared on eBay and elsewhere. But this is the first authorized release we have seen! (And no, I don't advertise bootlegs. Find 'em yourself if you don't want to buy the official release from Japan. I'd rather that people encourage Paramount to release a set here in the U.S.!)
You can order it from several different sources in Japan for about US$175 plus shipping/handling. Here is one vendor that ships internationally and has a website in English. Again, you need a DVD player that can be enabled to play Region 2 discs (U.S. is Region 1).
Photos taken of Mike's New Orleans in January 2001
This is it! It looks like they added a second bridge span since 1971.
The famous Jackson Square makes many appearances
in the series. For example, you see Mike and Duke
walking here in "A World of Perfect Complicity."
Inside Jackson Square, a photo of the statue of
Andrew Jackson with St. Louis cathedral in the background.
Sorry this photo is dark but the sun wouldn't cooperate.
This is what the building used as the exterior for Mike's place looks like today.
The front has been obscured by two trees.
The building now appears to be a private home
or perhaps several apartments
Here is a photo of the building across the street,
which highlights the beautiful iron balconies
that decorate many French Quarter buildings.
Here is the link to the Longstreet Page at Thrilling Detectives Website
Ever wonder what to do when you encounter a blind person in real life?
Read the Rules of Blind Etiquette for suggestions that will help put both of you at ease!
The Rules of Blind Etiquette
Suggestions which will help you relate to a visually-impaired person
1. Speak in a natural conversational tone. It is not necessary to speak loudly or to over-enunciate.
2. Address us by name when possible, especially in crowded places.
3. Address us personally, not through someone else.
4. Greet us when we enter the room so that we know you are present.
5. Indicate the end of a conversation when you leave us so that we aren't left talking to the air.
6. Feel free to use words that refer to vision. We also use the words "see," "look," "watch," etc. And remember, we are not insulted by the term "blind.
7. Do not leave us standing in "free space" when you are serving as a guide.
8. Be calm and clear about what to do if you see us about to encounter a dangerous situation.
9. If you think we need help, ask first. Don't assume that you should help.
10. When offering assistance, never take us by the arm. If you offer your arm instead, we can follow
slightly behind and anticipate changes.
11. Never take hold of a white cane.
12. Never pet or interfere with a guide dog while it is on duty.
(Source: Carl Augusto, President, American Federation for the Blind in New York, and David McGown,
executive director of the Guild for the Blind in Chicago.)
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