Bruce Lee, The Legend (1987)





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This video is a tribute to the incomparable kung-fu master as it includes rare footage of his athletic capabilities and interviews with some of the people who knew him. ~ Kristie Hassen, Rovi
Documentary , Television
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


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Bruce Lee fans no doubt have seen this bioflick about the Chinese marital arts king. Traces the short life of Lee, his start in pictures, his love life, his mysterious death. A product of the 1980's, the film certainly is an example of it. [img][/img] The Big Boss in Asia was his first major success, released in America as Fists of Fury. Lots of clips from his films. Not impressed by the soundtrack, synthesizer sounds dates this film. Bruce Lee, or his Indian nickname, "He Who Fights, Kicks Like Girl", (sorry, I couldn't stop myself :) caused traffic jams with his movies. [img][/img] Actor Steve McQueen and NBA superstar were among his students: [img][/img] A personal look at the man, his successes but largly a series of clips from his fighting scenes. A fine tribute film about a Kung Fu lengend and by all appearances, a nice guy in real life. [img][/img] Not much of an actor, but then, he let his martial arts work for him and since that is what fans wanted to see, it really didn't matter about his acting ability. A view of his funeral is explored. Actors Steve McQueen and James Coburn, were pall bearers at Lee's funeral. His death was attributed a brain hemmorage induced by a pain killer for his headache. The popualar opinion at the time in Hong Kong was he died in the act of sex, which his wife denied. You should get a "kick" out of this movie, not one but many. [img][/img] Reviews: 70% This documentary tells the story of the legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee. Well organized and made documentary which gives a full inside of his life... 90% This is probably the best of all the Bruce Lee bios. This is the one that introduced me to the greatness... Anyone who is a fan needs to buy this DVD.... An American by birth, Bruce Lee's body was flown back to Seatle, USA to rest. [img][/img]

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

This documentary tells the story of the legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee. Well organized and made documentary which gives a full inside of his life, from childhood to adulthood, his tragic death at age 32 and his funeral. Everyone who was a part of his remarkable life or who got inspired by the Legend had a chance to say how he influenced their lives. I want be spending too much time on describing it - just to say that everything was done properly, tastefully and with a lot of respect for the Master of the Jeet Kune Do style.

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Panta Oz

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[img][/img] [size=3][color=#000000][font=Times New Roman]Bruce Lee: The Legend delivers Bruce Lee’s life from start to finish. It displays his father’s career, Bruce’s birth, his beginnings in the movie industry (at the age of 6), his professional maturity, and his tragic ending. The documentary also displays Lee’s disciplines as well as his ambitions in both the martial arts field as well as his hopes for future roles before his ultimate demise. [/font][/color][/size] [size=3][color=#000000][font=Times New Roman][/font][/color][/size][font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Too much time is given to developing the skill and too little on developing the individual for participation.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [size=3][color=#000000][font=Times New Roman]Leonard Ho delivers Bruce Lee the Legend in his directorial debut. Ho spent a great period of his career with working with the Shaw Brothers during the height of their movie making productions as well as Golden Harvest films during Bruce Lee’s career. Ho does a fabulous job of packing an ample supply of Bruce Lee information into this 88 minute documentary. [/font][/color][/size] [size=3][color=#000000][font=Times New Roman][/font][/color][/size][font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“…it emphasizes lightness and quickness rather than power and strength.” [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]The old photage of Lee’s childhood films, the demonstrations of the Wing Chun technique, the wooden man demonstration, Bruce winning the dance competition and using those skills to pay for martial arts lessons and to make a living, the American screen test, the list of famous Lee martial arts students, the progression of Lee’s involvement in his films, the view of his country and the way he depicted it in his films, Lee’s interactions with women in his films, the future characters he hoped to one day portray (especially Zatoichi), the out-takes and screen tests for Game of Death, the displays of techniques from his book, the water analogy, and the Bruce Lee imitators reference were amongst the better portions of the film.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Yes, I got a big mouth, but I can back it up with my fists.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Bruce Lee has more charisma than perhaps anyone in movie history. His nostalgia and outlooks on life will be philosophically debated for centuries. Bruce Lee is truly an iconic figure who lived life to the fullest and had as bright a future as anyone who ever lived. His acting may have been a bit underrated, but his potential as an actor was limitless. This is an inspirational film about a master of the arts.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“How could I doubt this man?”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000][/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Grade: A[/color][/size][/font]

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