How Bruce Lee Changed the World (2009)





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Get to know the man behind the laser-fast kicks in a documentary exploring the life and legend of film star Bruce Lee, who died tragically at the age of thirty two, a mere three weeks before the release of his only U.S. film, Enter the Dragon. A native of San Francisco, Lee secured a permanent place in pop culture by introducing the martial arts to the modern world. His skills seemed almost supernatural, ad no one could have guessed that he would be gone in the blink of an eye. In this documentary, seldom seen home movies and rare interviews reveal the true personality of a martial arts icon. Additional interviews with Jackie Chan, John Woo, Stan Lee, and Brett Ratner offer added insight into Lee's remarkable legacy.
Documentary , Special Interest , Television
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History Channel, The


Charles Parnell
as Narrator

Critic Reviews for How Bruce Lee Changed the World

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One of the sloppiest biographical documentaries ever put on camera.

August 17, 2009
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for How Bruce Lee Changed the World


This is a pretty incredible documentary that is almost every bit as good as A Warrior's Journey (AWJ has a slight edge since it has the remastered and original footage from Game of Death) that is a worthy watch for any Bruce Lee fan. Seeing how he influenced not only actors and directors, but musicians, boxing, MMA, and bodybuilders is pretty interesting in its own right. The film does a good job of putting into perspective of how big Bruce Lee really was. A man whose teachings seem more relevant today than they did 30-40 years ago deserves to be as big as he is even if he's no longer here to witness it. Bruce Lee jump started martial arts filmmaking and broke the stereotypes set in Hollywood for Chinese and Asian actors during the seventies. How Bruce Lee Changed the World is a great film to pop in to show that friend who doesn't understand why everyone has such a thing for Bruce Lee or is just a great watch to give Bruce Lee fans a better insight into the legacy he left behind and the phenomenon that continues to grow everyday.

Chris Sawin
Chris Sawin

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