No surprise, it was hugely successful and contains one of the most iconic martial arts movie fights of all time — Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris before he became famous. However, at times the narrative can stray off topic and leave the audience wondering where the story is going. Kung Fu the Movie Yep, they made a Kung Fu movie! Black Mask: Black Mask 2: Once Upon a Time in Highschool The Spirit of Jeet Kune Do At first glimpse this Korean film has nothing to do with Bruce Lee other than the many pop culture references by the students of the school this film centers around. However, for the most part, women are either wives or whores on the show, and this gender inequality can especially be seen in the brothel where full-frontal nudity only applies to the women. Share this article on , or Created by but not starring Bruce Lee The following were shows and films that were created or written by Bruce Lee, but he never got to make an appearance on them. This is an authentic Asian production whose special features section shows other well done Asian productions which are available such as Confucius and Ip Man.
The direction and cinematography of this film can be admired. When Hong Kong when nuts and produced crappy Bruceploitation films trying to copy and mimic his style? It was promply sent to me by Amazon. However, fans may be interested in watching it as it tells the story of Huo Yuanjia, the real life sifu of fictional action hero Chen Zhen. But when the truth is discovered and his family murdered, Bruce goes on the rampage to get his revenge. After an altercation compels young Bruce to leave the country, his father Lee Hoi Chuen Ric Young sends him to the United States, imploring him to seek success that even Hong Kong will recognize.
This show is still immensely popular though, and worth a watch. Jason Scott Lee delivers a fantastic performance as Bruce and really shines during his martial arts fight scenes. So after 5 years Raymond Chow and his team of unimaginative filmmakers produced this sloppy mess. Also some may argue that some of the narrative is not factual and, hence, not true, however, not knowing a whole lot about Bruce Lee apart from his Hollywood legend status I found this film incredibly fascinating and a few false recounts here and there didn't detract from a pleasant viewing experience. Produced by Robert Lee, Bruce Lee's younger brother, and based on his own first-hand experience, Young Bruce Lee is a breathtaking and evocative homage to the man who, uniquely, brought the power and majesty of Chinese Kung Fu to millions around the world. A must watch without a doubt! But other than that, I am very happy with it. This series would make a great companion piece to which examines the horrifying legislation that was passed blocking the immigration of Chinese while also denying citizenship of Chinese nationals who were born in the United States.
This time he wrote, directed, co-produced and starred in the film. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend. A Warriors Journey This is, in my opinion, the best documentary created on Bruce Lee yet. Rumble in the Bronx Ever heard of a little guy by the name of Jackie Chan? We get to see him showcase some of his martial arts before hand though, as he spars with Judo legend Gene Lebell. On top that he falls for a girl who ends up going for a friend of his, who happens to be a school bully and is not exactly known for his genuine character. He worked with Lee in the early days as a stunt man and can be seen getting beaten and his neck snapped in Enter the Dragon! But this film is the one most worth mentioning, as Sammo plays a Bruce Lee fanatic who moves into the city for work. Fist of Legend Another remake this time with Jet Li in the lead.
This is my personal favorite and a must see film! Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story This film is what got me so fascinated with Bruce Lee as a child! I give this movie a modest recommendation. This film does take a slightly different turn of events but is more or less the same framed up plot, exploring more deeply the characters surrounding Chen Zhen and promotes a sort of unity between the Japanese and Chinese as Chen Zhen also fights for the love of his Japanese girlfriend. He imitates Lee on every level and is perhaps one of the best impersonations of Bruce Lee ever filmed — despite the very obvious difference in build and look. Bruce Lee goes into some strong fighting concepts and we see some one on one training between the two characters. The movie was about the 1940s and on, however, The one hundred dollar bill shown in the movie was a new 100 dollar bill which has been changed multiple times since the time depicted in the movie. Once again, he intended himself for the lead role. But the rival tong, the Long Xii, is beginning to challenge that supremacy, while the white police force and politicians respond to a growing anti-Chinese sentiment in America.
This film brings out Bruce Lee's human qualities and presents him as a common man. They do link up quite well and have some relevance to his life and his movies. But this film is overall a tribute to all of the great martial arts films and is another list topping Hollywood martial arts film. Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. A good display of acting for the young Brandon Lee a few years before his tragic death.
Donnie Yen is playing Chen Zhen who has returned alive, years after the events of Fist of Fury. It is worth diving a little deeper into a life which, otherwise, seemed fairly emotionless. Tracking down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the Robert Clouse-directed movie via subscription can be tricky, so we here at Moviefone want to do the heavy lifting. Bruce Lee's Jason Scott Lee rise begins in Hong Kong, as a young boy receiving traditional Chinese martial arts training. The Big Boss In 1971 Bruce Lee hit the Hong Kong film industry with an action packed martial arts film called the Big Boss.
But the Bruce Lee references are hard to miss. Fist of Unicorn Bruce Lee created a handful of films and helped his best childhood friend Unicorn out by having him star in his films. . Although the police might use guns, most of the action on screen is close combat, which makes the violence more personal and therefore brutal. The writers and directors on the series are all men, an imbalance that can be felt in the storytelling and male gaze. Released 1979, 'Game of Death' stars , , , The R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 42 min, and received a score of out of 100 on Metacritic, which put together reviews from well-known critics.