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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bruce Lee's Directing Debut In Full!
I have been a big fan of Bruce Lee for several years now, ever since i started martial arts myself, and i have to say that 'Way Of The Dragon' has to be one of his best films, and well worth buying. Also, this DVD now allows us to see the whole thing uncut, which is great.
Bruce Lee plays a man called Tang Lung is sent over to Italy to help protect a family resturant...
Published on 25 Jan. 2004 by no1filmaddict

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars the greatest kung fu movie ever made
This film has Bruce Lee stamped all over it. He directed, wrote, starred, choreagraphed and even played a percussion instrument on the music soundtrack. Unfortunately the UK print is heavilly cut reducing the impact of his work which was at times autobiographical (young chinese in a strange country - not unlike Lee when he first arrived in the US). He shows a flair for...
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bruce Lee's Directing Debut In Full!, 25 Jan. 2004
I have been a big fan of Bruce Lee for several years now, ever since i started martial arts myself, and i have to say that 'Way Of The Dragon' has to be one of his best films, and well worth buying. Also, this DVD now allows us to see the whole thing uncut, which is great.
Bruce Lee plays a man called Tang Lung is sent over to Italy to help protect a family resturant from the Mafia who are intent on buying the place. However, when they send for three top, martial arts experts, Tang Lung engages in three battles of life and death.
I have to say that out of all five Bruce Lee films, this one has probably the best set of fight scenes which is down to the great choreography all done by Lee himself. The bit at the end where he fights Chuck Norris has to be the best part of the whole film and is probably the best fight sequence in the history of films. And thankfully we even get to see the legendary double nunchaku duel which was taken off the vhs version.
Overall this is an all time great martial arts film and so long as you don't mind the subtitles then you are guarenteed to love this film. Even the music is good and very catchy. Definately recommended even if you are not a Bruce Lee or martial arts fan.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BRUCE LEE'S FIRST AND ONLY DIRECTORIAL DEBUT, 26 Feb. 2007
I have seen this film a few times before and enjoyed it. Bruce Lee is brilliant as a martial artist and his fighting style has never been matched. The only thing that let it down was the (international) humour it just isn't as funny over here then in Hong Kong and just looks corny. The story is basic but nobody watches these types of films for the story lines. The fights are really fast and athletic.

The story is: Tong Lung (Bruce Lee) comes to help his friends defend a restaurant from the mafia and just makes things worse for them. He fights them all one on one and the film re-inserts a scene that was cut over here and that was the nunchaku scene so this film is now completely uncut and in it there is a an exciting one on one fight with Chuck Norris.

The DVD its self is packed with special features including interviews, rare photos, Hong Kong Legends film trailers and a feature length audio commentary by Bey Logan with is informative and interesting to listen to amongst other features.

There was one or two things that let the film down in my view and that was the music - it sounded corny, the dubbing was terrible and the humour was awful. But the fight scenes were breath taking and the film was only 95 mins but nobody cares when its Bruce Lee. Some of the sets were really fake ans you could tell they were sets where most films you can't. I know its my fault for watching the film dubbed but you can also watch it with Catonese with English subtitles. Hong Kong Legends have done another smashing job with this film - I have some other Hong Kong Legends films.

This is in the Bruce Lee 30th Anniverary Commemorative Box Set.

This is a really good martial arts films directed by one of the greatest martial artists of our time, if you can get past the awful humour, the corny music and terrible dubbing this is essential viewing by action fans and martial art film fans alike.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Bruce Lee movie (and his, too), 26 Nov. 2001
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This is the story about Tang Lung (Bruce Lee), who visits a Chinese Restaurant in Rome to help out against thugs that are trying to take it over.
This is possibly the best movie Bruce ever appeared in. It has a much-more-consistent pace, and Bruce not only shows his lighter side but gets to show what he is really made of, particularly in the climactic classic fight against Chuck Norris (look at the speed of those kicks!). Of course, the good news doesn't end there - this DVD version is completely uncut, so the previously forbidden footage including some nastier blows from Bruce, and of course his double-nunchaku scene, have given this film a new lease of life. The audio commentary option from Hong Kong expert Bey Logan is insightful and informative.
Definitely recommended even if you're not a Bruce Lee fan.
Also stars Robert Wall (Enter The Dragon), Whang-In Sik (Young Master, Dragon Lord) and Nora Miao (The Big Boss, Fist Of Fury).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely stunning, 1 July 2001
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a classic bruce lee film for the first time on dvd totally uncut. So all you bruce lee fans you finally get to see the scene where bruce uses two sets of nunchaku which is absolutely stunning. this is just the absolute film.And to top of the film we have BRUCE LEE v CHUCK NORRIS, arguably the best choregraphed fight ever done . this film is a high flying action packed stunner so if it isn't in your collection it should be so get it.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action or what!, 3 April 2006
The story isn't that good. The humour is awful. Some of the sets are a joke. But the action? Man, you just can't fault this baby. The twin nunchaku sequence is superb. The fight with Bob Wall is unbelievable. But the true triumph is the Chuck Norris fight. Has to be one of the greatest fight scenes ever filmed. Fantastic. The choreography (entirely Lee's work) is matched only by the final execution. This is a true lesson from a true master on how cinematic fight scenes should be built, performed and filmed. Stunning.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bruce's finest movie., 4 Feb. 2006
Wow, this is one fully packed out DVD surprisingly all on one disc which is great. At last, the complete uncut version of Bruce Lee’s masterpiece ‘Way of the Dragon’ has been digitally restored and remastered for DVD transfer.
This is the only self-directed project he ever did and it shows, in my mind this is better than ‘Enter the Dragon’. Now re-instated are the 10-minutes of incredible hi-impact fight footage previously prohibited by the BBFC, including Bruce’s stunning double nunchaku battle sequence which is totally unique to this movie, you just want to keep re-watching the scene again and again. So the movie is now available to the UK audience just as director Bruce Lee intended originally.
The special features for this title include, digitally restored movie, 16:9 Anamorphic version enhanced for widescreen, audio commentary with Bey Logan and Jon Benn, AC3 5.1 digital audio, original trailer, photo gallery, rare on location photo gallery, reflections on ‘The Little Dragon’ promo and making of ‘Way of the Dragon’ text files. So all-in-all this is one great DVD with stunning extra’s and its all on one disc, a dream for Bruce Lee fans everywhere.
Hope my review helped someone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dont miss the fight between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris, 22 April 2007
Bruce Lee demonstrates why without ever being a tournament champion that he was one of the best martial artists of all times. His speed and technique easily out class the other real martial artisits this film presents. His fight with Chuck Norris in this film is legendary. Watching Chuck in his prime is intense, high speed and accuracy. What scares me is that Bruce is faster. And even though he is lacking size, its obvious that the little dragons power is intense. Yes the scenes in these movies may be choreographed, but it's hard to make duplicate the skills shown by these fighters with trick photography and ballet lessons.

This is the first film Bruce took a major role in both on and off the set. He searched for quality martial artists for the fight scenes and was the one who recommended Italy for this shoot.

The film revolves around a restaurant in Italy run by Lee's uncle and his cousins. Local gangsters try to close the restaurant down and get a piece of the action. To avoid complications with the law, they try and man handle the restaurant owner and workers and Lee comes to the rescue.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hong Kong Legends Do It Again, 15 Feb. 2002
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Way of the Dragon has always been my favourite of all the Bruce Lee films with spectacular fight choreography on display that still stands the test of time three decades after it's initial release.
For this DVD release Hong Kong Legends have tracked down a great print of the movie which, whilst not flawless, is as good a picture as you can get, anyone who, like myself, has a copy of the existing VHS print of the movie will testify to how bad the film looked and moreover how poorly edited the film was due to the, thankfully, now outmoded censorship laws.
You will be pleased to know that this version has all the previously excised scenes reinstated including the legendary double nunchaku scene, we've never had it so good.
With respect to extras, the disc oozes quality from the moment you put it into your machine with excellent animated menu screens which generate an excitement of the things to come.
Further investigation reveals an informative interviews section with such alumni as Donnie Yen giving their opinion/insight into the movie.
There is also a rare trailer section consisting of a theatrical trailer and a couple of TV spots from 1972.
The crowning glory of the extras however is the audio commentary from Bey Logan assisted in part by star of the movie Jon Benn, this track is one of Logan's best (and that's saying something) offering some great insight into the making of the movie with Benn adding some great anecdotes.
Just as a personal footnote, I have now had this DVD in my collection for about a year and have played it repeatedly savouring the genius on display, most particularly the climatic battle between Bruce and Chuck Norris which is quite rightly regarded as one of the best screen fights ever staged, if you like kung fu you will never grow tired of viewing this masterpiece.
In conclusion Hong Kong Legends have once again dealt an ace, you must own this DVD
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take it for what it is., 3 Dec. 2003
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This review is from: The Way Of The Dragon - Thirtieth Anniversary Tribute [DVD] (DVD)
This is the Bruce Lee film that I find myself watching more often than any other. Free of the shackles of Lo Wei, Bruce wasn't obliged to comprimise with the choreography this time, so theres no swinging dummies round his head or anything like that, just fantastic fight action. The broad chinese humour is an aquired taste, but you must remember that this was made specifically for a chinese audience, and Bruce probably would have remade this in hollywood or something.

Bruces charisma and comic timing are what keeps you interested during the intire film, his performance allowing you to forgive the wooden acting of the support players, and the overt campness of the mafia gansters. It would also not be fair to view this as Bruce's fully realised directing potential. As a debut feature, as an early kung fu flick, it's incredible that it still holds up. It also contains arguably the best duel that Bruce has ever had, and it's certainly Chuck Norris' finest hour.

This film is recommended but if ypu already have the normal HKL DVD there isn't much more on this platinum edition to make it worth re-purchasing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Martial Arts Masterpiece !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 5 May 2001
By A Customer
If you don't have this AWSOME movie in your Kung Fu movie collection you dont have nothing! The fight between BRUCE LEE & CHUCK NORRIS is a classic for fans. The choreographing is awsome because it is realistic, actually one of the most I've seen in Martial Arts movies. Bruce displays his knowledge and skills on screen. You also see some NUNCHUCU action like in FIST OF FURY and HKL DVDs are the best way to have classics like this.BUY THIS MOVIE nuff said!
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