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on 27 April 2016
The movie is quite entertaing(although it re-uses footage from previous movies), more so in the tower fight's. It is a shame.that Bruce Lee never finished the GoD project as it had so much potential. The body/stunt double is super obvious, but overall it is a triumphant farewell to Mr. Lee.
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on 26 October 2017
some great moments but in other ways truly awful. In fact some bits were just as cringe worthy as I remembered from seeing this at the pics. Time has not improved the cheapcash in nature. However the fights (particularly Bruce of course) are excellent as are the extras
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on 27 October 2017
Excellent film, excellent service
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on 22 December 2017
VERY GOOD ACTION SCENES.
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on 22 August 2017
Would not play in English?
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on 23 September 2016
I'm probably not going to need to write much about the film itself for anyone who's already looking at this, so just a quick summary: A martial arts actor is threatened by gangsters, faking his own death after an accident and then going after the bad guys (who have kidnapped his girlfriend). It was made several years after Bruce Lee's death using footage that was intended for a film of the same name, although the concept of Lee's original project was changed substantially by the time this 1978 production appeared (directed by the same guy who did Enter The Dragon, Robert Clouse).

It was a massive success, bigger than Lee's previous films (somewhat ironic considering the others were better), although that success was probably due to the excitement of seeing Lee in action one final time now that he was gone forever. Personally I don't think it's a particularly good film, however, it does have entertainment value, especially in seeing the botched way that the film-makers attempt to hoodwink the viewer into thinking Bruce Lee is actually on screen almost all of the time, whereas in reality the dead star is only on screen for about a quarter of an hour (though that footage is brilliant). The most clumsy aspect is when 'Billy' is seen in the mirror talking to someone, and Bruce Lee's inert face is blatantly superimposed over the actual actor. I'm not sure if this would have fooled anyone even in the late 70s. The imitation of Bruce's vocal delivery during combat is also embarrassing and amusing at the same time, while the use of footage from the actor's real-life funeral standing in for the faked death of the actor in the film could be considered crass if one is easily offended. The film they've made in the end though is never boring, and any Bruce Lee fan is going to want this regardless.

The MediumRare dual format release for the UK is slightly frustrating. On the positive side the extras are fantastic and comprehensive, including two audio commentaries by Hong Kong cinema experts, a selection of deleted scenes, the forty minutes of true Bruce Lee footage edited into the sequence it would have been (incidentally, it's debatable whether Bruce's original idea might have resulted in a film that was too 'hardcore' to break into the mainstream), a forty minute talk with one of Bruce's associates about martial arts and how Lee envisioned his philosophy, another forty minute documentary called Legacy of the Dragon, which is quite informative about the actor plus events leading up to his death, a number of featurettes running around ten minutes or so each, and trailers. There's also a very detailed and welcome 24 page booklet included in the package, plus nicely designed reversible sleeves for your choice to display.

On the other hand I think the transfer should have been a lot better - it looks quite ancient, not having the vibrancy of a truly remastered film in HD. At times the Blu-ray is little better than the DVD in terms of image/sound quality (I hate saying that: it's a clichéd statement that is often completely untrue, but I assure that here it is the case), although the flaws are minimised if your screen is smaller (I viewed this on a very large screen, which tends to amplify everything, warts and all). Overall this struck me as something taken from a master that is antiquated; I suspect MediumRare could only put out what they were given. Audio is available in various English language (Dolby Digital) formats: surround, stereo, and mono. It looks to me like the film was shot in English, and even in the full outtakes Bruce Lee speaks English at various points.

So, a messy but moderately entertaining film (essential to the martial arts cinema fan), with a mediocre transfer contained within an excellent package is what you're getting. At a sub-ten pound price with moderated expectations you should not feel ripped off.
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on 10 October 2016
I must admit to simply adoring Bruce Lee’s acting and marvellous Jeet Kundo Kung Fu martial fighting art, and his phenomenal presence on the screen.

However I find that most of the films made in Hong Kong do not show Bruce Lee in his true light. For me most of these Hong Kong films do stereotype Chinese people are buffoons and figures of ridicule.

Actually the only remediable feature of any of these films is Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kundo Kung Fu martial fighting art, and his strength of character.
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on 23 March 2017
BRILLIANT FILM
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on 6 June 2017
Good.
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on 9 January 2017
Great
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