Who would have known that one of Bruce Lee's greatest cinematic achievements could sound and, especially, look as good as it does in this recent DVD edition? Considering that this movie, much in the same way as the other early martial arts pictures that Lee made for Golden Harvest, was typically shot on a relatively low budget, with poor to average film stock being used, this restored version is nothing short of miraculous. The Fortune Star print makes it look like it was shot a few months ago, as it looks as clear as it probably never was when it first came out in March of 1972. The colour balance, the picture resolution and the correct aspect ratio are rendered so perfectly that you start noticing small details that were always missed thus far. I will give you an example: in the major fight scene where Bruce's character faces all the Japanese students in their dojo, while he's holding the famed nunchaku ready to strike his opponents yet again, there's a very tight close-up of Lee's face. Here you can clearly see the little veins in the eyes, which were fuzzy in the previous DVD edition. This is truly a classic brought back to its full glory that had previously faded, and enhances all the great qualities it possesses, namely the fact that this turned out to be one of the most dynamic, intense and spectacular performances that Bruce Lee has forever recorded on celluloid. Don't miss this DVD, you won't regret it!
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