Great news for Bruce Lee fans! Look what Shout! Factory is cooking up:
Legendary cultural icon Bruce Lee continues to be an unstoppable force, unbeatable warrior and an unforgettable star. He is the very face of martial arts mastery, the inspiration for millions to walk an enlightened path and mentor to the greatest stars and fighters the world over. He became a hero to those who knew him in life and, following his death, a legend to all. Since his incredible rise to fame nearly five decades ago, audiences across the globe have been amazed by the supreme talents and undeniable charisma that make Lee such a beloved icon. As an actor, his impact on film was more palpable than a roundhouse kick. He remains the single greatest figure in martial arts cinema; the man responsible for bringing the genre into the mainstream. Lee was also a loving husband and father of two and an insightful philosopher who believed in the integration of the physical and spiritual to attain a balanced existence. In every aspect of his life, he was anything but ordinary. His life remains an enduring source of inspiration, and his amazing talents will continue to make a difference on all those that come in contact with his legacy.
Loyal fans, movie collectors, pop culture and martial arts enthusiasts will be treated to a whole new home entertainment experience to celebrate the life and brilliance of the late Bruce Lee when THE BRUCE LEE LEGACY COLLECTION 11-Disc Blu-ray™+ DVD box set presentation debuts in stores everywhere on August 6 from Shout! Factory.
Featuring four of the classic Bruce Lee films that would make him one of the most important martial artists ever to grace the screen, THE BRUCE LEE LEGACY COLLECTION contains the first-ever Blu-ray™ presentation of THE BIG BOSS, FIST OF FURY, WAY OF THE DRAGON and GAME OF DEATH;
Three feature-length documentaries BRUCE LEE: THE LEGEND (and the original version BRUCE LEE: THE MAN, THE LEGEND), the critically acclaimed I AM BRUCE LEE and THE GRANDMASTER AND THE DRAGON: WILLIAM CHEUNG AND BRUCE LEE; a special bonus disc with hours of new bonus content exclusive to this set, and four DVDs of aforementioned action-packed classics. A fitting tribute and celebration in honor of the legend, these sumptuous offerings are collected in a deluxe book-style packaging, brimming with 68 pages of archival materials, rare and never-before-released photos, new essay on Lee’s amazing career, and much more! THE BRUCE LEE LEGACY COLLECTION is priced to own at $119.99 SRP. Pre-order is available now on Amazon.com and ShoutFactory.com.
THE BRUCE LEE LEGACY COLLECTION Extensive Bonus Content
• Newly translated English subtitles on THE BIG BOSS, FIST OF FURY and WAY OF THE DRAGON
• Original Mandarin audio on THE BIG BOSS and the original English dub track, never used in the U.S.
• Audio Commentaries on all four films by Hong Kong Film Expert Mike Leeder
• Return to Pak Chong: The Big Boss Revisited
• Bruce Lee: The Early Years featurette
• New interviews with Robert Chua, Gene LeBell, Jon Benn, Bob Wall and many more!
• Interviews with Sammo Hung, Simon Yam, Yuen Wah and Wong Jing
• Remembering Fist of Fury featurette
• Bruce Lee Martial Arts Master featurette
• Game of Death: Then & Now – Return to the locations of Game of Death
• Game of Death Memories featurette
• Extensive Still Galleries on all four films including rare stills, movie posters etc.
• Theatrical Trailers and TV spots
• Alternate title sequences
• GAME OF DEATH outtake montage
• GAME OF DEATH revisited
• And much more!
SPECIAL BLU-RAY™ MOVIE PRESENTATIONS OF FOUR BRUCE LEE CLASSICS
THE BIG BOSS
In his “first smash hit movie” (BBC), Bruce Lee stars as a young man who moves to Bangkok to take a job in an ice factory. But soon he finds that the factory is smuggling heroin…and that in order to restore justice to some missing coworkers, he must come face to face with the Big Boss for a climactic showdown!
FIST OF FURY
Bruce Lee is “powerful, humorous and charismatic” (Leonard Maltin) as a student who vows to uncover how his mentor was murdered. Though all signs point to the local Japanese Martial Arts School, the local police won’t do anything…so he decides to restore honor to his teacher by taking matters into his own hands!
THE WAY OF THE DRAGON
Tang Lung (Lee) flies to Rome to help his friend, who is being forced by local gangsters to sell her restaurant. When Tang proves to be a threat to the syndicate’s plans, they hire the best martial artists, including Colt (Chuck Norris). The two men battle in the ancient city’s majestic Colosseum in what is “regarded by many as the finest martial arts combat ever committed to celluloid” (BBC)!
GAME OF DEATH
Billy Lo is a young kung fu star with a promising career. Refusing to sign with the leader of a syndicate known for its exploitation of entertainers, Billy’s martial arts mastery is put to the test when he is brutally harassed by his men. In a stunning showdown, Billy must “go one on one with each of the villains in some of the most explosive fight scenes ever filmed” (Leonard Maltin).
THE BIG BOSS: 1971 – 100 mins. Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
FIST OF FURY: 1972 – 106 mins. Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
THE WAY OF THE DRAGON: 1972 – 99 mins. Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
GAME OF DEATH: 1978 – 100 mins. Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY PRESENTATIONS
BRUCE LEE: THE LEGEND (and the original version BRUCE LEE: THE MAN, THE LEGEND)
Documentary Presentation (DVD)
The documentary highlighted Lee’s early childhood films and touched on a more personal side of the man. The film also offered a peek into his then Hong Kong home, his studio office and more glimpses from behind the scenes of Lee’s two films ENTER THE DRAGON and GAME OF DEATH.
Ten years later, Golden Harvest revamped the title and added more production value with new interviews, footage from Lee’s appearances in the Longstreet TV series and additional action segments, including outtakes from GAME OF DEATH. In the United States, BRUCE LEE: THE LEGEND premiered on syndicated television, along with the other Bruce Lee films. They were a ratings blockbuster.
I AM BRUCE LEE Documentary Presentation (DVD)
Produced by Derik Murray, Network Entertainment, Bruce Lee Enterprises and Leeway Media Group, and directed by Pete McCormack, I AM BRUCE LEE delves deeper into the compelling saga behind Bruce Lee than ever before and deftly unravels Lee’s fascinating life through his own words and visually stunning actions, as well as through the eyes of his family, close friends and luminaries from the world of sports and entertainment. The film also examines Lee’s connections to the modern field of Mixed Martial Arts.
Among the notable luminaries featured in this film are NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, renowned boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, Academy Award® nominated actor Mickey Rourke, Emmy Award winning actor Ed O’Neill, actress and MMA fighter Gina Carano, multiplatinum recording artist Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and UFC President Dana White, who calls Lee the “Father of Mixed Martial Arts.” Other interviews featured in the film include celebrated writer and director Reginald Hudlin, boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, and MMA fighters Cung Le and Stephan Bonnar. The people who knew Lee best, his daughter Shannon Lee and wife Linda Lee Cadwell, as well as his friends and associates including legendary martial artists Dan Inosanto, Bob Wall and Gene LeBell, offer unprecedented insights into his private life and career.
Their candid perspectives, in combination with rarely seen videos, archival photos and footage from Lee’s groundbreaking martial arts action films, further establish I AM BRUCE LEE as the definitive look at a man whose legacy will endure forever.
Special Features on I AM BRUCE LEE:
• Backyard Training – Bruce Lee’s Personal Films
• Inspiration – Bruce Lee’s Global Impact
• Bruce Lee In Action
• Theatrical Trailer
• Bruce Lee’s Hollywood Audition
THE GRANDMASTER AND THE DRAGON: WILLIAM CHEUNG AND BRUCE LEE, featuring first-hand account by renowned grand master, William Cheung, and his friendship, training and teaching of the legendary Bruce Lee. Documentary Presentation (DVD)
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