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Bruce Lee at Golden Harvest 4K UHD Limited Edition Review*****

Cert 18 | 772 mins | 1971-1980

5 Star

The Ultimate Bruce Lee

Arrow Video bring us the legend that was Bruce Lee (The Green Hornet (TV Series), Batman (TV Series)) when he was at Golden Harvest Productions. From his first starring role in ‘The Big Boss’ through to ‘The Game of Death II’. All in glorious 4K UHD, packed with a plethora of special features (See Below). With his mastery of his ‘Jeet Kune Do’ fighting technique, he still astounds audiences to this day and beyond. This release will give you more bangs for your bucks.

The Big Boss sees Lee take on his first starring role as the young man with a vow of non-violence, that is until his cousins start disappearing at the local ice company. Where the Big Boss (Ying-Chieh Han, Fist of Fury, The One Armed Swordsmen) has some very dodgy dealings going on, and he has a lot of tough thugs to protect him. This release also sees the Mandarin Cut with ten minutes of extra gory death scenes, for the first time in the UK.

Fists of Fury, once again Lee teams up with writer/director Wei Lo (The Invincible Eight, Back Alley Princess) for this action, drama, martial arts fest, with a little romance thrown in for good measure. But Chen Zhen’s life is turned upside down when he finds out that his Sifu has died, and it is a suspicious death, plus the Japanese dojo taunts the Chinese. Bad luck for them.

Way of the Dragon sees Lee write, direct, and star in this foreign escapade in Rome, as Tang Lung visits his relatives at their restaurant that is being harassed. The crime boss wants the restaurant, and he will do anything to get it. It is  great to see all the deleted nunchuck scenes in crispy 4K. Also the legend Chuck Norris take on the great man, in the final fight scene.

The Game of Death, another of Lee’s films where he had full control, but his untimely death saw the film unfinished, and it took Enter the Dragon director Robert Clouse (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, China O’Brien) to finish it. It is Boss fight time, every gamer since the start of computer games knows the Boss fight scenario. And Lee has to fight his way through ten levels of ever increasingly difficult level bosses. Iconic.

Finally, The Game of Death II, where more of Bruce Lee’s previous footage is used to have Billy Lo die and his brother Bobby (Tae-jeong Kim, No Retreat, No Surrender, Game of Death) to seek vengeance, with lots more of Bruce Lee’s amazing talents that was cut short many years before, a true testament to his amazing talents and his on-screen charisma.

Bruce Lee at Golden Harvest Limited Edition 4K UHD is a true tribute to the man, the legend that was Bruce Lee. Now in 4K UHD, it is a must own for those that remember those skills back in the day and those just setting out to get their black-belts. This is a must own.

Bruce Lee at Golden Harvest Limited Edition 4K UHD is available to buy from 17th July

Available from Arrow Video Here


Brand new 4K restorations of The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, The Way of the Dragon and Game of Death and brand new 2K restoration of Game of Death II
4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentations in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) of The Big Boss, The Big Boss: The Mandarin Cut, Fist of Fury, The Way of the Dragon and Game of Death
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations of the Hong Kong cut of Game of Death, Game of Death II, Bruce Lee: The Man & The Legend and Bruce Lee: The Legend
Newly restored original Mandarin, English and Cantonese mono audio
Newly translated optional English subtitles, plus subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing on the English dubs
Multiple alternate cuts on most films, including the extended Mandarin Cut on The Big Boss, English export cuts of The Big Boss and Fist of Fury, the Japanese cut of The Way of the Dragon and Hong Kong cuts of Game of Death and Game of Death II (aka Tower of Death)
Brand-new feature commentaries by David Desser, Jonathan Clements, Frank Djeng & Michael Worth, Brandon Bentley and Mike Leeder
Return to Thailand, a new documentary by Matt Routledge on the original locations for The Big Boss
Newly uncovered deleted scenes from The Big Boss, plus a video essay by Bentley about scenes still missing such as the ‘saw-in-the-head’ kill
Legend of the Dragon, a brand new 80-minute overview of Lee’s career by film critic and historian Tony Rayns
Two new documentaries on Lee’s fighting and working methods, featuring interviews with Golden Harvest producer Andre Morgan, martial arts experts Michael Worth, John Kreng, Andy Cheng, Frank Djeng and David Yeung, film historian Courtney Joyner and others
Brand-new interviews with actors Malisa Longo and Colleen Camp, plus hours of archive interviews with Lee’s former co-stars, colleagues and friends, including Nora Miao, Dan Inosanto, Bob Wall, Yuen Wah and many others
The Final Game of Death, a brand new feature-length video essay by Arrow Films on Lee’s original vision for The Game of Death, featuring a new 2K restoration of the footage directed by Lee in 1972
40th Anniversary Special Edition Blu-ray of Enter the Dragon, with archive extras including The Curse of the Dragon, In His Own Words, Backyard Workout and more
Archive featurettes including The Hong Kong Connection, Bruce Lee Remembered, Legacy of the Dragon, Dragon Rising and The Grandmaster & The Dragon
Comprehensive trailer and image galleries for each film
Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella
200-page hardbound book featuring new writing by Walter Chaw, Henry Blyth, Andrew Staton, Dylan Cheung, David West and James Flower
Twenty-four lobby card reproductions
Ten glossy photos of Lee in action
Reversible poster with vintage poster artwork
and much, much more!!!

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DirectorLo Wei; Bruce Lee; Robert Clouse; Ng See-yuen; Wu Shih; Leonard Ho
GenreAction, Crime, Drama, Comedy
StarringMaria Yi, Bruce Lee, James Tien, Nora Miao, Fu Ching Chen