The Real Bruce Lee (1978)

Posted in Reviews by - April 06, 2013
The Real Bruce Lee (1978)

The “real” Bruce Lee turns out to be a fake Bruce Lee. Two, in fact – top impressionists Dragon Lee and Bruce Li. This cheap US ‘documentary’ begins with half an hour’s worth of genuine Bruce Lee footage borrowed from a number of his early Cantonese movies, then outlines an abridged version of his life story before finishing with an hour’s cut of a Dragon Lee flick, where he battles with nasty Japanese thugs and a crazy German magician. Bruce Li can be found somewhere in the middle, hamming it up with a load of karate kids in a Lee-alike dojo with Jeet Kune Do spelt incorrectly in the background. A mess.

AKA: Bruce Lee: The Little Dragon; The Young Bruce Lee

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