HKL - Bruce Lee Commemoration details
Earlier this month we reported on the news that Hong Kong Legends have three new releases planned for July to honour the memory of martial arts legend Bruce Lee who passed away 30 years ago on July 20th. Preceding that date on the 14th July Hong Kong Legends will release the following titles (please note all text comes direct from the Press Releases)...
Bruce Lee 30th Anniversary Commemorative Boxed Set - £49.99
The ultimate, must-have collectors' set for Bruce Lee fans, the BRUCE LEE 30th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE BOXED SET (£49.99) is a deluxe six disc DVD presentation including the previously-released THE BIG BOSS, FIST OF FURY, WAY OF THE DRAGON and GAME OF DEATH, along with the GAME OF DEATH Special Features disc, plus a sixth disc of brand new, exclusive special features guaranteed to leave Bruce Lee fans breathless. The package will also include an exclusive Collectors' Edition book on Bruce Lee written by Hong Kong cinema experts Bey Logan and Brian White.
The new 30th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE BOXED SET Special Features Disc includes: interviews with Bob Wall, Robert Lee, Chaplin Chan, Bruce Lee's sister Phoebe, Golden Harvest production manager Lewis Sit, Green Hornet co-star Van Williams, and Bruce's friend, student and maker of his training equipment, George Lee. The disc also includes: an animated photo gallery featuring extremely rare behind-the-scenes photographs; Hong Kong icons Sammo Hung and Donnie Yen reminiscing about their experiences of working with Bruce Lee; articles from Inside Kung Fu magazine and by Bruce's private students Dan Inosanto, John Saxon, Nancy Kwan and Jon T. Benn; an article by Robert and Phoebe Lee; fully animated menus.
Way of the Dragon (Platinum Edition)
The double disc WAY OF THE DRAGON PLATINUM EDITION (£19.99) is the ultimate presentation of the only full-length feature film ever directed by Bruce Lee and a dream come true for Bruce Lee fans everywhere. Employing optimum bit-rate audio and video tracks to deliver the most awesome sound and vision possible, the classic WAY OF THE DRAGON has never looked or sounded better.
Disc One will feature the complete uncut version of the film, with audio commentary by Bey Logan and co-star Jon T. Benn.
Disc Two will include a vast array of all new, exclusive special features including: a special introduction by Bruce Lee's brother, Robert; exclusive interviews with actor and stuntman Bob Wall, Golden Harvest location manager Chaplin Chan, Robert Lee, actor Lau Wing and Bruce Lee's intimate friend and confidant Pat Johnson; production stills; unique and never-before-seen personal photographs from the collections of Robert Lee, Dan Inosanto and Japanese fans; theatrical trailers and TV spots; new animated menus.
Bruce Lee Documentary Double Pack
Bruce Lee's almost superhuman athletic skills and his development of the martial art style of Jeet Kune Do led to him being universally regarded as the greatest martial arts practitioner of the 20th century. As an actor and, with Way Of The Dragon, as a director, he practically defined the martial arts movie genre. Having already established himself a cult following thanks to his portrayal of Kato in the TV series, The Green Hornet, Lee was propelled into the ranks of superstardom with the release of the phenomenally successful Enter The Dragon. His untimely death aged just 32, amid mysterious circumstances and mere days before that film's planned premiere, secured his iconic status and made him a legend.
BRUCE LEE DOCUMENTARY DOUBLE PACK (£16.99) comprises, on a single disc, the celebrated documentaries BRUCE LEE: THE LEGEND and BRUCE LEE: THE MAN AND THE LEGEND – both beautifully restored. The undoubted highlight of this disc is the exclusive, first ever English translation of the Bruce Lee interview, recorded just before his death, in which he speaks about the film he planned to make after Enter The Dragon. Unquestionably, this feature alone makes this particular release a must-have for all Bruce Lee collectors and fans.
These documentaries chart Bruce Lee's career from his days as a child actor to his conquering of Hollywood and feature interviews with his close friends, associates and martial arts students, along with footage of his screen tests and outtakes from his films, trailers and previously censored sequences from Bruce's films, rare photographs, plus footage of Lee's home and personal possessions. Also included is film shot during the days leading up to Bruce Lee's funeral in Seattle featuring his widow, Linda, co-star and friend Chuck Norris, and Steve McQueen and James Coburn, both of whom were students of Bruce and acted as pallbearers at his funeral.