I first saw this in the late 80s on a vhs. Then again in the early 2k on a dvd which I own.
Revisited it recently.
This one has terrific fight sequences n much better ones than The Big Boss n Way of the Dragon.
This one starts off slow but the last half an hour has all the best fights back to back.
The fight in the Japanese garden stayed with me since i was a kid. The juxtaposition of the serene n soothing garden n the violent kicks n punches between Lee n the Russian fighter is amazingly shot.
The plot - Chen Zhen (Lee) returns to his village in the hope of marrying his sweetheart but is devastated upon knowing that his teacher has passed away. Chen Zhen controls himself in-spite of encountering various insults towards his teacher by the Japanese students inside his Alma mater but later he winds up fighting the Japanese students, defeating all of them, including their sensei, single-handedly inside the Japanese dojo. Later other Japanese students retaliate by attacking Chen Zhen's Alma mater on their boss' (Suzuki) orders. Chen Zhen tries to lay low but gets very furious after discovering that his teacher was poisoned by Suzuki, the boss of the Japanese dojo.
We have Ying-Chieh Han (the guy who played the main villain/big boss in The Big Boss).
He is in a very small role of that of a steward known as Feng.
When the Japanese mob/police shoots in the end at Bruce Lee's character while he leaps forward, won't the bullets hit few people who are behind Lee's character?
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Returning to Shanghai to marry his fiancée, Chen Zhen (Bruce Lee) a student of renowned martial arts teacher Huo Yuanjia, discovers his sifu has died. During the funeral, members of a local Japanese dojo show up and insult the Chinese students. The bullying continues, with Chen fighting back, but when he discovers the truth - that his teacher was poisoned on the orders of the dojo's master - he sets off on a doomed mission of revenge.
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