The Legend of Bruce Lee


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1.71 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
3 hr 10 min
P/S 3 / 4
3.17 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
3 hr 10 min
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Reviewed by lanzeon5 / 10

True Shmoo

I am an avid follower, admirer,,and gung fu enthusiast,loving Bruces ways, beyond any other. This tagline, is false! According to his own wife, (B. L. the man only i knew),and divers others sources, the lil Dragon, NEVER lost a fight. This is purely hyperbole, and a selling point, no doubt! While the movie is well made, fer sure, many things are off, more than a few notches. Bruce ruled, and still does, today!

Reviewed by rafaelmoro-296538 / 10

A semi-biography of a superhero

At first, I believed this tv series about Bruce Lee's life were classic trash tv product. But from the FIRST episode I was sure that The legend of Bruce Lee would be wonderful. So, I practically binge watched it. The actor who plays the role of Bruce Lee (Danny Chan) is fantastic! His aspect is definitely the same of Bruce and his martial arts movements are very enjoyable. I really love his personality in the series and his evolution. I love the character of Master Ip, full of wisdom but attached to traditions. Taky Kimura and Uncle Shao are perfect. So, summing up, I would say that actors, in general, did a good work, but mostly Danny Chan.

The episodes are very compelling, full of love, action, challenges and wisdom. I would say this tv series taught me lot of things. I was a bit disappointed with the last ten episodes, because it seems that they were coarse. Furthermore, I didn't enjoy very much the assembling work. Some scenes are a bit forced and some are totally useless and nonsense. Anyway, the soundtracks are very good and they start at the right moment. In this series there are a few soundtracks that are in all the 50 episodes. I think this aspects creates a warm familiar atmosphere. And that's good.

In conclusion, I really recommend The legend of Bruce Lee to all the REAL fans of Li Xiaolong. It has A LOT of life teachings.

Reviewed by SDaltonMead7 / 10

Tremendous attempt at a full 'Dragon' biopic.

The source of this 3hr long escapade into portrayal of 'Bruce Lee's life, is a weekly screened 50 episode series, released October 2008 into mainland China., which creativity runs beyond the reality of his 32 years.

2020 will by global influence, be most associated with its 'Pandemic', for many interested in the 80th year of 'Bruce' , inevitably this DvD movie will have the chance to receive wider viewing.

Much, could be said regards to the impossibility of making a oriental depiction, upon such a 'Westernised', influential person of Chinese lineage. Here we see how the 2008, production wished to portray 'Bruce Lee' upon reflection; back heroically towards themselves.

Limited by having only 1 actor in leading part, 'Danny Chan', does root his performance of character and manner, very well. Equal to the focus achieved by 'Jason Scott Lee', although it makes the earliest years depicted strange from historical context., where the wider cast family roles are merely a fleeting expression of post-WW2 moderateness, rather than the international aspiring Hong Kong, family of virtue that wanted an obedient son.

Praise must be given to the effort of the editing team, achieving a commendable meld of such length of footage down into just over 3 hours. Typically, translation from Mandarin, into other languages does again have issues, but the subtitling was at least above average, ensuring much was comprehendable, even if not entirely factual.

As a singular movie, the storyline travels in many divergent ways beyond into more 'value orientated' scene's , traditional family structure, and stronger expressed way of traditional 'Martial Teaching', that does both conflict with known history and sadly repels understanding by European/American customers of our generation.

Having, IP Man, with long venerable wizard like beard, assume Taoist monk personna was nearly a complete parallel of 'Inception', alternative reality of a WW2 era survivor. It was a tragic re-write, that modern Chinese audience, could have been spared.

The portrayal, by 'Michelle Lang' , of 'Linda Caldwell' (wife/mother),seems far to slight in balance to being both a pupil of 'Bruce Lee', a romance, or as most supportive person to 'Brandon & Shannon Lee', during formative years to gain merit beyond actual presence. Chances are drastic edits have much to explain here, from the presumed last 10 episodes ( 450min ) of the series.

During, the most recognised phase, transition between urban Seattle, immigrant student into celebrity teaching guide and eventual film star, here besides the string of solid Martial Artists, giving credible life to all action scenes, most show little understanding of the specific people.

Relegating them to combative stereotypes, that barely shows the influence each encounter had upon 'Bruce Lee'. The roles of 'Daniel Inosanto' & 'Ed Parker', being given ridiculously small sections., bridged by a soundtrack of whimsy tunes musically.

The final result, (adjusting favourably for every slender mC2F's in cast),is a puzzle. Despite the great level of achived message, and strong fighting skills shown, it's a chess game of entertainment that eager students of the genre/phenomena will be better served by reading., Kicking and hitting the books.

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