Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.
Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day he died over three decades ago.
Based on the life and career of Martial Arts superstar, Bruce Lee. Haunted by demons. Bruce was taught Martial arts at childhood. Bruce then was told by his father to flee to the United States. There, he opened up a Martial Arts school, then was chosen to be the Green Hornet's sidekick, Kato. Then, his big movie career that included "The Big Boss" and "Enter the Dragon". Fighting many enemies along the way, including his childhood demon.Written by
The love theme that composer Randy Edleman wrote for the Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) soundtrack (called "Bruce and Linda" on the album) has scored dozens of other movies' trailers, including Forrest Gump (1994), Cradle Will Rock (1999), and The Truman Show (1998). It became such a common choice, especially for the "dramatic montage" latter section of trailers, that when the humor website cracked.com and the comedy duo BriTANicK made a widely forwarded 2009 parody of movie trailers, they also used Edleman's music for the same purpose. See more »
Throughout the movie Bruce spends plenty of time doing back flips and somersaults in his fight scenes, however the real Bruce Lee's fighting style was very grounded and direct, focusing more on effective hits than on fancy movements. See more »
[after Bruce's 60 second fight]
You look pretty fast out there, kid.
No. He was too slow, and he took too long.
You looked fast to me. Can you do some of that in front of a camera? You see, I am a producer.
[not believing a word Kreiger is saying]
Right, and "I'm" Marvin Gaye.
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The theatrical release had a different camera angle in a few scenes that different in the video or DVD releases. One of these includes when Bruce Lee (Jason Scott Lee) says "This is the first Bruce Lee Kung Fu Institute.", and punches the air. In the theatrical version the shot of him is a closeup from the front and the punch looks fast and powerful. In the video and DVD release this shot is a distance shot that shows his back and the punch seems fast, but lacking in power. See more »
I wonder why Lee's widow gave her okay for this flick. It WAS entertaining but had so many incorrect facts.
For example, Lee started to learn wing chun at age 13, and the child depicting Lee in the film looked more like seven or eight. Second, Lee's severe injury occurred when he was lifting weights, NOT in the fight against a Chinese fighter.
I really liked this movie until I found out about all the inaccuracies. Therefore, I must give this film two stars out of five.
I hope another biopic on Bruce comes out, this time with more facts and an actor who looks more like the Dragon..
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