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Bruce Lee: A Warriors Journey focuses on Bruce's rise to fame in both the Martial Arts world and the film world. It explores his struggles against prejudice in Hollywood. On top of all that Bruce's original vision for The Game of Death is revealed. His original script is uncovered. Completely different from the released version. This was going to be the film that finally focused on Bruce's personal philosophy.
The real gem of this documentary comes at the end. For the first time. The full thirty minutes of Bruce's lost footage for the Game of Death is revealed and let me tell you it's glorious to behold. These thiry minutes featuring some of the greatest martial arts I've ever seen on film. If there ever was any reason to think that Bruce Lee was the master it's proven in this footage. Had he lived to finish the film it could of possibly been his masterpiece.
Skip the released version and watch this documentary instead.
The first half of the film explores Bruce Lee's background and evolution in martial arts, from his beginnings in traditional kung fu to the development of Jeet Kune Do. Included in this half of the film is some never before seen footage of Bruce Lee in training and in demonstrations, excerpts of an interview with the master, along with some interviews with some of the important people in his life. Along with this is a brief chronicling of his journey into superstardom, culminating in an explanation of how Bruce Lee intended Game of Death to be seen through the reviews of Bruce Lee's very own notes on the film. From his notes, the lost footage of Game of Death was skillfully put together for the conclusion of this DVD.
The second half of this film, the conclusion, is where the never before seen footage of Bruce Lee's Game of Death is shown. Needless to say, the master's original vision of this film was fantastic, and had he completed this movie, it definitely would've been his best. And although Hong Kong martial arts films today have evolved so much since the time Bruce Lee came on the scene, the fight scenes choreagraphed and filmed by Bruce Lee still stand up as being some of the best fight sequences ever filmed.
Also, for those of you who are film buffs, you'll be delighted to know that although the majority of the dvd is shown in full screen, the original Game of Death footage on this DVD has been presented in the original widescreen format. So although the disc jacket says this film is in full screen, only the documentary portion is.Read more ›
For any Bruce Lee movie fans, collectors, or simply people who are interested in the personal character or philosophical aspects of this individual, this title is a must see.
The 30 minute film is a reconstruction of the lost footage that Bruce shot for Game of Death. Coupled with the original dialogue that was located prior to finding the footage, one can glean how Bruce intended Game of Death to be a philosophical Martial Arts film.
The footage does contain what has been previously released back in 1978 by Paragon Films' version of Game of Death. But the extra 20 odd minutes & the inclusion of the dialogue that Bruce had for the footage this time was worth every cent I paid!
The documentary was also quite good, his personal journey to superstardom was not without tremendous personal hardwork, endurance, determination and dedication. One can learn that Bruce did earn his status not through natural talent but more importantly, pure hardwork. He is indeed one in two billion in that respect.
Bruce's very last film is worth seeing (especially the philosophical aspects that were contained in that footage), and his personal journey could be an inspiration for us all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bruce Lee is inspiring because of how physically fit and talented he was.Published 16 days ago by Presto
Great movie, but the new edition is a better deal and comes with a second film: Chasing the Dragon, by the same director! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Reader 2010
(Note - I am Not a Bruce Lee aficionado). An interesting semi-biography about Bruce Lee - and like the 41 minutes of what they have of this movie. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Scott M
It's Bruce Lee, what more needs to be said, any thing on him is good. While every Bruce Lee incantation is not great. It is up to the viewer to decide.Published on December 4, 2013 by Tommy D. Gaines
I hated the way the film producers destroyed the Game of Death movie! Here you get to see the original footage of The Game of Death. Now I have it!Published on June 11, 2013 by Dennis W. Brady
If you are a Bruce Lee fan then this is the DVD for you. The "Game of Death" Bruce Lee version is worth the price of the DVD alone. Just great.Published on June 1, 2012 by HAROLD BROWN
I love all of Bruce Lee's products and this is also a great product with which I was not disappointed. Read morePublished on April 6, 2012 by thegoodman
The footage and information of what Game of Death really should have been, was amazing. A great documentary! Interesting and informative. Read morePublished on October 13, 2011 by Lisa C. Clemens
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|"Warrior's Journey" is included in the less expensive "Enter The Dragon"...||
Enter the Dragon blu-ray has this plus all of the content in EtD 2 disc dvd, and it has 1 additional documentary.
Feb 5, 2009 by PSony | See all 2 posts
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