In Australia it was known as Fist of Fury and is - in my personal view - the best of the sadly all too few Bruce Lee movies. His second and final collaboration with Chinese Director of some little note, Lo Wei. This is the movie that highlighted to the west the antipathy between China & Japan; it contain the most vivid & emotive fight sequences; introduced the nunchuku to the western world; and made Bruce Lee an international star. This kind of choreographed fighting (Kung Fu) had never or rarely been witnessed by the general public before & was a stunning & astonishing visual treat. Surprisingly it had a great music score and although largely confined to sets still gave off the tantalizing flavour of the east. It is an excellent transfer to Blu ray with god features and a must for collectors.
The best version of this movie out there. Better than any of the collection sets because Shout! Factory went back and did their own transfer that's nice and clean. Good special features, even some unreleased stuff.
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This streaming version is in Chinese (original Cantonese) and avoids the silliness of Dubbed To English. I prefer this edition. I turned on closed captions, and the dialogue makes much more sense than the DTE versions.
I purchased this disc as an upgrade from my DVD. The Blu-ray transfer is crisper and the colors better than the DVD. Although the sound is also updated, it's not as successful of a transfer as the video. If you desire a better viewing experience, this disc will suffice. If you are a Bruce Lee fan or a connoisseur of martial arts films, you'll want to add this disc to your collection. In the vein of Bruce Lee, it's martial arts story telling at its best.
Just watched Fist of Fury aka The Chinese Connection and I must say it looks stunning! The colour correction Shout Factory did has improved it greatly, it looked awesome before (HK Blu-ray release by Kam & Ronson) but now it looks fantastic, Shout Factory have removed the yellow tint which was present on the HK and UK release. This version also contains English mono, which for me and many others is a must! The sleeve is reversible which is great!.
Never seen Fist of Fury look so good! Well done Shout Factory!
The movie gets the three stars. Actually I'd give it five but the print is just awful. I'm watching it via Prime, I'd feel ripped off if I purchased it. Please, someone replace this print with one that has a correctly synchronized soundtrack (I'm watching the original language version, btw, so the problem is not merely bad dubbing.)
Wrong movie, title says Chinese Connection and this is Not Chinese connection, it's a different Bruce Lee movie. Scrappy thing was thinking it was Chinese connection i bought it problem was it is under a different name.