Birth of the Dragon

Birth of the Dragon

DVD - 2017
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Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, this 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.
Publisher: [Universal City, California] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2017]
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD ADVEN BIRT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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samjenks
Dec 29, 2017

I liked this movie, would watch again.

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JackamoJames
Dec 19, 2017

First movie like this that wasnt chinese..I expected chinese, like Ip Man...usually western culture movies ( ie: hollywood) screws it up...this time it came out right. Great choreography from Cory Yuen sure helped. A surprisingly entertaining movie.

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Miller1114
Dec 06, 2017

I'm sure this is strictly fiction but the fight scenes were awesome!!! The movie made Bruce Lee appear to be arrogant and obnoxious. From what I've read about him, and interviews with those who knew him, he was a very humble man.

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WellianTracker
Dec 03, 2017

Not what you want it to be. Good fight scenes, but the story is more contrived than a Disney sports movie. The silliness and bad acting by the white actor in the lead role crush this “true” story’s integrity. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story from the 90s is a flawed, but superior movie to this. Avoid this newer movie and find the older one with Jason Scott Lee if you want to learn about the life of Bruce Lee.

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tuan_canada
Nov 21, 2017

It's about master Lee, so it's all good.

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StarGladiator
Oct 02, 2017

Have no idea whether or not this movie is any good, but I did stumble on this vintage exhibition of Bruce Lee:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkWLVIdQd9U

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