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]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Jun 20, 2018

Bruce Lee comes across as a jerk. I am not a big fan of truth fiction, That is fiction based on true facts. However, I am a fan of fight movies and this is well done in that area. The rest of the story seems lacking.

Mar 31, 2018

Not a fan of this genre but this movie was impressive with a good story line. Really admired the Wong Man Jack character.

Mar 23, 2018

Great action and martial arts movie. I would love to see this again!

Feb 23, 2018

The fighting scenes are great, and Ng's performance is better that I expected. He does look like Bruce Lee very much. The storyline is not that great, it ends with two martial artists fighting against the Asian Mafia to rescue a girl, which deviates from the theme of the movie . The Shaolin emphasizes the truth and nature of martial art several times in the movie, it is really something that we can learn about.

Feb 12, 2018

love the fight scenes, but the depiction of Bruce lee sucked and for me took away from the movie

Feb 11, 2018

Was Bruce Lee arrogant and egotistical? Most likely. Does that mean he should be reduced to a caricature and a minor character in his own story? This movie is an absolute joke, interspersing drama and terrible comedy culminating in a ridiculous odd couple/buddy cop ending. At best it's a parody, at worst it's an attempt to defame Bruce Lee. The fight scenes are barely worth it.

Dec 29, 2017

I liked this movie, would watch again.

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.

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.

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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