Posted by: Curtis Abrams | July 26, 2010

Documentary Diary: (Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey)

Screenshot of Game of Death, Bruce Lee is wear...
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Now Wow, so many martial arts action movie star today and from yesterday! I mean Jackie Chan, Jason Stratum, Jet Li, Steven Segal, Chuck Norris, Cynthia Rothrock, Rampage Jackson, Jean Claude Van-Damme, JimKelly, just to name a few.

Bruce Lee was the Einstein of the physical fight world. His Son Brandon was a promising successor, I highly recommend brandons film, “The Crow” (1993), to watch for action and the alike entertainmentof his father.

Bruce Lee was inarguably the greatest martial arts star of his generation, and his intense on-screen charisma and astounding fighting skills make him the standard by which other martial arts heroes are measured.

Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey is a documentary about Lee’s life, career, and untimely death, which uses rare behind-the-scenes footage to paint a portrait of both the star the world knew and the man behind the image. Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey also includes rare, recently discovered film shot for Game of Death, the project Lee was working on at the time of his death.

Directed by John Little, this is a documentary which pays homage to the pure mayhem and fury of the myth/man Bruce Lee! Moreover, it contains the most astonishing scenes from the Game of Death. It shows the scenes how Bruce intended them, and I must say it is awesome to say the least! Whereas the original Game of Death movie almost even manages to ruin the Bruce Lee material (not to speak of the rest of the movie, which is worthless) this new material is mindblowing and real! For example, you can see the Korean Haikido masters lips move in the original Game of Death but there is no speech! Here you hear what he says, and you hear Bruce Lee’s comments and thoughts. Such as: “Give him the fatigue bombing!” and wonderful dialogue such as Karim: “You must have given up the hope of living” “On the contrary, I don’t let the thought of death bother me”, and “I hope you don’t mind that we move our man so the two of us have more time to groove!” Moreover, they call each other “baby” all the time. It is truly awesome. The rest of the biography is also good but what makes this a real classic is the remake of Game of Death.

Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris

This documentary marks the first time the surviving Game of Death material has been assembled according to Lee’s script notes, in an attempt to honor Lee’s ambitious intentions for the film.

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.

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” Bruce Lee

For more quotes by this famous action star click HERE!!

Thank you John Little for being a big Bruce Lee Fan as well as I am!!

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  1. Yea, love me some Bruce!!! Wow u know what they say, only the good die young!!!

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