Bruce Lee’s legend far exceeds his filmography. Because of his premature dying on the age of 32, he solely starred in 5 motion pictures, and one in every of them is unfinished. Fortuitously, all of Lee’s motion pictures are streaming someplace. Right here’s the place you’ll find every martial arts traditional for an motion film binge.
Bruce Lee’s first film ‘The Big Boss’ on Cinemax, DirecTV and Flix
After enjoying sidekick to The Inexperienced Hornet on American Tv and some different supporting roles as henchmen, Lee went to Hong Kong to star in a film. The Large Boss was his first car and confirmed audiences he might carry a film. He performed an ice manufacturing facility employee who simply couldn’t ignore the corruption when he noticed his coworkers disappear, however this was solely the start of what he might do.
‘Fist of Fury’ on Amazon Prime and Cinemax
Lee’s second film follows the standard “you killed my master, I will kill you” system. It additionally offers with Japanese occupation of China and racism in the direction of the Chinese language. Lee took the preventing up a stage dealing with off a complete dojo stuffed with opponents, and brandishing his well-known nunchucks in opposition to them.
Bruce Lee directed ‘Way of the Dragon’ on Cinemax and DirecTV
Lee made his directorial debut with this movie that included extra of his philosophy on martial arts. Tang Lung (Lee) visits his household in Italy and defends their restaurant in opposition to gangsters. He really makes use of martial arts in self-defense, climaxing in a one on one in opposition to Chuck Norris.
Bruce Lee’s Hollywood film ‘Enter the Dragon’ on HBO Max
The success of Lee’s Hong Kong motion pictures satisfied Warner Bros. to solid him of their Hollywood manufacturing. That is Lee’s solely English language film, and it’s a full on spy journey as he infiltrates the underground martial arts match of against the law lord.
There’s nonetheless room for loads of fights. Search for younger Jackie Chan as an additional when Lee is preventing off a gang of henchmen within the caves.
The posthumous film ‘Game of Death’ on Cinemax and DirecTV
Lee was directing his second movie when he immediately died of a mind edema. His imaginative and prescient for Sport of Demise was a tower with more and more formidable opponents as he ascended.
Sadly, he by no means accomplished the movie, and producers solely used a couple of minutes of his footage within the climax of this film. The remaining was a double, not so rigorously disguised.
‘Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey’ on Amazon Prime
You possibly can see the actual Sport of Demise on this documentary although. John Little reassembled all of the footage Lee shot for Sport of Demise and offered it uncut in his documentary Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey.
It’s not a completed movie, nevertheless it’s an entire lot extra of Lee in motion. Even his battle with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is longer.