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Postby pollypolly » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:15 pm

Cheers Kwai - I never even knew such a thing as the 'Clones of Bruce Lee' forum existed!. Many thanks for the link, I'll have a sniff around and see if I can locate a copy.

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Postby Kwai Chang » Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:46 am

No probs Polly. I'm sure you will be able to locate a copy via the clones forum. From what I've read, most copies in circulation are sourced from the NTSC video. To my knowledge the film was never released in the UK.

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Bruce Lei

Postby Kwai Chang » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:13 pm

He was hired by Joseph Velasco/Kong as a sort of substitute Bruce Le. I think he's from the Philippines.

Ironically, US posters for 'Cobra' had Le billed as the star and not Lei. This has led to some confusion over the years. For example, Ric Meyer's book described it as one of Le's better films! The US dvd also has Le on the cover. As far as I'm aware, 'Cobra' was Lei's only film. I think 'Deadly Duel' is another aka.


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Postby Kwai Chang » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:01 pm

There's a lobby for 'Cobra' which depicted Lei in a similar setting to the sleeve. Having not watched 'Cobra' yet, that's what threw me. Thanks for the info Pete. Nobody can say this thread isn't informative!

Incidentally, the new Bruce Lee mini-series looks interesting. The poster includes shots of Mark Dacascos, Ray Park and Gary Daniels.

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Postby Kwai Chang » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:46 am

Anybody seen this movie from 2004? It's a remake of 'Fist Of Fury'/'Fist Of Legend' with Gordon Liu as Fok Yun Gap. It also features Billy Chow. Dragon Sek takes on the role of Chen Zhen.

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Postby Kwai Chang » Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:05 pm

'Bruce Lee Fights Back From The Grave' is quite an interesting production. The original title is 'The Stranger'. The US distributor added the opening scene/new title to establish a Bruce Lee connection. The trailer is completely over the top in typical Grindhouse fashion.

Sho Kosugi makes his debut in the film. He's the Sai wielding opponent.

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Bruce And Shaolin Kung Fu

Postby Kwai Chang » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:13 pm

This Bruce Le feature was directed by and co-stars James Nam. Filmed in Korea, it also has an excellent performance from Chen Sing as Le's Sifu. The snow filled Korean terrain adds a certain something to the production. Add appearances from Le movie regulars Bolo Yeung and Kong Do, and you have a very enjoyable movie. The training sequence with Le/Chen Sing is particularly good.

Any views on the movie?

[I][B]The original Thai film poster[/B][/I]
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Postby pollypolly » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:55 pm

This is one of those films where the lobbys seemed better than the film itself... I think this one is due for another viewing soon to see if I'm being unfair to it. Chen Sing is great in it but I have to admit that I'm really not a Bruce Le fan.

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Postby Kwai Chang » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:00 pm

The lobby card looks like a promo shot. Chen Sing only appears in the first half an hour or so. Plus, he doesn't wear that outfit or meet the killers who use the weapon depicted.

I haven't checked out the sequel. I believe footage of Le appears via a flashback sequence.

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Postby Kwai Chang » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:11 pm

[Quote=pollypolly] This is one of those films where the lobbys seemed better than the film itself... I think this one is due for another viewing soon to see if I'm being unfair to it. Chen Sing is great in it but I have to admit that I'm really not a Bruce Le fan.[/Quote]

I think you will be pleasantly surprised upon viewing it again. Le appeared in some good movies. Don't let projects like 'Enter The Game Of Death' put you off.


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