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Bruce Lee at Golden Harvest Limited Edition 4K UHD [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

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With its follow-up, Fist of Fury, Lee was allowed to co-produce, giving him more say on what went into the film. Without a doubt, The Way of the Dragon is rightfully immortalized by the climactic showdown between Lee and another legendary martial artist — Chuck Norris in his feature-length debut as the brutally lethal Colt. Japanese Cut (4K Dolby Vision HDR, 110 min) is a version with a unique intro and outro that features Mike Remedios's song "The Way of Life" and a slightly modified English mono soundtrack.Especially in comparison to the near pristine nature of what’s just been seen, fine detail never quite resolves at the level of the two previous films, especially in the film’s first act which looks very soft. I watched the extended Mandarin Cut for this review, which has long been sought-after by Western Lee fans. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Compression is very well done across all the films, with bitrates averaging in the mid-80s mpbs consistently across all the films, with no visual anomalies or issues resulting.

Like the others above, fans have their pick of three DTS-HD MA mono offerings, and the Mandarin option takes the top choice, delivering excellent, well-prioritized dialogue with a good low-end that adds a satisfying weight to the action and music. This brought Lee to the attention of former Shaw Brothers production head Raymond Chow, who saw Lee as a potentially valuable asset and signed him up for a two-film deal with his relatively new Golden Harvest Studio. As he grew up, Lee was trained in martial arts by his father, who taught him Tai-Chi, and Wong Shun-leung, a student of Master Yip (or Ip) Man, who taught him Wing Chun.Watching all of these back-to-back, it posits an interesting conundrum - as a set of films, they do not seem to warrant Lee’s place in cinema history: some of them clumsily put together, with amateurish and derivative plotting and acting, with Lee’s admittedly excellent fight skills only really being shown in the final acts of, well, all of them.

For me, the nearly ten-minute brawl where the two actors actually managed to make contact is all the more memorable because of the slow buildup to the fight, showcasing Lee's techniques first by piting him against lesser challengers — the crime boss's comical assortment of henchmen — and having him figuratively climb the ladder of worthier contenders. But the rest of the colour scheme is really nice, especially the bright yellow of Lee’s infamous jumpsuit at the film’s finale. His approach was to make the fights more natural, with less choreograLee remains unimpeachable – his fights here are the best yet, but his support from Saxon and Kelly seem to suddenly give him what he has so missed from all his earlier films: stars and a film around him to match his intensity, his ability and his megawatt charisma. For the remaining 1080p SDR film – Game of Death II – the new 2K restoration had a really tough job on its hands.

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