Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Chinese Connection 2 |
Actors: Bruce Li, Lieh Lo, Ti Fung, Kun Li, Yasukoshi Shikamura
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
A Bruce Lee movie with Jackie Chan in it!
waychung | 08/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sorry about the title of the review, I just wanted to get peoples' attention. But it's true, Jackie Chan was a stuntman in this movie and even doubled for the main bad guy in the part where Bruce did a flying side kick that sent him out a door! Well, anyways, onto my review. This is one of my most favorite Bruce Lee movies because it's actually based off of a true story! It might be offensive to Japanese people though, because the movie takes place at a time when the Japanese were prejudiced against the Chinese (note the "No Dogs or Chinese" sign that Bruce kicks down if you watch the movie). It was an innovative movie to me, because it was the first Bruce Lee movie that had his famous "WATTAAHH!" scream and the first movie where he used the nunchukus. It was also the only movie where he kissed a girl. Sure, the plot is your typical "You killed my master..." type of plot but it's still a classic, 'cuz at the end, the hero dies. I was kinda shocked the first time I saw the famous scene where Bruce Lee's character, Chen Zhen, does a flying side kick and gets gunned down by angry Japanese."
A surprisingly good sequel to Lee's Chinese Connection
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 10/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chinese Connection 2 (released as Fist of Fury 2 in many parts of the world) is a sequel to Bruce Lee's memorable film The Chinese Connection (Fist of Fury), taking up the story immediately following the death of Chen Chen, who was killed in a most memorable ending after avenging the murder of his Teacher. The Ching Wu school is, to put it mildly, in disarray, and this condition quickly begins to spread to the other Chinese martial arts schools in Shanghai. The Japanese, for their part, are more cruel and contemptible than ever, continuing to take out Ching Wu students and eventually, under the leadership of a new martial arts master named Miyamoto, taking over the Ching Wu school itself. It's actually rather hard to watch at times, as the defeated and demoralized Chinese fighters turn into weak cowards, and those who do stand up and fight back prove vastly unequal to the task. The Ching Wu teacher, believing he has failed his Teacher and his students, has become an alcoholic and a thoroughly broken man. At this point, Chen Chen's brother Chen Shan (Bruce Li) arrives in Shanghai determined to avenge his brother's killing. He alone shows no fear of the Japanese, delivering a number of up close and personal instruction sessions with those who try to get in his way. The Chinese actually berate the man and urge him to leave town so that the Japanese won't come after them, but Chen Shan refuses to stand down. I must say that Bruce Li really impressed me in this film with both his acting and his martial arts skills. The other Bruce Li films I have seen left me rather noncommittal as far he was concerned, but he really gives the Japanese what for in this surprisingly good sequel to the original film of Bruce Lee's. I keep wishing Li would break out the numchuks at some point, but he definitely lets his hands and feet do the talking here. Even on DVD, the film quality of Chinese Connection 2 leaves a little something to be desired; I believe that, among other things, the full screen presentation of the film causes viewers to miss a good bit of the visual information afforded by the original presentation aspect ratio. Unquestionably, this Hong Kong production is of an obviously inferior film type than that of the original Chinese Connection starring Bruce Lee. Still, this is one of the best Bruceploitation films I've seen, and fans of Bruce Lee should not be afraid to test the waters of this Chinese Connection sequel; it is much better than I expected it to be."
Bruce Lee At His Best
email@example.com | Los Angeles, California | 05/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although "Enter the Dragon" remains he most popular of Bruce Lee's films, "The Chinese Connection" is, by far, my personal favorite. The film showcases not only Lee's remarkable versatility, grace, and power as a martial artist, but his formidable acting skills, as well. The fight scenes, as expected, are unforgettable (especially the two nunchaku scenes), but Lee's inimitable intensity, charisma, and charm make the rest of the film equally enjoyable. If you want to understand why Lee is a legend, "The Chinese Connection" is the perfect place to start your Bruce Lee education."
FINALLY,A REAL SEQUEL:Bruce Li's BEST
Decatur Redd | Decatur,GA | 01/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Words can't describe how impressed I was with the OFFICIAL sequel to Bruce Lee's Chinese Connection...the film picks up where Chinese Connection left off, awesome fight choreography, awesome acting, colorful characters(many of the same characters from the 1st movie) and my man Lee Roy Lung(bka Bruce Li) did an excellent job portraying the borhter of Lee's murdered character in that he was being himself as opposed to mimicking Bruce Lee with fake Bruce Lee yells and pseudo-boxing techniques. I consider this film a classic and a REAL tribute to Bruce Lee's life, legacy and contributions. Bruce Li's GREATEST ALL-TIME WORK, hands down...period. A perfect companion to Bruce Lee's Chinese Connection, no doubt. If you buy at least one Bruce Li flick in your entire life, BUY CHINESE CONNECTION 2!"