DO NOT ENTER the DRAGON 4 Pack!!!!!
the kung fu kid | 10/19/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This 4 pack is really a 1 pack meaning that there is only 1 dvd inside and not 4. Each side of the disc contains 2 movies and no extras. The movies are presented in full screen and are NOT remastered. Instead, the video quality is blurry and scratchy and the audio goes down and out at times. This is because the movies here have been transferred from old VHS copies and onto this DVD. Normally, I don't mind watching these types of films in full screen and in less than mint condition because I know that sometimes that's all that is available (some of the original prints have been lost or are not presently on the market for remastering), but this disc is unwatchable. Most of the action scenes are so cropped that you can only see arms and legs or one person in the frame where originally you would have seen two whole bodies. How can you enjoy an action film when you can't SEE the action?!!! I've seen the Bruce Li movie that's on this DVD before on VHS and it wasn't as fuzzy as it is here so I know that that film is available in better condition elsewhere, and I'm sure the others are too since they're pretty famous Bruce-Lee-a-like titles. Wait until you find them available as separate titles which usually means better picture quality. Don't waste your money like I did!
If you like Bruce Li, I highly recommend the film IRON DRAGON STRIKES BACK which has recently been made available on DVD and can be found at video stores for rent or to purchase. It's a very good showcase for the underrated Ho Ching Tao (Bruce Li's real name) giving him a suspenseful, modern day story that is much more original than any of his Bruce Lee imitation titles and lets him display his above par martial arts skill and acting."
Value for money!
nicknamefree | brooklyn, n.y. United States | 09/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These are not the best films to honor Bruce Lee by a long shot,but they have their place in the history of the Lee legend.
Included are the following films-
1-B.L.'s Deadly Kung Fu-featuring Bruce Li and a young Hwang Jang Lee(Drunken Master).The plot merges elements from Lee's real life with pieces from Way of the Dragon.The combo is unque and action packed,especially the ending.
2-Big Boss 2-Features Dragon Lee.The supporting cast is strong with Bolo Yeung,Philip Ko and Cheung Nick.Lots of action.
3-Bruce's Fist of Vengeance-features Bruce Le. He is a bit annoying and the story is non-existent.But fighting is plentiful, albeit(unintentionally)comical.Le is stiff and robotic compared even to other Lee impersonators.
4-Clones of Bruce Lee-By far the funniest film ever released in the genre.From the premise,to the sets,to the action scenes, this film is a laugh riot.One clip in paticular has a villian testing out some Bronzemen,where they get whacked over the head repeatedly with an iron bar.It should be re-named 3 Dragon Stooges.Great stuff!All of these films played in theatres 25 years ago,and they packed audiences in.Films like these did keep Bruce Lee's name in the public eye for quite a few years,so they did serve their purpose.Overall the disc is cheap and you will definitely get your money's worth(under five dollars a film).My suggestion is to get a few bags of popcorn and enjoy over a weekend with similar minded friends."