Will The REAL Bruce Lee Please Stand Up?
Chuck Potocki | Highland, Indiana | 04/03/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"A very blatant attempt to milk the Bruce Lee legend and cash-cow for all it was worth, and spawned a legion of lookalike wanna-be's with soundalike names, such as Bruce Li and Bruce Le, et al. As you might expect, the results are less than favorable, and although Bruce Li does have a little more than a passing physical resemblance to Lee, that's where the similarities end; Li's fight choreography is nowhere near Lee's; not even in the same ballpark. Oddly enough, there is even a blond Caucasian actor who takes a stab (literally) at trying to be Chuck Norris, but again, to no avail.The cinematography in this film is pathetic (much of the time, the actor's faces are halfway out of frame; it might have benefitted more from a widescreen presentation); and the dialogue is horrendously cheesy, with many of the typical "that's what you think" and "damn you, I'll kill you!" lines coming up often.Stick to the real McCoy; this is one time where imitation is not the most sincerest form of flattery."
Good if you are a fan of cheesy kung-fu movies.
Ed Sanchez | Tijuana, Mex | 10/09/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This flick is one of the many Bruce Li's movies that were commercialy sold with the Bruce Lee name on it. He is the star and director in this movie. Even though he is not at the level of Bruce Lee, he is still is a very worthy martial arts fighter in his own right.Bruce Li stars as an undercover interpol agent posing as an electronics security systems expert, who is after a triad list of gang members possesed by a Mr. Lo, a known crime boss. Two gangs are also after the list. Mr. Lo has a pretty daughter, who developes a crush on Li. Another man, posing as a member of one of the gangs is actually another Interpol agent, unknown to Li. There are plenty of fights, including one at a carnival and another at a brick factory. At the climax, another martial artist (actor Lo Lieh, who plays a bit part in the beggining of the movie as a bodyguard for Mr. Lo) go against Li and the other Interpol agent. He has a dummy gloved hand attached with a chain, which he swings around! That's pretty hilarious! Anyway, the movie finishes when Li and the other agent fight the remaining leader of one of the gangs, and arrest him.This movie is quite old (around 1978, even though the DVD box claims it's from 1986). It has a lot of lints and scratches, which are common in low budget kung-fu movies of this era, and it has no relevant features. I would surely appreciated if Platinum Disc Corporation remastered their DVD catalog. But even as it is, the movie is still watchable.I definitly would not rate this movie as an all-time classic, but still this flick is good if you plan to stay home on a saturday evening. Recommended if you're a fan of Bruce Li's movies."