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

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Thankfully, we are now able to watch this footage outside of the context of this particular film, which really renders it now a curious anachronism, drenched in bad taste and even more obviously the cash-in it always was. This is a box set of the most famous Bruce Lee films – the action star had actually been in a ton of films already before he became “Bruce Lee, martial arts superstar. The two have different approaches, with Ying-Chieh’s fights being more traditional, whilst Lee’s tear up the rule book.

No other person has left such an indelible mark on popular culture in just two short years as Lee and as such, its difficult to know where to separate the myth from any sense of reality…so let’s start where Lee would want us to, with the things that he drove his own incredible standards of perfection to deliver…his films. Arguably, the best well-known Bruce Lee movie turns out also to be the anomaly in the box set because the beloved classic is offered only on Blu-ray. After a short while, the cousins and their fellow workers worry about the disappearance of some of their group.Grain is omnipresent, fine and organic looking in nature – even and natural, there’s no sign of any obvious management or even compression artefacts hiding in the grain structure and it gives the image a lovely filmic texture. It’s a jaw-dropping release for fans of Lee, one which showcases an entire cinematic legacy, not just a set of films, and one which is going to be hard to beat by anyone in the physical media game. The rest of the film looks ok, but still suffers from a degree of inconsistency – some footage will look clean, others are flecked with debris and damage. We reviewed the Region free UK Ultra HD Blu-rays and region B locked Blu-Rays included in this release of Bruce Lee at Golden Harvest on a JVC-DLA N5 Ultra HD 4K projector and a Panasonic DP-UB9000 Dolby Vision HDR10 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player.

Not to be outdone by the tidal wave of 'Bruceploitation' films that followed, Golden Harvest completed two posthumous films using unreleased footage, 1978's Game of Death and its 1981 sequel, as well as two official documentaries, the first of which hit cinemas only three months after Lee’s death. Looking at the legacy of Bruce Lee through his four completed films and the partial footage of his fifth, its impossible not to see that his place in cinema history is thoroughly deserved. It is truly remarkable that within the span of only four films, one person could have left a tremendous impact and legacy upon the world of cinema. Behind the Scenes Footage (HD, 4 min) is a clip from a 1984 documentary featuring footage and interviews shot on the set of the production. But this all appears to be the result of the original photography and the aged condition of the source, not any issues with the encode.

documentary instead – not just all two hours of Lee’s dailies that remain, but with an insightful wraparound and commentary over the top to give a complete run down of the project as intended, with stage directions, themes, choreography breakdowns and a wealth of brilliantly delivered titbits, it’s one of the very best documentaries on a film project I’ve seen. At the end of the day, however, none of that matters because fans are here to watch the actual footage of Lee ascending the pagoda and go one-on-one with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Awash in a noticeably thick layer of natural grain, the video has a lovely film-like appearance and appreciable depth, sure to make fans very happy.

We will introduce you exclusively to Newpay finance products provided by NewDay Limited under this Introducer Appointed Representative arrangement. Game of Death, from what remains of the film, would probably have topped Enter the Dragon—but then Lee died under very mysterious circumstances.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. The highlight of the piece is a new 2K restoration of all two hours of Lee’s original dailies from a recently-discovered interpositive. Saturation and colour density are helped by the HDR grades, which are subtle but help add more depth and nuance to the shades on show overall, especially on those darker night time scenes in Fist of Fury and the beads of sweat covering, well, everyone in The Big Boss. 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. Colors throughout are richly-saturated and lively with secondary hues boasting a bold, animated selection, especially during the climatic fight in the underground Tower of Death.

And every time it did, I just had to watch it, laying on my stomach in front of our Zenith wood cabinet TV and be mesmerized by the kickass action, as well as hear Lee's signature "Wataah! encode arrives from a fresh remaster of the original 35mm camera negatives, and the results are pretty fantastic with several near demo-worthy scenes.Not to be outdone by the tidal wave of ‘Bruceploitation’ films that followed, Golden Harvest completed two posthumous films using unreleased footage, 1978’s Game of Death and its 1981 sequel, as well as two official documentaries, the first of which hit cinemas only three months after Lee’s death. The restoration work on the original camera negative yields clarity and levels of fine detail in the images that are out of this world. Hits from Criterion, as well as any number of other releases in various regions that have come out through the years. Audio Commentaries: Two new commentaries with the first by film scholar David Desser and the second by filmmaker Brandon Bentley.

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