Birth of the Dragon

Birth of the Dragon

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, this is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up and coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man, a battle that gave birth to a legend.
Publisher: Universal City, California :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Edition: Blu-ray Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: BLU FEATURE BIR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Mar 19, 2019

Fantasic movie, however I had some issues with the way Bruce acted throughout this film. The actor that portrayed Bruce depicted him as a very cocky and overly aggressive person seeking fights. Every doccumentary I've seen and what I've read about Bruce Lee is that once he came to America he changed his youthful and street fighter mentality. He activly sought out peaceful resulions as to conflict. His goals were to bring spiritual ballance to one's life

Nov 16, 2018

Director made Bruce Lee into a carbon copy of the Martin Kove's big bully character, Kreese, in Karate Kid but with more fighting skill. Don't know how much truth there was to this movie other than there was a Bruce Lee and a Wong Man Jack. This movie went to the max in taking liberties of fact from fiction. Also, what's up with the white washed love story between Lee's white student and a pretty Chinese restaurant worker in debt to the Asian mob. That seemed to be a major storyline in the Bruce Lee story. Lee's wife was mentioned once. That's Hollywood for you. Fighting was good but authenticity not at all.

Jul 31, 2018

Excellent kung-fu actions and written in English, none of those translated subtitles from films originally written in Chinese language. With the help from a Shaolin master, Bruce found enlightenment to improve on his already lethal "Wing Chun (詠春)" and founded his own "Jeet Kune Do (截拳道)" martial art style - adding to his "One-Inch Punch" with his signature "Flying Side Kick". While the film was saddled with a ho-hum romance tale between the chivalrous student from Indiana and a waitress, a must watch for Bruce's fans.

Jun 20, 2018

Bruce Lee comes across as a jerk. I am not a big fan of truth fiction, That is fiction based on true facts. However, I am a fan of fight movies and this is well done in that area. The rest of the story seems lacking.

Mar 31, 2018

Not a fan of this genre but this movie was impressive with a good story line. Really admired the Wong Man Jack character.

Mar 23, 2018

Great action and martial arts movie. I would love to see this again!

Feb 23, 2018

The fighting scenes are great, and Ng's performance is better that I expected. He does look like Bruce Lee very much. The storyline is not that great, it ends with two martial artists fighting against the Asian Mafia to rescue a girl, which deviates from the theme of the movie . The Shaolin emphasizes the truth and nature of martial art several times in the movie, it is really something that we can learn about.

Feb 12, 2018

love the fight scenes, but the depiction of Bruce lee sucked and for me took away from the movie

Feb 11, 2018

Was Bruce Lee arrogant and egotistical? Most likely. Does that mean he should be reduced to a caricature and a minor character in his own story? This movie is an absolute joke, interspersing drama and terrible comedy culminating in a ridiculous odd couple/buddy cop ending. At best it's a parody, at worst it's an attempt to defame Bruce Lee. The fight scenes are barely worth it.

Dec 29, 2017

I liked this movie, would watch again.

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Jul 31, 2018

Look, I'm your sifu, I'm not here to tell you how to live your life. But I can tell you this... In a fight, a chip on your shoulder is just extra weight.
Kung fu is not a game, gentlemen. It is not a religion. It's about who lives and who dies. You dig? Now, in the street, you're not gonna have swords or Spears. If it's a brick, we use a brick. If it's broken glass, we use broken glass. The idea is to put the other guy away fast. That is the wing chun style.
If you master it... You'll command respect...
My intentions was to teach Lee jun-fan that his attitude is irreverent and his style is inadequate. If, in defeating him, i drive him further in that direction,
then I have lost. If, in losing to him, I change his direction, then I have won.
Was that the "mon shan" (Shaolin's fatal-kick "孟山")?
-I don't know, you tell me.

Jul 31, 2018

Vinnie, you're no Bruce Lee.
Kung fu is not just a way of fighting, it is a way of living and thinking. It was born among the Chinese people... And it belongs to the Chinese people.
-What's the problem with sharing it with us?
Do you share your atomic bomb secrets?
-Well, kung fu isn't an atomic bomb.
-It is more powerful. The bomb comes from the death force. Kung fu comes from chi, the life force. Life is stronger than death.
What is the value of kung fu to you?
-The tougher you are, the more people respect you?
Is that why you took kung fu, to be tough?
-Stand up for myself.
In northern Shaolin, kung fu is about self discipline and self discovery. For us, kung fu does not reside in the fists, it resides in the soul.
And what do you mean, you finally met a living legend? You see me every day.
-I'm sorry, sifu. I was talking about wong Jack man.

Jul 31, 2018

Lesson number one: Know your opponent... Lesson number two: Know yourself. If you know yourself and then you know your opponent, you need not fear the outcome of a thousand battles. In those two principles you have the whole of kung fu. And the rest is just... Eternity.
Every dirty dish reminds me of my sin. But I must wash them until my soul is clean.
I have seen what you can do. I have also seen what you cannot do.
-What is that supposed to mean?
Whatever you choose it to mean.
-Don't give me your Shaolin navel-gazing, say what you mean.
Your technique is impressive. Indeed, it is almost perfect. But it has one limitation.
-Oh, really? What?
You. You fight from ambition and pride. But you do not fight from your soul. And no matter how great the skill you possess, nothing will make up for that.

Jul 31, 2018

I was planning on being a star, but I think I'd rather be a legend instead.
You know how water takes the shape of anything you put it in, but it stays strong and pure? Now that's gonna be my style.
kung fu is gonna be big. Bigger than the hula hoop. Bigger than Coca cola.
And I'm gonna be the ceo.
He'll get killed.
-Then, he has found something he's willing to die for.
Why are we at war?
-You are at war. I am not.
Lee jun-fan was correct. He is the future. He will bring kung fu to the world.
I can see that now. He has talent. Great talent. And ambition. But what sort of kung fu will he bring to the world, an angry thing? A hurtful thing? A thing to be bought... And sold? Unless... Unless what? Unless... He's willing to be reborn.


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