Schlock-Wire: Two Bruce Lee Double-Feature DVDs Coming From Shout! Factory In April
When Shout! Factory released the documentary I Am Bruce Lee in January, it was merely the opening salvo to a Bruce Lee reissue campaign. Said campaign will really heat up in April when the company releases a pair of DVD double-bills: the first combines The Big Boss with Fist Of Fury and the second pairs Way Of The Dragon with Game Of Death. Both discs will be taken from fresh HD transfers of these films and given a nice catalog-title price. Read on for all the smack-‘em-down smörgåsbord details…
The Big Boss / Fist of Fury
Double Feature DVD PRESENTATION
Way of the Dragon / Game of Death
Double Feature DVD PRESENTATION
FOUR JAW-DROPPING BRUCE LEE MARTIAL ARTS ACTION CLASSICS
IN TWO DOUBLE FEATURE HOME ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTIONS
ARRIVE IN STORES EVERYWHERE ON APRIL 30, 2013
FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
The on-going celebration in honor of Bruce Lee’s illustrious career continues in home entertainment as Shout! Factory invites loyal fans, collectors and movie buffs to dive into four spectacular Bruce Lee martial arts epics. On April 30, 2013, Shout! Factory presents TWO special Bruce Lee home entertainment collections when THE BIG BOSS/ FIST OF FURY Double Feature DVD and WAY OF THE DRAGON/ GAME OF DEATH Double Feature DVD hit store shelves everywhere! Featuring anamorphic widescreen presentation of the original movies from new HD-transfer, these iconic Bruce Lee movie classics deliver action-packed, adrenaline-filled escapade that will sure appeal to die hard action buffs. Each Bruce Lee Double Feature DVD is priced to own at $14.97 SRP.
Arriving in stores everywhere on April 30, fans and collectors also can pre-order these Bruce Lee Double Feature DVD collections now at Amazon.com or ShoutFactory.com.
THE BIG BOSS/ FIST OF FURY Double Feature DVD pre-order link:
WAY OF THE DRAGON/ GAME OF DEATH Double Feature DVD pre-order link:
THE BIG BOSS/ FIST OF FURY Double Feature DVD
THE BIG BOSS
In his “first smash hit movie” (BBC), Bruce Lee stars as Cheng, a young man who moves to Bangkok to take a job in an ice factory with his cousins. One day, when a block of ice is cracked open, two workers find out that something is being smuggled inside the blocks of ice. The two workers disappear without a trace and Cheng starts to investigate their disappearance. He soon finds out that the factory is smuggling heroin…and comes face to face with the Big Boss for a climactic showdown!
FIST OF FURY
Bruce Lee is “powerful, humorous and charismatic” (Leonard Maltin) as Chen, who arrives in Shanghai to attend the funeral of his teacher. He vows to uncover what happened to his mentor and all signs point to the local Japanese Martial Arts School , who have been taunting and insulting the students of the Ching Wu School. The local police won’t do anything about the death, so Chen decides to restore honor to his school and his teacher by bringing some furious vengeance down upon the Japanese school!
Production RAYMOND CHOW Executive Producer RAYMOND CHOW Production Manager LAU LEUNG WAH LUI CHAN
“THE BIG BOSS” Starring BRUCE LEE MARIA YI JAMES TIEN co-starring HAN YING CHIEH NORA MIAO LAM CHING YING KAM SHAN
Screenplay LO WEI Editor SUNG MING Cinematographer CHEN CHING CHEH Music WANG FU LING
Action Instuctor HAN YING CHIEH Director LO WEI
RAYMOND CHOW Presents LO WEI Producer RAYMOND CHOW Assistant Producer LIU LIANG HUA “FIST OF FURY”
Starring BRUCE LEE NORA MIAO co-starring KAM SHAN ANTHONY LIU FUNG NGAI LEE KWAN LO WEI
Guest Star MARI YI JAMES TIEN Screenplay LO WEI
Editor CHEUNG YIU CHUNG Cinematographer CHEUNG YIU CHUNG Music JOSEPH KOO
Fighting Instructor HAN YING CHIEH Director LO WEI
THE BIG BOSS: 1971 — 100 mins.
FIST OF FURY: 1972 — 106 mins.
WAY OF THE DRAGON/ GAME OF DEATH Double Feature DVD
THE WAY OF THE DRAGON
Tang Lung (Lee) flies to Rome to help his friend, Chen Ching-hua (Nora Miao). She is being forced by local gangsters to sell her restaurant, and they will stop at nothing to get the property. When Tang proves to be a threat to the syndicate’s plans, they hire the best martial artists, including Colt (Chuck Norris). The two men battle in the ancient city’s majestic Colosseum in what is “regarded by many as the finest martial arts combat ever committed to celluloid” (BBC)! Written and directed by Bruce Lee, this film became “the inspiration for a legion of martial arts and action movies that followed” (BBC)!
GAME OF DEATH
Billy Lo is a young kung fu star with a promising career. As the leader of a syndicate known for its exploitation of entertainers, Dr. Land (Dean Jagger) jumps at the chance to capitalize on Billy’s status and that of his singer girlfriend. Refusing to sign with Land, Billy’s martial arts mastery is put to the test when he is brutally harassed by Land’s men. In a stunning showdown, Billy must “go one on one with each of the villains in some of the most explosive fight scenes ever filmed” (Leonard Maltin). Tragically, Bruce Lee passed away during the production of this film.
Executive Producer RAYMOND CHOW Production Manager KWAN CHI CHUNG CHEUNG YAM PANG “THE WAY OF THE DRAGON”
Starring BRUCE LEE NORA MIAO Co-starring UNICORN CHAN ANTHONY LIU WONG CHUN SUN WEI PING AO
CHUCK NORRIS MALISA LONGO ROBERT WALL WONG IN SIK Screenplay by BRUCE LEE
Editor CHEUNG YIU CHUNG Cinematographer HO LAN SHAN Music JOSEPH KOO
Action Instructor BRUCE LEE UNICORN CHAN Director BRUCE LEE
Produced by RAYMOND CHOW Associate Producer ANDRE MORGAN “GAME OF DEATH” Starring BRUCE LEE
Co-starring GIG YOUNG DEAN JAGGER COLLEEN CAMP HUGH O’BRIAN MEL NOVAK ROY CHIAO BOB WALL DANNY INOSANTO
CHUCK NORRIS Special Guest Star KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR Written by JAN SPEARS Film Editor ALAN PATTILLO
Director of Photography GODGREY A. GODAR Music Composed and Conducted by JOHN BARRY
Martial Arts Director SAMMO HUNG Director ROBERT CLOUSE
THE WAY OF THE DRAGON: 1972 — 99 mins.
GAME OF DEATH: 1978 — 100 mins.