Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend (1973)

AKA Li Xiao Long De Sheng Yu Si

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Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend (1973) is a Hong Kong documentary that examines the life and the untimely death of martial artist and superstar Bruce Lee. It is directed by Shih Wu and includes only a couple of interviews. the majority of the documentary is made up of footage from Bruce Lee’ movies and his home in Hong Kong as well as coverage of his funerals in Seattle and Hong Kong. The Hong Kong funeral footage includes Nora Miao, Sammo Hung, Kien Shek, George Lazenby, Carter Huang, and Wei Lo.

Seen in the documentary are Mei Wang, Bruce Lee, Linda Lee Cadwell, George Lazenby, Brandon Lee, Shannon Lee, Grace Ho, Hon Sang Siu, Sheun-Leung Wong, Margaret Walter, Taky Kimura, Jun Lee, Chuck Norris, Mitoshi Uyehara, Stirling Silliphant, Jeannot Szwarc, Benson Fong, Fred Weintraub, Paul M. Heller, Robert Clouse, Ted Ashley, Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Fu Ching Chen, Wing-Hon Cheung, Raymond Chow, Feng Huang, Jim Kelly, Jan-Fai Lee, Wei Lo Wei Lo, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Hoi-Chuen Lee, Robert Wall, and Carter Wong.

Bruce Lee transformed martial arts worldwide in his lifetime, becoming one of the defining icons of 20th century pop culture. This documentary pays homage to Lee’s legendary life, from his personal world, to his cinematic work, to the martial arts techniques that changed a sport forever.

Bruce Lee transformed martial arts worldwide in his lifetime, becoming one of the defining icons of 20th century pop culture. This documentary pays homage to Lee’s legendary life, from his personal world, to his cinematic work, to the martial arts techniques that changed a sport forever.

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