Tuesday, 12 June 2012


Good day good people,
Today i bring news of a fantastic looking documentary I Am Bruce Lee, Over the years there has obviously been many many documentaries about the legendary Mr Lee but from the reviews and what i have read this is as the poster states "The Best Bruce Lee Documentary ever!"
I have been a fan for many years and I'm super excited at seeing this which includes a ton of stuff never seen before, so fingers crossed, I've stuck all the details below and hope to catch in the cinema and bring you my review soon,
Jonny T.

Opens in UK cinemas 20 Jul 2012

“Two kinds of people should not miss this film about the most famous martial arts actor and practitioner of modern times: those who worship Bruce Lee and those who don't.”
New York Daily News
Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Pete McCormack (Facing Ali; Uganda Rising; See Grace Fly) and featuring interviews with Linda Lee Cadwell (Bruce Lee’s wife), Shannon Lee (Bruce’s daughter), JKD instructor and close friend of Bruce, Dan Inosanto (Game Of Death), world champion kickboxer Bob Wall (Way Of The Dragon; Enter The Dragon; Game Of Death), Richard Bustillo (a former JKD student of Bruce Lee’), actors Mickey Rourke (The Expendables; Iron Man 2; The Wrestler) and Ed O’Neill (Modern Family), NBA All Star Kobe Bryant, Taboo from Black Eyed Peas, actress and MMA fighter Gina Carano (Haywire), legendary stuntman and former wrestling and judo world champion Gene LeBell and UFC World Champion Jon Jones.

Featuring a host of rare and never-seen-before footage and photographs, this compelling and visually thrilling documentary examines the fascinating life, continuing influence and lasting legacy of one of the most iconic actors and martial artists of all time – the legendary Bruce Le

Despite his tragic and sudden death on 20th July 1973 at the age of 32, Bruce Lee’s enormous influence on martial arts, entertainment and popular culture lives on to this day. Utilizing rare archive footage, photos, movie clips and brand new interviews with members of his close family, as well as with numerous stars from the worlds of sport, music and acting who have been inspired by Lee’s legacy, I Am Bruce Lee goes more deeply into the true story behind the legend than any ever before. The film also examines Bruce’s connections to the establishment of Mixed Martial Arts as we know them today, acknowledging that if Gene LeBell is considered the Godfather of MMA then Bruce is without doubt the modern-day Father of MMA.

A Little more info!
The brand new interviews, particularly with Bruce’s wife and daughter, along with tons of amazing archive footage - including previously unseen footage of Bruce, rare footage from “Enter The Dragon” and equally rare photos – make this a must-see for everybody from Mixed Martial Arts and Bruce Lee fans to anyone with an interest in popular culture and the cult of celebrity.
Of particular interest to Bruce Lee fans will undoubtedly be the inclusion of clips from Bruce’s rarely seen appearance in the TV series “Here Come The Brides”, previously unreleased (and believed to be lost) colour footage of Bruce at Ed Parker’s Long Beach Karate Tournament, extensive footage of Bruce training in the backyard of his Bel Air home in Los Angeles and at Bruce Coburn’s house (including Chi Sao training in Wing Chun that have never been seen before) and the first official release of Bruce in Seattle practising Chi Sao.

“An incredible new insight combined with unseen footage makes this unmissable for any Bruce Lee fan”, 5*. Andrew Staton, Martial Arts Illustrated.

“A fast-moving, well-produced and altogether engrossing biographical documentary.” (Four Stars)


“The archive footage is excellent.” – JOBLO.COM

“Lively and persuasive… whether you’re a mixed martial arts fan, a kung fu movie junkie or a pop
culture enthusiast enthralled by Lee’s iconic image, you’ll find something in ‘I Am Bruce Lee’ to

“An exhilarating cinematic experience.” – PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

“Great new interviews and lots of relevant footage from more than forty years ago… The clips of
his ‘one-inch punch’ are astounding.” – JAPANCINEMA.NET

“A rich and educational documentary… Fans of Bruce Lee, run out and see this film.” –

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