Review: Dragon-The Bruce Lee Story
DVD & Blu-ray: Dragon-The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
There are a wealth of documentaries and films made about his life, some more factual than others, and what Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story may lack in historical accuracy, it more than makes up for in pure entertainment and portraying just how bloody awesome Bruce Lee was.
Sent to America by his father to try and escape being a victim of the family Demon that they are cursed with, Lee soon finds out that his Asian heritage does not ingratiate him into a large part of society, so returns to his roots to make a career in film.
America though soon can’t ignore the impact that this martial arts master is making on the big screen and invites him to be a part of the big budget studio movie “Enter the Dragon”.
This would be the film that catapulted him into American (and most of the western world) cinematic royalty, but his sudden death just weeks before its release meant that he would never see his success.
The sheer unbridled enjoyment of watching Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is mostly down to a superb performance by Jason Scott Lee, who gives a credible and heartfelt portrayal of a man who was battling demons both internally and externally.
This is complemented by the assured direction of Rob Cohen who frames the riveting fight scenes in a way that you never lose sight of what is happening, all while in wonderment of what an incredible master of the martial arts Bruce Lee was.
If you want to know more about the man, then go and watch one of the many documentaries about Bruce Lee, but if you want to sit down and be highly entertained for 2 hours and get a flavour of what he was like and what he could do, then you can’t go wrong with this.
- Featurette on the Making of the Film
- Theatrical Trailers