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JKD Clubs to join.

Bob Breen's Academy
Hoxton Square
London, England
Phone: int (44)-171-7295789
Fax: int(44)-171-739-4753

Bob Breen
Instructor - Inosanto Lineage

Terry Barnett
Full Instructor - Inosanto Lineage
Bob Breen's Academy

Ewen Campbell
Apprentice Instructor, Inosanto Lineage
Northampton, England

Ralph Jones
Full Instructor - Inosanto Lineage
London, England

Sifu Marc McFann
Instructor - Inosanto Lineage
Jun Fan Contact: Fraser Kyne
Newmarket, Cambridge, England

Sifu Marc McFann
Instructor - Inosanto Lineage
Jun Fan Contact: Steve Howard
Puso Eskrima Club
St Helens, Mersyside, England

Sifu Marc McFann
Instructor - Inosanto Lineage
Jun Fan Contact: Dave Green
Puso Eskrima Club
St Helens, Mersyside, England

Sifu Marc McFann
Instructor - Inosanto Lineage
Jun Fan Contact: Jim Gilliare
Cambridge, England

Cass Magda
Instructor - Inosanto Lineage
Jun Fan Contact: Dave Carnell
Impact Academy
Stoke-on-Trent, England

SCOTLAND
Rick Young
Full Instructor - Inosanto Lineage
Edinburgh Kali & Kickboxing Club
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland

Sifu Marc McFann
Instructor - Inosanto Lineage
Jun Fan Contact: Pat Davies
Aberdeen, Scotland

Krauses Gym Glasgow Scotland
1 Hill Street Glasgow G3 6RN
0141 400 9770
email: Krauses.Gym@Virgin.net

Guro Steve Krause
Associate Instructor - Inosanto Lineage
Krauses Gym Glasgow Scotland

Guro Mike Krause
Associate Instructor - Inosanto Lineage
Krauses Gym Glasgow Scotland

  
 
Films of the Master 

A FILM CHRONOLOGY (About Bruce)

Warriors Journey (2001) produced by John Little.
Cinema of Vengeance (1994)
Dragon and the Cobra, The (1991)
Best of the Martial Arts Films, The (1990) ... aqua Best of the Martial Arts Movies, The (1990) ... aka Deadliest Art: The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1990) Fist of Fear, Touch of Death (1980) .... The Martial Arts Master Game of Death (1978) .... Billy Lo ... aka Bruce Lee's Game of Death (1978) ... aka Goodbye Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death (1978) ... aka Si wang you ju (1978) Si wang ta (1977) .... Billy Lo ... aka Game of Death II (1977) (USA) ... aka New Game of Death, The (1977) ... aka Tower of Death (1977) Fury of the Dragon (1976) .... Kato

FILMS THAT BRUCE STARRED IN

Game of Death (1978) .... Billy Lo ... aka Bruce Lee's Game of Death (1978) ... aka Goodbye Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death (1978) ... aka Si wang you ju (1978)Enter the Dragon (1973) .... Lee ... aka Deadly Three, The (1973) ... aka Long zheng hu dou (1973) ... aka Operation Dragon (1973) (Europe: English title) Meng long guojiang (1972) .... Tang Lung ... aka Fury of the Dragon (1972) (Europe: English title) ... aka Return of the Dragon (1972) ... aka Way of the Dragon (1972) Jing wu men (1972) .... Chen Zhen ... aka Chinese Connection, The (1972) ... aka Fist of Fury (1972) ... aka Iron Hand, The (1972) Tang shan da xiong (1971) .... Cheng Chao-an ... aka Big Boss, The (1971) ... aka Fists of Fury (1971) Marlowe (1969) .... Winslow Wong "Green Hornet, The" (1966) TV Series .... Kato Ren hai gu hong (1960) ... aka Orphan, The (1960) (Hong Kong: English title) Lei yu (1957) Zao zhi dang cu wo bu jia (1956) Zha dian na fu (1956) Ai xia ji (1955) Er nu zhai (1955) Gu er xing (1955) Gu xing xue lei (1955) Ci mu lei (1953) Fu zhi guo (1953) ... aka Blame it on Father (1953) (Hong Kong: English title) Ku hai ming deng (1953) Qian wan ren jia (1953) Wei lou chun xiao (1953) Ren zhi cu (1951) ... aka Infancy (1951) (Hong Kong: English title) Xi lu xiang (1950) Fu gui fu yun (1948)

FIGHT DIRECTION BY BRUCE

Enter the Dragon (1973) (fighting sequences) ... aka Deadly Three, The (1973) ... aka Long zheng hu dou (1973) ... aka Operation Dragon (1973) (Europe: English title) Qi lin zhang (1972) (action director) (as Little Dragon Lee) ... aka Bruce Lee and I (1972) ... aka Bruce and I (1972) ... aka Fist of Unicorn (1972) ... aka Force of Bruce Lee's Fist (1972) Walk in the Spring Rain (1970) (fight choreographer) Wrecking Crew, The (1969) (fight choreographer)

FILMS THAT BRUCE HAD CREATIVE INPUT

Circle of Iron (1979) (story) ... aka Silent Flute, The (1979) Meng long guojiang (1972) ... aka Fury of the Dragon (1972) (Europe: English title) ... aka Return of the Dragon (1972) ... aka Way of the Dragon (1972)

FILMS DIRECTED BY BRUCE

Meng long guojiang (1972) ... aka Fury of the Dragon (1972) (Europe: English title) ... aka Return of the Dragon (1972) ... aka Way of the Dragon (1972)

TELEVISION APPEARANCES - BRUCE

"Longstreet" (1971) playing "Li Tsung" in episode: "Wednesday's Child" 11/11/1971
"Longstreet" (1971) playing "Li Tsung" in episode: "Spell Legacy Like Death" 10/21/1971
"Longstreet" (1971)playing "Li Tsung" in episode: "Way of the Intercepting Fist, The" 9/16/1971
"Ironside" (1967) playing "Leon Soo" in episode: "Tagged for Murder" 10/26/1967
"Blondie" (1968)
"Here Come the Brides" (1968) in episode: "Marriage, Chinese Style"
"Pierre Berton Show, The" (1965) playing "Guest"
"Batman" (1966/II) playing "Kato" in episode: "Piece of the Action, A" (episode # 2.51) 3/1/1967
"Batman" (1966/II) playing "Kato" in episode: "Batman's Satisfaction" (episode # 2.52) 3/2/1967
"Batman" (1966/II) playing "Kato"(uncredited) in episode: "Spell of Tut, The" (episode # 2.7) 9/28/1966

  


Bruce Lee
A Great New Book
NEW BOOK JUST IN!

Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon

In the pages of Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon, we invite you to examine the real Bruce Lee, the man behind the image-- the man who was so much more than an international film and martial arts superstar.
In a brilliantly assembled photographic essay complied and edited by John Little, this history of the life and career of Bruce Lee which covers Bruce from childhood to international stardom, from the charismatic public persona to the quiet family man.

With a prefece by SHANNON LEE KEASLER and a foreward by LINDA LEE CADWELL, the text is drawn directly from Bruce Lee's own words, as recorded in his diaries and journals, as well as form interviews and the documentary Bruce Lee: In Hi Own Words.
Illustrated with rare family photographs and stills from his movies and television appearances, you won't want to miss the HOTTEST new Bruce Lee Book NOW AVAILABLE!
It's a big 8 1/2 x 11, 180 pages full of pictures you won't want to be without!
15 for members no postage charge.



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DVD's UNCUT

Both the Big Boss and Fist of Fury are now available uncut in the UK. Now is your chance to own these two films as they were meant to be shown in full remastered glory. You can buy them from the Bruce Lee Video Store on the main site.

JUST IN!

WAY OF THE DRAGON

Digitally re-mastered and restored anamorphic version. Now totally uncut after 29 years of censorship.
Legendary double nunchaku sequences re-instated. Full length Colosseum fight between Bruce lee and karate legend Chuck Norris. This is the only full length feature ever directed by Bruce Lee.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
1) Feature length audio commentry with Bey Logan and co-star Jon Benn
2) AC3 5:1 Digital Audio
3) Animated Biography Showcase
4) Trailers
5) Rare photo archive (containing rare stills, posters and orginal lobby card artwork)
6) Interview with producer Andre Morgan
7) Interview with Golden Harvest producer Rusell Cawthorne
8) Interview with co-star John Benn
9) Interview with co-star Anders Nielsen
18th June. 2001


 

News and Events

BRUCE LEE UK

The Unbeatable Bruce Lee DVD TDVD 9017 Telestar
Executive Producers Gareth Watson and Andrew Staton; script and research by Will Johnson.

Language: English
DVD 5
PAL Region 2
Release Date 21st May 2001
DVD TDVD 9017 85 minutes running time 15.99
VHS TVE 5046 63 minutes running time 10.99
For the die-hard fan the DVD or the VHS tape is a vital piece of film history to own, if just for the trailer section alone!
This review is based around the DVD version of the documentary. The VHS tape, which is available for non-DVD owners, just has the main feature. If you do not own a DVD - then obtain one, the extra features are wonderful!
For you DVD buffs, there are no DVD easter eggs or hidden sections that I could find, maybe the nice staff of BBLA can let us know otherwise?
The DVD is broken into four main sections, the main feature, scene selection, and USA trailer and clip archive and photo gallery.
The scene selection menu is broken up into 8 sections. I would suggest to viewers of the DVD that they read the last sequence first, the errors and omissions section. This has been compiled by Will Johnson and his corrections to the original screen writers version of events in the main feature gives you a better understanding of the actual factual account of Bruce Lee the film star.
There are 20 corrections made by Will for the Telestar production. The only critiscm I would make is that the text is too small and it scrolls too fast on the screen. Get ready to hit the 'slow' button on your remote.
Although some of the archive sections do not have picture galleries, there are 24 good quality photographs in the menu segment. Twelve full colour and 12 black and white images are used. For continuity purposes it would have been nice to see photo galleries in each archive section.
This does not take away the impact of a lot of these trailers, which have not been seen by the public in the United Kingdom, will now have the opportunity to see them all, as was originally intended.
The main feature uses some split screen sequences, which work quite well. The narration is typically American, and there are quite a few errors, which Will Johnson has been given the opportunity to correct.
For the die-hard fan the DVD or the VHS tape is a vital piece of history to own just for the trailer section alone! The editing of the documentary is good and the overall production is professional.
USA Trailer and Clip Archive
There are 10 original trailers within the archive section, all of excellent quality. There are a history section and a photo gallery on some of the segments. Will Johnson of the BBLA has written the history section of each trailer.
There are 9 main parts to the archive of the DVD starting with the original screen test.
1. Bruce completed this screen test for the part of "Number one Son", (a show never made). The history segment gives the viewer an insight into the background of the screen test. Thee are also 4 black and white images, which were used for test publicity shots from the feature. The screen test is a reminder of how Bruce started in the American film business.
2. The Green Hornet. There are 2 pages of text regarding the production history of the Green Hornet and its impact on the American public. The actual trailer is from the 1974 compilation movie "Bruce Lee as Kato in the Green Hornet" There are no photo gallery images.
3. Marlowe. There are 3 pages of text informing the viewer of the production around the making of "Marlowe". The original USA trailer is used and this is the first time in 3 decades that this has been seen in the UK. There are 6 black and white stills taken from the film in the photo gallery.
4. Fists of Fury (AKA Big Boss). There are 2 pages of text outlining the first film Bruce made for Golden Harvest. The trailer, which was filmed in July 1971, is based on the mandarin theatrical trailer but without the miss-spelt text flashes. This is the US theatrical release.
5. Chinese Connection (AKA Fist of Fury). There are 2 pages of text outlining the second film Bruce made for Golden Harvest. There are 2 trailers; the first clip is the shortened version of the main theatrical release. The 2nd clip provided is the first time the uncensored format with Bruce using the nunchaku has been seen. No picture gallery.
6. Return of the Dragon (AKA Way of the Dragon). There are three pages of interesting facts about the third film Bruce made. A rarely seen trailer in the UK, includes Bruce's twin nunchaku sequence and dart scenes. No picture gallery.
7. Game of Death. There are 3 pages of clear well informed information on the production of this film. The trailer from the USA in 1979 has been rarely seen in the UK. No picture gallery.
8. Enter the Dragon. There are 3 pages of history on the production of this film in Hong Kong. There are no less than 3 trailers for this part of the archive.
Clip 1 The full production trailer, listing all the film characters.
Clip 2. Champion of Champions.
Clip 3. Roper, Williams and Lee, this has been rarely seen in the UK due to the inclusion of the nunchaku scenes. Due to the relaxation by the BBFC this year on this issue the trailer can be shown in its full content. No picture gallery.
9. James Coburn. There are three pages of text relating to Bruce and James' friendship. The archive clip is the first known interviews with James Coburn from the TV show "Backstage", hosted by J Grant and which was filmed in 1980. No picture gallery.

Conclusion.

A great documentary for any fan to add to their collection. I was impressed by the extras and would certainly recommend it to any longstanding fans who remember the films the first time around, and too any new fans that are embarking on the history of "the unbeatable Bruce Lee".



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©Brian Harrison 2004 www.brucelee.org.uk