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The Big Boss (1971)

NOTE: Available only on the R2 Hong Kong Legends releases in the UK.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Bey Logan Rating:9.3/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on April 1st, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
You learn why the American release of this movie is called ‘Fists of Fury’ (the movie was supposed to be called ‘The Chinese Connection’ to capitalize on ‘The French Connection’, but someone mixed up the labels, so this one got ‘Fists of Fury’ and ‘Fist of Fury’ got ‘The Chinese Connection’). Mr. Logan also says Bruce Lee is a ‘pure conduit of energy’, which is probably the best description of Mr. Lee I’ve heard yet. Mr. Logan continues his stories from the box set by talking about Mr. Lee’s health, and saying that Mr. Lee lost a contact lens in the place with all those shards of broken ice. Mr. Logan talks more about where they shot everything and Mr. Lee’s fighting style compared to the other actors’. All in all, it’s another great, informative commentary by Mr. Logan, who never stops talking throughout the whole thing.
Reviewed by grimjack on July 17th, 2021:Find all reviews by grimjack
Bey Logan giving a great commentary here. He talks rapidly, and throws out lots and lots of information every minute of it. A lot of the time he is pointing out interesting things about the production, but quickly slides into pointing out the various ways Bruce Lee changed the way these types of films would be made, almost over night.

A lot of interesting trivia about the production, besides what was mentioned by the above reviewer, includes things about why local Thai Boxers would not appear in the film, which locations are still intact and Bruce Lee fans go to visit, what the film did for the careers of some of the other actors, and mentions various lost scenes that came out and were destroyed as no one knew what a huge deal this film was going to be.