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Great film, shame its edited the best bits out.
The Big Boss (DVD)
Member Name: seb_carss2k
The Big Boss (DVD)
Date: 23/04/01, updated on 23/04/01 (172 review reads)
Advantages: Great Fight scenes, you'll never see a Martial Artist as fast as Bruce Lee
Disadvantages: The versions out so far are edited unless you buy them on dvd and all Bruce Lee's films aren't out yet on dvd.
I think that this film has got to be one of the best martial arts films of our time. The speed of which Bruce Lee enforces his technique is amazing. I don't think we will ever see another martial artist as fast as Bruce Lee without camera tricks.
There was only one fault i found with this film which i didn't like. This film, along with his other films he starred in, excluding "enter the dragon," has been edited for UK viewers and maybe other countries aswell. It was edited because at the time that it was released it was too "violent" for our "taste". Well I think, now i have seen all the films, that it shouldn't be edited because it is not violent at all. It shouldn't even be an 18 rating in UK because there is no sex or bad language, it is just violence and i don't think it is that bad myself.
I have seen in the shops that you can now buy "Fist of Fury", aka "The Chinese Connection" in America, on dvd and it is completly uncut. This was great news to me, however, it now means that I will have to buy it on dvd and that costs another £20 for each dvd. I also have found out that "The Big Boss" is also coming out on dvd and it too is the uncut version. I feel that they should bring the uncut version out on video aswell as dvd for those ppl that either do not have a dvd player or cannot afford to buy the dvds because they cost a lot more than video's do.
I think that "The Big Boss" is Bruce Lee's best martial arts film apart from "enter The Dragon" but that was produced by Warner Brothers so it has a more likely chance to be better. You may have noticed that in most of Bruce Lee's other films he can fight very fast and always wins the fight. However, he never really hurts the other person. It is as if he doesn't do much damage with any of his techniques. Whereas in "The Big Boss" he first fights when he is pushed to
his limit and he defeats them all with the most powerful kicks i have seen. now I know that it is camera tricks because he is obviously not going to really harm his co-workers but it looked a lot more realistic than his other fights scenes in his other films.
I don't really like old Chinese/Hong Kong style films because they have a person who speaks in a different language than I do so the English has to be put over it and that makes the film not as good so I would usually refrain from buying those types of films. However, when I saw these films it changed my opinions of this style of film all together. I decided to see if there were anymore that were like this and i have found some now. This has still got to be the best Martial arts film ever!!!
It is one not to miss.