Perhaps Lee’s darkest and most violent film, Fist of Fury sees Lee famously taking on an entire school of fighters, and killing several bad guys in a more cold blooded and ruthless fashion than usual on his way to taking revenge on those who killed his master.
Lee’s character hears of his master’s death and returns to his school as their best pupil. He soon understands that his master was killed by a rival master, and uncovers a world of crime and prejudice. However, he knows that taking on the countless bad guys may cost him his own life and there are those still alive who care enough for him who try to stop him from going on this suicide mission.
While the script and story are simple, there is plenty of room for some of Lee’s best fight scenes and for his views on racism and morality; The scene where Lee destroys the sign prohibiting dogs and Chinese people from entering is a classic. Again, (with all Lee’s films strangely) the film has an excellent score and is well acted by everyone who has a major part, especially Lee. Nora Miao is sympathetic and looks gorgeous, and would go on to give a brilliant performance in Way of the Dragon. And it wouldn’t be a Bruce Lee film without an ambiguous ending, as Lee’s character…
This 2 disc DVD has plenty of great features worthy of The Man, The Myth. There are various documentaries, and priceless deleted scenes. The restoration job also is perfection, miles away from the blurry old VHS i used to rent in the eighties, or the recorded off TV copies. Like all of his films, a must have- and one all action fans, and genuine lovers of cinema should see.