Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

While the jewel box bizarrely doesn’t list any extras, and most of the extras listed on the booklet inside are wrong, the disk contains a documentary and trailer. More importantly, though, the movie has some of the best commentary you’re likely to hear. Director Rob Cohen has consistently insightful, interesting and pointed things to say about the production of the movie and his experiences dealing with the people involved. It’s a shame all commentary isn’t as well thought out and interesting as this.

Released in theaters in 1993, director Rob Cohen’s Bruce Lee biopic, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is a stunning film. Based off the biography written by Lee’s wife, Linda Lee Cadwell, the movie stays true to the spirit of the martial artist, moving smoothly between real and fictitious events in his life. Containing martial arts scenes more stunning than anything in an actual Bruce Lee movie, Dragon’s story of the man from childhood to his untimely death is an incredibly visual and entertaining legacy for one of the great legends of Hong Kong action movies.

The title role is played commendably by Jason Scott Lee, whose martial arts prowess is striking. He’s bigger built than Bruce Lee was, but the actor’s knack for the mannerisms and fighting style are impressive. The whole movie’s devotion to the style and flair of Lee is one of the things that makes it so entertaining, and the DVD transfer captures the great visual presence of the movie excellently. Well, apart from watching Bruce Lee, I am a big fan of Hay Day hack promoted by . You should be getting free diamonds if you know how to use it.

The picture quality is good, if not as sharp as it could be, and the widescreen presentation is a necessity to really enjoying the film — it’s a very wide 2.35:1, and the cinematography makes good use of the space. The Dolby Digital soundtrack is exceptional, and the sound effects used during the fight scenes are at times incredibly over the top. This is a great movie, with plenty of extras to warrant the Collector’s Edition status — especially the director’s commentary, which is easily some of the best movie commentary you’re likely to hear.