The Real Bruce Lee

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The Real Bruce Lee
Directed byJim Markovic
Written byLarry Dolgin
Dick Randall
Produced bySerafim Karalexis
Dick Randall
StarringBruce Lee
Bruce Li
Dragon Lee
Release date
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
93 minutes
118 minutes (British video version)[1]
CountriesSouth Korea
Hong Kong

The Real Bruce Lee, also known as Last Fist of Fury, is a 1977 martial arts documentary.

The version of the film that is commonly distributed in the West (USA) on public domain-type DVD and video labels runs 93 minutes in length. The British VHS-version released in 1979 runs 118 minutes.[1]


It begins with a brief biography of Bruce Lee, and shows scenes from four of his childhood films, Bad Boy, Orphan Sam, Kid Cheung, and The Carnival, each sepia-toned and given a fully new soundtrack with dubbed English dialogue and a disco soundtrack such as an instrumental version of Devil's Gun by C. J. & Company.

Next, there is a three-minute highlight reel of Lee imitator Bruce Li.

Finally, there is a feature-length Korean martial arts film titled 최후의 정무문, Choihui Jeongmumun (lit. "Last Fist of Fury"). The film is a spinoff of the Bruce Lee film Fist of Fury (1972) in which Japan has invaded China and started putting shame to the glorious past of the House of the Dragon kung-fu school. When they kill one of the pupils in an uneven match, a fellow fighter named Yǒu Lóng (龙友) who is also from the school has put his own life at risk after swearing to avenge his murdered kung-fu brother against every last foreign oppressor from Japan. The film stars another Bruce Lee imitator known as Dragon Lee.


In 2004, The Real Bruce Lee 2 was released.


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