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Young Bruce Lee (Blu-ray) (UK Version) Blu-ray Region B

Aarif Rahman (Actor) | Tony Leung Ka Fai (Actor) | Christy Chung (Actor) | Michelle Ye (Actor)
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On the 70th anniversary of the birth of Bruce Lee, the film world pays tribute to the legendary martial arts superstar with a biographical film based on the memoir of his younger brother Robert Lee. Unlike most other biopics about him, Bruce Lee, My Brother takes viewers back to his formative years. Robert Lee himself produced and participated in the creation of the script, which endeavors to make known the true stories of his world-famous sibling when they grew up together in Hong Kong. Produced by Manfred Wong (The Storm Riders) who also co-directed with Raymond Yip (Anna in Kungfu-Land), the action drama found its title character in Aarif Lee, who won the Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Performer trophy with his scene-stealing debut in the hit period drama Echoes of the Rainbow. Aarif's casting is deemed pitch-perfect not only for his physical resemblance to the martial arts icon but also his similar temperament and self-confidence. Besides, he specifically underwent training in kung fu and dancing in preparation for the role of a lifetime. Surrounding the promising young star is a superb cast that includes Tony Leung Ka Fai, Christy Chung, and Jennifer Tse (Nicholas Tse's sister) in her film debut, as well as a number of star cameos.

Bruce Lee, My Brother provides a rounded portrayal of the man behind the myth with detailed and authentic tales from his childhood and adolescence, complete with lots of interesting anecdotes never revealed before. Born in San Francisco on November 27, 1940, Bruce Lee was still a baby when his father, Cantonese opera artist Lee Hoi Chuen (Tony Leung) brought his wife Grace Ho (Christy Chung) and the children back to Hong Kong to stay close to his mother (Lee Heung Kam) and sister (Michelle Ye) on the eve of the outbreak of WWII. Bruce the little brat starred in his first film, Fung Fung's (Cheung Tat Ming) The Kid at the tender age of nine, and his cinematic connection later led him to his first taste of romance with Man Yee (Jennifer Tse) and Man Lan (Gong Mi), daughters of movie stars Tso Tat Wah (Eddie Cheung) and Leung Sing Por, respectively. But Bruce's real passion was always in martial arts, and the teenager took to the Wing Chun kung fu under the tutelage of Master Ip Man. Together with buddies Little Unicorn (MC Jin), Ngun (Hanjin Tan), and Kwong (Zhang Yishan), the hot-blooded young punk enjoyed picking fights with people, and that eventually sent him into the crosshairs of both the triad and the police...

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Product Title: Young Bruce Lee (Blu-ray) (UK Version) 李小龍 (Blu-ray) (英國版) 李小龙 (Blu-ray) (英国版) 李小龍 (Blu-ray) (UK版) Young Bruce Lee (Blu-ray) (UK Version)
Also known as: Bruce Lee My Brother Bruce Lee My Brother Bruce Lee My Brother Bruce Lee My Brother Bruce Lee My Brother
Artist Name(s): Aarif Rahman (Actor) | Tony Leung Ka Fai (Actor) | Christy Chung (Actor) | Michelle Ye (Actor) | Zhang Yi Shan | Wilfred Lau (Actor) | Jennifer Tse (Actor) | Hanjin Tan (Actor) | Gong Mi (Actor) 李 治廷 (Actor) | 梁 家輝 (Actor) | 鍾麗緹 (Actor) | 葉 璇 (Actor) | 張一山 | 劉浩龍 (Actor) | 謝婷婷 (Actor) | 陳 奐仁 (Actor) | 貢 米 (Actor) 李 治廷 (Actor) | 梁 家辉 (Actor) | 锺丽缇 (Actor) | 叶璇 (Actor) | 张一山 | 刘浩龙 (Actor) | 谢婷婷 (Actor) | 陈 奂仁 (Actor) | 贡 米 (Actor) 李治廷(アーリフ・リー) (Actor) | 梁家輝 (レオン・カーファイ) (Actor) | 鍾麗緹 (クリスティー・チョン) (Actor) | 葉璇 (ミッシェル・イップ) (Actor) | Zhang Yi Shan | 劉浩龍(ウィルフレッド・ラウ) (Actor) | ジェニファー・ツェー (Actor) | 陳奐仁 (ハンジン・タン) (Actor) | Gong Mi (Actor) Aarif Rahman (Actor) | Tony Leung Ka Fai (Actor) | Christy Chung (Actor) | Michelle Ye (Actor) | Zhang Yi Shan | Wilfred Lau (Actor) | Jennifer Tse (Actor) | Hanjin Tan (Actor) | Gong Mi (Actor)
Director: Man Chuen | Raymond Yip 文雋 | 葉偉民 文隽 | 叶伟民 文雋(マンフレッド・ウォン) | 葉偉民 (イップ・ワイマン) Man Chuen | Raymond Yip
Producer: Man Chuen 文雋 文隽 文雋(マンフレッド・ウォン) Man Chuen
Blu-ray Region Code: B - Europe, Africa, Oceania (including Australia and New Zealand), Middle East, French Territories, Greenland What is it?
Release Date: 2011-05-30
Language: Cantonese
Subtitles: English
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: PAL, [HD] High Definition What is it?
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Duration: 130 (mins)
Publisher: Cine-Asia (UK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024202864

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No English language track, just English subtitles & no other subtitles(Cantonese 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio & Cantonese 2.0 Dolby Digital )
-Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Bey Logan
Trailer Gallery
Deleted Scenes
Production Diary Gallery
Memories of the Master - Cine Asia World Exclusive
An Introduction to Cine Asia

Producer: Man Chuen
Director: Man Chuen , Yip Wai Man

Known as 'The Little Dragon' to legions of adoring fans, Bruce Lee is regarded by many as the greatest martial arts legend who ever lived. Now, discover his amazing untold story in this stunning biopic from the studio that brought you Jet Li's Warlords and the acclaimed Infernal Affairs Trilogy.

From his birth on November 27th 1940 to his departure for San Francisco in 1959, discover how Bruce Lee lived through war and persecution and survived the brutal street-gangs of 1950's Hong Kong before going on to live his dreams.

Produced by Robert Lee, Bruce Lee's younger brother, and based on his own first-hand experience, Young Bruce Lee is a breathtaking and evocative homage to the man who, uniquely, brought the power and majesty of Chinese Kung Fu to millions around the world.

Showcasing an incredible hi-impact tribute to the celebrated Coliseum fight from Way of the Dragon, Young Bruce Lee is an inspirational motion picture event that is not to be missed!
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Professional Review of "Young Bruce Lee (Blu-ray) (UK Version)"

February 16, 2011

This professional review refers to Bruce Lee My Brother (2010) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Produced to coincide with the 70th anniversary of his birth, Bruce Lee, My Brother is a part-fictionalised biopic of the legendary star, based upon the memoirs of his younger brother Robert Lee, who was himself involved with the writing of the script. The film was directed by Manfred Wong (The Storm Riders) and Raymond Yip (Anna in Kung Fu Land), and endeavours to tell the story of Lee's generally less well known early years. Charged with doing justice to the weighty role of one of the most popular and internationally recognisable stars of all time is Aarif Lee, who recently impressed with his award winning turn in Echoes of the Rainbow with a supporting cast that includes Tony Leung Ka Fai, Christy Chung, and Jennifer Tse.

Beginning from the very beginning with his birth in San Francisco in 1940, the film follows Bruce Lee, or Phoenix (Aarif Lee) as he was then nicknamed, as he grows up in Hong Kong after his Cantonese opera performer father Lee Hoi Chuen (Tony Leung) decides to move his family back home. As well as his acting career, which kicked off at the age of just nine with The Kid, the film charts his wild teenage times with pals Little Unicorn (MC Jin), Ngun (Hanjin Tan), and Kwong (Zhang Yishan), as they enter dance contests and chase girls, including the lovely Man Yee (Jennifer Tse) and Man Lan (Gong Mi). Although good hearted, Lee gets into his fair share of troubles with both the police and the Triads, often landing his friends and family in hot water.

To get the most obvious point out of the way first, anyone expecting all out action, or a film anything much like any of Lee's own works, may well be disappointed with Bruce Lee, My Brother. Certainly, the film is first and foremost a biopic, and one which follows the legendary star's early years, focusing more on his relationships with friends and his gradual progress in his cinematic career rather than his training as a martial artist. This does give it something different to say, with Lee's fascinating formative period being less familiar with casual viewers, and the film is (thankfully) a very different affair to the Hollywood effort Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story. In this regard, the film again may not be what was expected, with more scenes of domestic drama, dancing and girl problems than fighting of any sort. However, this works very well, and the film is engaging throughout, not only for fans of Lee, but as a historical outing in general, and should also grab the attention of anyone interested in the Hong Kong film industry. Although, as can be guessed from the title and the involvement of Robert Lee, the film isn't particularly critical or even handed (it does openly admit from the start to being somewhat fictionalised), it does make an effort to show some of the great man's character flaws and youthful impetuousness, and goes some way to show how several bad decisions came to shape his future character and philosophy.

The film's cast gives it a huge boost, with Aarif Lee managing to successfully pull off the inevitable task of portraying the legendary star, balancing his cockiness with an understated sense of depth in convincing fashion. Though in part his believability in the role is also down to his resemblance to Lee, his performance anchors the film and adds an all important charisma to its central role. The supporting cast are generally good, with Tony Leung Ka Fai on excellent form as his opium smoking, tough but fair father, whose personality plays a big part in the film and indeed in understanding Lee's development.

There are a few flashes of action here and there, and Wong and Yip's direction is pleasingly energetic, giving the film a fun and upbeat feel. Most of this comes in the form of Lee running from trouble rather than actually getting to show off his skills, with his encounters with Ip Man not featuring until the last act. Though the fight scenes are well handled and reasonably exciting, oddly enough they have the feel of having been added in or exaggerated in terms of importance in order to please the audience. Lee's bouts with a cocky Western boxer are a prime example of this, as though by no means superfluous, they are a little too similar to sequences in countless other similarly themed films of late, including Ip Man and True Legend to name but two. The Japanese invasion theme, although true to life, are similarly a touch tired.

Such criticisms are pretty much par for the course when it comes to modern Chinese blockbusters, and they never really derail Bruce Lee, My Brother or undermine its effectiveness. Although its accuracy may be questionable in places, it still presents an entertaining portrait of the young man who would grow to be the biggest martial arts star of all time, and is solid enough to appeal even to non fans as a well told historical biopic.

by James Mudge -

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