Friday, June 23, 2023

Enter The Clones of Bruce (2023) Tribeca 2023

This is a look at the Bruce Lee knock off films that followed in the wake of Lee's passing. Officially there are 88 however the actual number is closer to 200.

Seven years in the making the film was being worked on until the very last minute. Despite being accepted into Tribeca the film had to be recut at the last minute when the man who was Bruce Li agreed to talk 4 weeks before the festival. I can only image what had to be lost, as well as I'm curious what the original three hour cut of the film looked like.

While the film seems to be a bit rambling, no doubt the result of a last minute editing, I really enjoyed this film a great deal. It was wonderful to hear all the stories about the making of the films. It made me want to go and pull out the films I have in my collection and watch them (A box set with this doc and some titles is coming soon)

 I had a blast.

After the world premiere screening there was a Q&A (see below) which was great fun and absolutely not long enough.

Highly recommended to anyone who ever heard about the clones of Bruce Lee.

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