Need a fix of Bruce Lee – the man, the myth and the legacy? Then check out our review of the new to Blu-ray doc “I Am Bruce Lee” out now from Shout! Factory. The truth behind the legend (and it’s review!) lies below.
Title: “I Am Bruce Lee”
Grade: 3 1/2
Cast: Shannon Lee, Linda Lee Cadwell, Bob Wall
Director: Pete McCormack
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 94 minutes
Release Company: Shout! Factory
The Flick: It’s fine to see various celebs and famous friends wax nostalgic about what Bruce was like and his influence on them. Though what truly makes this doc stand out is not only the personal footage of early Bruce both talking and performing, but the candid and lesser heard stories from both Bruce’s widow Linda and daughter Shannon. Told by the ladies who knew him well, we finally get a glimpse into Bruce the man and his mindset behind some of his very askew and controversial decisions professionally and personally. To get it right from the horse’s mouth is to be truly enlightened – this doc is bright with insight.
Best Feature: ‘Backyard Training’ features more rare Bruce Lee from personal films with footage of home movies and even more from Shannon and Linda – amazing stuff.
Best Hidden Gem: ‘Bruce’s Lee’s Hollywood Audition’ shows right up front what a poised, candid and insightful star Bruce would finally become.
Worth the Moola: Again for those who are looking for more on the man then the surface stuff, this doc finally gives you the depth fans crave.
Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Shout! Factory