Fist of Fury

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Posted On: January 10, 2009
Posted In: All Movies, Bruce Lee Movies, Kung Fu Fighting, Kung Fu Movies, Martial Arts Movies
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Bruce Lee plays a martial arts student who returns to his former school to find that his beloved teacher has been murdered. Set in Shanghai in the 1930s, the Japanese are in control, and it is one of their Bushido schools that is responsible for this outrage. Knowing that the authorities will not attempt to bring justice to the killers, Lee seeks to restore honor to his institute and mentor with fearsome revenge. The screen presence of Bruce Lee is undeniably strong. His fluidity and grace in Kung Fu is amazing to watch, and he compresses the rage of a tormented culture into a physical art of retribution that propels this film into the league of all-time great Kung Fu Movie classics. In making this film, Lee tapped into a powerful sentiment that the normally undemonstrative Chinese audiences of the time stood up and applauded. Lee’s visceral performance in this film is nothing short of mesmerizing. Enjoy! Thomas DiSanto