The iconic martial artist Bruce Lee is returning to the big screen in a five-film retrospective exclusively at Cathay Cineplexes AMK Hub and West Mall on Aug 12-16.
The titles being showcased are The Big Boss, Way of the Dragon, Fist of Fury, Enter the Dragon, and Game of Death. The latter is the only one Lee didn’t finish making before his death in 1973 at age 32; the producers completed it using doubles.
The retrospective coincides with the release of Quentin Tarantino’s 1969-set magnum opus Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which features an appearance by Bruce Lee, played by Korean-American actor Mike Moh.
In May, Lee’s daughter, Shannon, told 8 DAYS that Bruce Lee Family Company, which she heads as CEO, has nothing to do with the film that stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a fictional fading actor and Brad Pitt as his stunt double.
That film, opening here Aug 15, has drawn the ire of Shannon who said it was disheartening to see her father portrayed as “an arrogant a-hole who was full of hot air.”
She told showbiz news website TheWrap: “It was really uncomfortable to sit in the theatre and listen to people laugh at my father.”
The Bruce Lee Family Company also didn’t participate in Donnie Yen’s Ip Man 4: The Finale (due December), which includes a cameo by the Jeet Kune Do founder.
If you have no idea how Bruce Lee changed martial arts and the way it's depicted in pop culture, the retrospective is a good place to start. Learn more about the screenings below.