The Big Boss (1971)

Lo Wei and Wu Chia Hsiang direct Bruce Lee, Maria Ye and James Tien in this martial arts movie where an immigrant worker at an ice factory in Thailand tries to keep his vow not to fight despite plenty of bullying and crime.

Teases us for the first half with Bruce resisting the urge to get his top off and kick ass. When he finally cracks it is a lot of fun, though pretty tame by Jackie or Jet Li standards. This feels more competently made than its cult reputation requires and it always seems to get me in the right mood, in spite of its meat and potatoes ambitions.


Perfect Double Bill: Game Of Death (1978)

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