Fist of Fury

Friday, August 18 - Saturday, August 26, 2023

“Bruce Lee is at his most awe-inspiringly ferocious in this blistering follow-up to his star-making turn in The Big Boss, which turned out to be an even greater success than its predecessor. Set in 1910s Shanghai, Fist of Fury casts Lee as a marital arts student who, after his revered master is murdered by a rival dojo of Japanese imperialists, sets out to defend the honor of both his school and of the Chinese people, with his fatal punch his preferred weapon of choice. Elevating Lee to a hero of near folkloric proportions, this historical revenge fantasy blends its stunning action set pieces with a strong anti-colonialist statement and a potent dose of the fierce cultural pride which the actor embodied.” – Janus Films

?My personal favorite of The Bruce Lee collection;For a man as Mythical and with such a defined legacy as Lee, I find FIST OF FURY to be his purest representation of cinematic martial arts. A low commitment movie, with a uniquely cool atmosphere, something for everyone to enjoy! Be there, or you’ll miss all the heavenly glory!!”

-Staff Pick by Josiah P., Usher

Screening as part of our series Staff Picks Summer-Fall 2023.

  • Country Hong Kong
  • Year 1972
  • Running Time 107 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Janus
  • Director Wei Lo
  • Cast Bruce Lee, Nora Miao
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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