Looks like the legacy of Bruce Lee documentaries will have a new and ambitious addition to its ranks with I Am Bruce Lee. This exploration of the legendary martial arts star’s life includes his family, friends and a variety of famous fans as well as some rare footage. Shout! Factory will be releasing this documentary on blu-ray and DVD, with both versions featuring a plentiful array of extras. Better yet, the comments at the end of the press release hint at more releases in 2013 that will honor Lee’s memory. Read on for all dragon-fueled details…
Critically Acclaimed Film Celebrating the Life and Times of
The World’s Most Celebrated Martial Artist and Cultural Icon
I AM BRUCE LEE
FEATURING RARE FOOTAGE, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS, INSIGHTFUL INTERVIEWS AND APPEARANCES BY LINDA LEE CADWELL, SHANNON LEE, KOBE BRYANT, MANNY PACQUIAO, MICKEY ROURKE, ED O’NEILL, RECORDING ARTIST TABOO (BLACK EYED PEAS), GINA CARANO, REGINALD HUDLIN AND MUCH MORE!
OWN IT ON BLU-RAY™ and DVD JANUARY 15, 2013
AVAILABLE IN STORES EVERYWHERE FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
Los Angeles, Calif., October 25, 2012— Despite his sudden death in 1973 at the age of 32, legendary icon Bruce Lee continues to influence the world of martial arts, popular culture and entertainment to this day. On January 15, 2013, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), the commercial and brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, will release the acclaimed documentary feature I AM BRUCE LEE on Blu-ray and DVD. Boasting a wide array of special bonus content, captivating interviews and archived materials, I AM BRUCE LEE is a must-have for Bruce Lee fans, collectors and pop culture enthusiasts. (SRP: Blu-ray $26.97; DVD $19.93)
Fans and collectors can preorder now at ShoutFactory.com or Amazon.com
Produced by Derik Murray, Network Entertainment, Bruce Lee Enterprises and Leeway Media Group, and directed by Pete McCormack, I AM BRUCE LEE delves deeper into the compelling saga behind Bruce Lee than ever before and deftly unravels Lee’s fascinating life through his own words and visually stunning actions, as well as through the eyes of his family, close friends and luminaries from the world of sports and entertainment. The film also examines Lee’s connections to the modern field of Mixed Martial Arts.
Among the notable luminaries featured in this film are NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, renowned boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, Academy Award® nominated actor Mickey Rourke, Emmy Award winning actor Ed O’Neill, actress and MMA fighter Gina Carano, multiplatinum recording artist Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and UFC President Dana White, who calls Lee the “Father of Mixed Martial Arts.” Other interviews featured in the film include celebrated writer and director Reginald Hudlin, boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, and MMA fighters Cung Le and Stephan Bonnar. The people who knew Lee best, his daughter Shannon Lee and wife Linda Lee Cadwell, as well as his friends and associates including legendary martial artists Dan Inosanto, Bob Wall and Gene LeBell, offer unprecedented insights into his private life and career.
Their candid perspectives, in combination with rarely seen videos, archival photos and footage from Lee’s groundbreaking martial arts action films, further establish I AM BRUCE LEE as the definitive look at a man whose legacy will endure forever.
I AM BRUCE LEEBlu-ray and DVD
Backyard Training – Bruce Lee’s Personal Films
Inspiration – Bruce Lee’s Global Impact
Bruce Lee In Action
Bruce Lee’s Hollywood Audition
Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)/Dolby Digital Stereo/2012/Color/94 minutes
Shout! Factory will be honoring Bruce Lee’s legacy with an exciting lineup of home entertainment releases in 2013, beginning with I AM BRUCE LEEBlu-ray and DVD. Additional news will be announced in forthcoming months.