Lee: Tracking The Dragon
(2014/MVD Visual DVD)
B Sound: B Extras: D Film: C
Lee: Tracking The Dragon is a 100 minute documentary that
accomplishes what it sets out to do: search for famous locations from
some of Bruce Lee's most memorable films, but doesn't really warrant
more than one viewing. Using clips from the films to compare and
contrast to what has changed over the years, the doc is directed and
hosted by John Little (A Warrior's Journey), who is a Bruce
Lee expert and a decent host for this adventure.
that are featured in the piece are The Big Boss, Fist of
Fury, The Way of the Dragon and perhaps the most infamous
of all Bruce Lee films - Enter the Dragon.
monasteries, ice factories, urban streets, and exotic corners of the
world Little explores the real life settings that comprised some of
Bruce Lee's legendary career. The film travels to Thailand, Macao,
Hong Kong, and Rome interviewing some locals that were there during
production and others that have just heard stories.
setback for the show is the score - which sounds like a cheap rip on
Hans Zimmer's Pirates of the Caribbean theme and is repeated
several times throughout. Some clips from the movies are composited
over the main image badly at times, blocking out some portions of the
shot that detract away from seeing the whole picture. Other than
that, the program isn't badly filmed and some of the animated bits
in standard definition with an anamorphically enhanced 1.77:1
widescreen aspect ratio, some shots are in softer detail then they
would be in high def but not terrible. The sound mix is a simple
lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo track that sounds fine for what it is,
but certainly isn't mind blowing.
you're a diehard Bruce Lee fan then you may want to check this out or
if you have an interest in visiting movie locations of the past, then
this will be a good guide.