Double Dragon: Bruceploitation Double Feature
The Dragon Lives Again / Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave
association with Exhumed Films. Special thanks to Harry Guerro.
after the tragic death of Bruce Lee in 1973, a host of martial arts action
films began to fill the void by paying tribute or simply crassly imitating the
films of the Hong Kong superstar. “Bruceploitation” was born as a subgenre and
flourished throughout the 1970s with outlandish plots and a cavalcade of Bruce
Dragon Lives Again
Dir. Kei Law, Hong Kong, 1977, DCP, 96 min.
death, Bruce Lee finds himself in hell where he must battle a cast of
“underworld” figures including Dracula, James Bond and Clint Eastwood’s
spaghetti western character “The Man with No Name.” This absurd adventure is
equal parts slapstick comedy and fist-flying Kung Fu blowout.
Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave
Dir. Lee Doo-Yong, Korea, 1976, 35mm, 97 min.
strikes the grave of Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee, releasing him back into the
world ready to battle once again. Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave
follows Lee imitator Jun Chong (aka Bruce K.L. Lea) as he finds himself in Los
Angeles to avenge the death of his brother.