Fist of Fury

Lo Wei · 1972
108min · DCP

Before ENTER THE DRAGON came another kung fu classic, FIST OF FURY, featuring Bruce Lee's martial arts prowess on display in its purest, rawest form.

Chen Zhen (Lee) returns to China and discovers his master has died. A nearby Japanese dojo antagonizes Chen and draws him out to fight the students there. Chen's problems with the Japanese school multiply as he faces continual harassment. As he investigates the circumstances of his master's death, he confronts the school and its leadership, and, in doing so, passes a point of no return, carrying out his own brand of justice that won't soon be forgotten.

Many performers would try to replicate Lee's swagger and style--especially in the "Bruceploitation" movies that were made in the wake of Lee's death--but none could come close to the effect he made on audiences and cinema worldwide.