Hong Kong, 1971, 100 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Lo Wei, Rated R, Mandarin and Cantonese with English Subtitles, Janus Films

The Big Boss

Saturday, April 23

"An essential watch for martial arts fans who haven't dived as deeply into Lee's career as they'd like to." —Gregory Lawrence, Collider

"The Big Boss instantly turned Bruce Lee into Hong Kong film royalty." —Kenneth Lowe, Paste Magazine

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4K Restoration

Enter a legend. Bruce Lee’s return to the Hong Kong film industry after a decade in America proved to be his big breakthrough, launching him to instant superstardom and setting a new standard for kung fu heroics. He commands the screen with his gravitas and explosive physicality in the role of a Chinese immigrant working at a Thai ice factory and sworn to an oath of nonviolence. When he discovers that the factory’s ruthless higher-ups are running a secret heroin ring and offing their own workers, his commitment to pacifism is put to the test. With his undeniable charisma and fluid, lightning-fast martial arts style, Lee is a revelation, streaking across the screen with a speed and power the likes of which had never been seen before.

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