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  • Severin Films Releasing The Game Of Clones: Brucesploitation Collection

    Looks like this is now going to be called The Game Of Clones: Brucesploitation Collection Vol. 1 and it's coming in June!

    https://severinfilms.com/collections...y-box-set-book

    “Many films tried to capitalize on the popularity of Bruce Lee. Some amped up the craziness as far as it would go. Others played it straight, delivering seriously good films. At its best, Bruceploitation was some of the most uninhibited and exciting martial arts cinema of the age.” Den Of Geek

    8 DISC COLLECTION INCLUDES 14 RESTORED BRUCEPLOITATION CLASSICS PLUS THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE WITH 100 PAGE BOOK OF ESSAYS, POSTERS & RARE PHOTOS AND OVER 24 COMBINED HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES

    Hours after Bruce Lee’s death, Bruceploitation was born. And for the next 10 years, talented martial artists were enlisted to mimic iconic aspects of Lee’s life, style and mannerisms. Fueled by equal parts deception and demand, these films instead created one of the most wildly entertaining sub-genres in movie history. THE GAME OF CLONES: BRUCEPLOITATION COLLECTION VOLUME 1 now presents 14 of the very best – and frequently very bizarre – films starring Bruce Li, Bruce Le, Dragon Lee, Bruce Liang and more, all restored for the first time ever from original elements. Then in the “fascinating gem of a documentary” (Culture Mix) ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE, director David Gregory tracks down the surviving Bruces – along with martial arts legends, producers, directors, distributors, historians and more – to reveal the entire shocking and bittersweet saga behind a celluloid phenomenon that still refuses to die.

    Disc 1:

    ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE (2023)

    Runtime: 94 mins
    Stereo Audio / English Subtitles, Chinese Subtitles, French Subtitles
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary With Co-Executive Producer/Director David Gregory, Co-Producers Frank Djeng, Vivian Wong And Michael Worth And Director Of Photography Jim Kunz
    • Working At Shaw Brothers – Outtakes With Godfrey Ho, David Chiang, Yasuaki Kurata, Lee Chiu, Lo Meng, Mars And Phillip Ko
    • Bruce Lee And I – Outtakes With Sammo Hung, Phillip Ko, Yasuaki Kurata, Mars, Angela Mao, Andre Morgan, Lee Tso Nam And More
    • The Lost World Of Kung Fu Film Negatives – Outtakes With Godfrey Ho, Joseph Lai, Angela Mao, Lee Tso Nam And Film Preservationists
    • Bruce's Hong Kong – Location Tour With Frank Djeng
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth
    • Trailers

    Disc 2:

    THE CLONES OF BRUCE LEE (1980)

    Runtime: 90 mins
    English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary With Michael Worth And Frank Djeng, Co-Producers Of ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE; Bruce Lee Historian Brandon Bentley; Chris Poggiali, Co-Author Of These Fists Break Bricks; Matthew Whitaker, Co-Host Of The Clones Cast; Action Film Historian Mike Leader; Stunt Coordinator/Author John Kreng; And Rick Benn, Brother Of Actor Jon T. Benn
    • The Big Boss Remembered – Interview With Actor Jon T. Benn
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth
    • Trailer

    ENTER THREE DRAGONS (1978)

    Runtime: 87 mins
    English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    Special Features:
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth
    • Trailer

    Disc 3:

    ENTER THE GAME OF DEATH (1978)

    Runtime: 90 mins
    English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    Special Features:
    • Partial Audio Commentary With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth
    • Scene Specific Commentary With Actor Chi Ling Chiu
    • Kung Fu Movie Hustle – Interview With Chi Ling Chiu
    • Talking A Good Game – Roundtable Discussion With Martial Artists/Kung Fu Film Experts Tatevik Hunanyan, John Kreng, Ron Strong And Michael Worth
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth
    • Trailer

    GOODBYE, BRUCE LEE: HIS LAST GAME OF DEATH (1975)

    Runtime: 83 mins
    English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary With Frank Djeng, Co-Producer Of ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE, With Contributions From Chris Poggiali, Co-Author Of These Fists Break Bricks
    • The Last Kung Fu Picture Show – The Bay Area's Movie Theater Era
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth
    • Radio Spot
    • Trailer

    Disc 4:

    THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN (1977)

    Runtime: 91 mins
    English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary With Michael Worth And Frank Djeng, Co-Producers Of ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE
    • Deleted Scenes From French Version
    • Audio Essay By Cult Cinema Critic Lovely Jon
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth
    • Trailer

    BRUCE AND THE IRON FINGER (1979)

    Runtime: 89 mins
    English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth
    • My First Bruceploitation – Roundtable Discussion With Martial Artists/Kung Fu Film Experts Tatevik Hunanyan, John Kreng, Ron Strong And Michael Worth
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth
    • U.S. Trailer
    • Hong Kong Trailer

    Disc 5:

    CHALLENGE OF THE TIGER (1980)

    Runtime: 89 mins
    English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth And Film Historian C. Courtney Joyner
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth
    • Trailer

    CAMEROON CONNECTION (1984)

    Runtime: 91 mins
    French Mono / English Subtitles
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary With Writer/Criterion Reflections Podcast Host David Blakeslee
    • Lights... Cameroon... Action! – The Life And Films Of Alphonse Beni
    • 2022 Q&A With Alphonse Beni At Cine Club N'Kah
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth

    Disc 6:

    SUPER DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY (1974)

    Runtime: 93 mins
    English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    Special Features:
    • Partial Audio Commentary With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth
    • TV Spot
    • Trailer

    THE DRAGON LIVES (1976)

    Runtime: 87 mins
    English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary With Actress Caryn White Stedman And Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth
    • Audio Interview With "He’s A Legend, He’s A Hero" Songwriter Anders Gustav Nelsson
    • The Taiwan Connection – Interview With Caryn White Stedman
    • Bruce Biopics – Roundtable Discussion With Martial Artists/Kung Fu Film Experts Tatevik Hunanyan, John Kreng, Ron Strong And Michael Worth
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth
    • TV Spots

    Disc 7:

    THE DRAGON, THE HERO (1980)

    Runtime: 87 mins
    English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary With Director Godfrey Ho And Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth
    • Godfrey, The Hero – Interview With Director Godfrey Ho
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth
    • Trailer

    RAGE OF THE DRAGON (1980)

    Runtime: 90 mins
    English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth With Contributions From Chris Poggiali, Co-Author Of These Fists Break Bricks
    • Kung Fu Theaters – Roundtable Discussion With Martial Artists/Kung Fu Film Experts Tatevik Hunanyan, John Kreng, Ron Strong And Michael Worth
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth
    • Trailer

    Disc 8 (Webstore Exclusive Bonus Disc):

    THE BIG BOSS PART II (1976)

    Runtime: 91 mins
    Cantonese Mono / Burned-In English Subtitles, Burned-In Chinese Subtitles
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

    Special Features:
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth
    • Trailer

    THE BLACK DRAGON VS. THE YELLOW TIGER (1974)

    Runtime: 88 mins
    English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth With Contributions From Actor Clint Robinson
    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth
    • Trailer

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  • #2
    Vol. 1 !!!

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    • #3
      Good ploy to make the rarest title a webstore exclusive. Or was the print too knackered to include as one of the main titles?
      I'm bitter, I'm twisted, James Joyce is fucking my sister.

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      • #4
        Crafty bastards

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        • #5
          Originally posted by agent999 View Post
          Good ploy to make the rarest title a webstore exclusive. Or was the print too knackered to include as one of the main titles?

          I'm missing it, which one is the rarest title? Not too familiar with any of these I think.

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          • #6
            I'm assuming he means The Big Boss Part II

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            • #7
              Yeah I assume the prints on the bonus disc are probably pretty scuffed, especially since Big Boss Part II has the burned-in Chinese/English subs. Still annoying to make it a webstore exclusive but I guess the margins these days are tight enough you gotta entice those pre-orders.

              Looks like a fantastic set overall, fucking wild that we're getting more Godfrey Ho on Blu-ray. My only big complaint is that most films only have the English dub which is hopefully because that's all they had access to, as opposed to Severin simply not wanting to shell out the cost of having new translations done.

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              • #8
                For my preference, I think the English dubs are the most entertaining way of watching these. But it would have been nice to have original audio and subs as well where available.
                I'm bitter, I'm twisted, James Joyce is fucking my sister.

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                • #9
                  Rock! Shock! Pop!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by agent999 View Post
                    For my preference, I think the English dubs are the most entertaining way of watching these. But it would have been nice to have original audio and subs as well where available.
                    Someone said they posted that some of Vol. 2 titles will have the original audio.

                    As a birthday treat to myself I went ahead and ordered this and the 4-disc Cemetery Man UHD/Blu-ray set (hope the 2nd disc of extras is worth the $). $135 isn't a bad deal for 8-discs and a 100 page book.

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