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When in 1973, Bruce Lee died all of a sudden on the verge of
international stardom, many (Western) producers moved in to try to exploit
the void Bruce Lee has left in their own, special way - and thus, the bruceploitation-subgenre
was born, consisting of films claiming to be about or even starring
Bruce Lee, and these films were pretty much as bad as you would expect
them to be, but at the same time often quite hilarious.
Producer Dick Randall made more than his fair share of bruceploitation
flicks and his flick The Clones of Bruce Lee is easily the bruceploitation
movie with the funniest title.
The Young Bruce Lee differs a bit from Randall's usual output as
it is supposed to be a documentary and does feature condensed versions of
4 of Bruce Lee's films as a child actor, Kid Cheung (Bruce's first
starring role from 1947), The Bad Boy, Carnival and Orphan
Sam (Bruce's last Hong Kong film from 1958 before he moved to the USA)
- which does make this film interesting at least for die-hard Bruce Lee
fans and film-historians. But for some reason, Randall has run out of
vintage material after an hur of film, so the rest of the film is filled
up with fight scenes featuring Bruce Lee-look-alike Bruce Li while the
off-screen narrator recounts Bruce's further history, up to his death -
which somehow seems strange, but also in a way rather endearing ...