'I Am Bruce Lee' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT by

An action icon lives again on Blu-ray this January.

In an early announcement to retailers, Shout Factory is readying 'I Am Bruce Lee' for Blu-ray on January 15.

Despite his sudden death in 1973 at the age of 32, legendary icon Bruce Lee continues to influence the world of martial arts, popular culture and entertainment to this day.

Produced by Derik Murray, Network Entertainment, Bruce Lee Enterprises and Leeway Media Group, and directed by Pete McCormack, I AM BRUCE LEE delves deeper into the compelling saga behind Bruce Lee than ever before and deftly unravels Lee’s fascinating life through his own words and visually stunning actions, as well as through the eyes of his family, close friends and luminaries from the world of sports and entertainment. The film also examines Lee’s connections to the modern field of Mixed Martial Arts.

Among the notable luminaries featured in this film are NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, renowned boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, Academy Award® nominated actor Mickey Rourke, Emmy Award winning actor Ed O’Neill, actress and MMA fighter Gina Carano, multiplatinum recording artist Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and UFC President Dana White, who calls Lee the “Father of Mixed Martial Arts.” Other interviews featured in the film include celebrated writer and director Reginald Hudlin, boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, and MMA fighters Cung Le and Stephan Bonnar. The people who knew Lee best, his daughter Shannon Lee and wife Linda Lee Cadwell, as well as his friends and associates including legendary martial artists Dan Inosanto, Bob Wall and Gene LeBell, offer unprecedented insights into his private life and career.

Their candid perspectives, in combination with rarely seen videos, archival photos and footage from Lee’s groundbreaking martial arts action films, further establish I AM BRUCE LEE as the definitive look at a man whose legacy will endure forever.

Specs haven't been revealed yet, but supplements will include Backyard Training – Bruce Lee’s Personal Films; Inspiration – Bruce Lee’s Global Impact; Bruce Lee In Action; and Bruce Lee’s Hollywood Audition Theatrical Trailer.

Order directly from ShoutFactory.com and receive a limited-edition exclusive 18”x24” I AM BRUCE LEE poster. This is only available while supplies last.

The suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $26.97.

You can find the latest specs for 'I Am Bruce Lee' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 15.

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I Am Bruce Lee (Blu-ray)
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