American Genre Film Archive Presents: The Dragon Lives Again

$ 11.00

Thursday 11:40pm - 1:15am in Auditorium 5

Director: Kei Law

Bruce Lee is dead! Long live Bruce Lee! Not even slightly inconvenienced by the lack of an actual living Bruce Lee, opportunistic producers unleashed a late '70s tidal wave of Brucesploitation movies starring martial artists with names like Bruce Li, Bruce Le and Bruce Leong. As the trend reached peak saturation, the gimmicks (and titles) got weirder: BRUCE LEE VS. SUPERMEN, BRUCE LEE VS. THE CLONES OF BRUCE LEE, and the notorious BRUCE LEE VS. GAY POWER! 

And none of them are as weird as THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN, which begins exactly where Bruce's life ended. The now-dead Lee finds himself in Hell, where after incurring the wrath of the King of the Underworld, he meets Popeye the Sailor Man at a bar. Sound weird yet? A coalition of criminals led by "The Exorcist" and including such illustrious members as James Bond, Clint Eastwood, "The Godfather," Emmanuelle and Dracula begin plotting against the King and attempting to kill Bruce.

This is lawless, fearless, out-of-control genre filmmaking at its best. Expect wacky slapstick, weird sex jokes, and genuine Kung Fu fighting set to music stolen from every popular soundtrack of its day.

American Genre Film Archive Presents: The Dragon Lives Again

$ 11.00

Thursday 11:40pm - 1:15am in Auditorium 5

Director: Kei Law

Bruce Lee is dead! Long live Bruce Lee! Not even slightly inconvenienced by the lack of an actual living Bruce Lee, opportunistic producers unleashed a late '70s tidal wave of Brucesploitation movies starring martial artists with names like Bruce Li, Bruce Le and Bruce Leong. As the trend reached peak saturation, the gimmicks (and titles) got weirder: BRUCE LEE VS. SUPERMEN, BRUCE LEE VS. THE CLONES OF BRUCE LEE, and the notorious BRUCE LEE VS. GAY POWER! 

And none of them are as weird as THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN, which begins exactly where Bruce's life ended. The now-dead Lee finds himself in Hell, where after incurring the wrath of the King of the Underworld, he meets Popeye the Sailor Man at a bar. Sound weird yet? A coalition of criminals led by "The Exorcist" and including such illustrious members as James Bond, Clint Eastwood, "The Godfather," Emmanuelle and Dracula begin plotting against the King and attempting to kill Bruce.

This is lawless, fearless, out-of-control genre filmmaking at its best. Expect wacky slapstick, weird sex jokes, and genuine Kung Fu fighting set to music stolen from every popular soundtrack of its day.