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Bruce Lee Fights Back From the Grave

Bruceploitation



Bruce Lee Fights Back From The Grave (), also known as Visitor of America, is a 1976 Bruceploitation movie starring Bruce Lee impersonator and tae kwon do instructor Jun Chong (using the name Bruce K.L. Lea). The film was directed by Lee Doo-Yong, though persistent misinformation claims that the movie was directed by Italian horror director Umberto Lenzi.<></> The poster's artwork was very common among exploitation films.

Plot overview

The opening sequence of the movie shows a Bruce Lee imitator leaping out from under a tombstone after the grave is struck by lightning. While the title and intro of the movie imply a story involving Bruce Lee returning from the afterlife in order to do battle, the rest of the movie involves a plot having nothing to do with Bruce Lee.
Wong Han is a Korean people man trying to discover the truth behind the death of his brother Han Ji-Hyeok. He travels to United States and allies himself with a woman named Susan. Wong Han is harassed by a number of petty criminals and thugs in his attempt to find his friend. Eventually, he begins to suspect that Ji-Hyeok is still alive, and involved in a criminal racket (crime).

Cast

  • Jun Chong (credited as Bruce K.L. Lea) as Wong Han
  • Deborah Dutch as Susan
  • Sho Kosugi as Suzuki
==Critical reception==
The film currently has a rating of 3.2/10 on Internet Movie Database and a 57% rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. A review by Kevin "Fragmaster" Bowen on Something Awful gives the film an overall of 41, with 50 being the worst, and theore an overall rating of 18/100.<></> The film received a slight increase in popularity with James Rolfe (filmmaker) fans when it was discussed in January of 2013 by James Rolfe (filmmaker) and Mike Matei in the video, Mike's VHS Collection Update and Movie Talk.<></> A similar instance occurred when the two discussed the Icons of Horror Collection - Sam Katzman DVD in March of 2011.

Regional differences

The version of the film seen on UK and US videos and DVDs comes from an US edit of an English dub prepared in Hong Kong. Although the film was released in Korea in 1976, it is unknown as to whether or not the film had a release in Chinese markets. The music score for the Chinese/English version contains music lifted from the soundtracks to Rocky and Rollercoaster (1977 film), two films not released until after the Korean release date of this film. The sound effects on this version is typical HK sound effects rather than the sort heard in Korean films. The script for the English dub makes repeated erences to the Asian characters being Chinese, when the visual evidence is that they are Korean. The US distributors added the infamous "Bruce Lee" opening sequence.

Category:1976 films
Category:1970s action films
Category:Bruceploitation films
Category:Supernatural thriller films
Category:South Korean films

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