Thanks to Shock Entertainment we have 3 double DVD packs of How Bruce Lee Changed the World and American Grindhouse to give away to Australian readers. To go into the draw for this giveaway email your name and address to email@example.com by September 13th. Please remember to put ‘Bruce Lee‘ in the subject line of the email.
With his laser-quick hands and feet, steely body, and vast knowledge of Chinese martial arts, Bruce Lee was a one-of-a-kind powerhouse, taking on and taking out the bad guys with gusto. His astonishing skills brought him fame and movie roles, but who knew the real man behind the flying arms and legs?
This groundbreaking documentary takes a completely new approach to Bruce Lee’s legacy. From his birth in San Francisco to his mysterious death at age 32, just three weeks before the opening of his only U.S film, Enter The Dragon. Along the way, Lee introduced ancient martial arts to the modern world, securing a permanent place in our popular culture.
More than just a biography, this cinematic journey travels across the United States, Asia and Europe taking Shannon Lee on a trip back to her father’s roots in Hong Kong and China. With seldom-seen interviews and rare home movies, hear as we explore How Bruce Lee Changed the World.
Features a stellar cast of contributors including Jackie Chan, LL Cool J, Stan Lee, Sugar Ray Leonard, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, musicians RZA from Wu Tang Clan, Damon Albarn and Lalo Schifrin, directors John Woo and Brett Ratner and comedians Margaret Cho and Eddie Griffin.
A tale 30,000 years in the making.
“Exploitation basically means there’s an element you can exploit.
It’s a hook to get them into the theater.”
— John Landis, from American Grindhouse
The feature-length documentary American Grindhouse explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shocking origins of this popular entertainment.
Exploitation Cinema has left an indelible mark on American culture, and this informative and amusing documentary proves that its principles—and popularity—endure to this day.
Starting at the turn of the 20th Century, Exploitation Cinema emerged from the tents of carnie sideshows, reared its ugly head in the first true Exploitation features like Traffic in Souls and Freaks, brushed shoulders with hard-boiled Film Noir in the ‘40s, came of age with the teen flicks of the ‘50s, razzed Hollywood’s stodgy Production Code with innumerable “Nudie Cuties” and “Roughies,” rode high on the hog with the biker pix of the ‘60s and pimp-slapped some jive turkeys during the “Blaxploitation” boom of the ‘70s. American Grindhouse takes a fascinating look at the films, filmmakers, hucksters and hustlers who made it all happen.
Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Robert Forster, this documentary boasts exclusive interviews with filmmakers Herschell Gordon Lewis, Joe Dante, Larry Cohen, Jack Hill, Fred Williamson, John Landis and many, many more—many of them speaking out in their first-ever oncamera interviews. Bursting with clips and scenes from more than 200 of the most jaw-dropping movies ever screened, American Grindhouse is poised to be the most comprehensive motion picture ever made on the subject of Exploitation Cinema.
So sit back, enjoy the show, use protection, don’t yell at the screen and—if you come back from the snack bar alive—keep repeating to yourself: “It’s only a documentary… only a documentary… only a documentary…”