The Big Boss, 40 Years Anniversary

Today is the big day, the day of The Big Boss! 40 years ago Bruce Lee presented one of his few greatest martial arts movies THE BIG BOSS aka FISTS OF FURY, the Bruce Lee debut martial arts movie. Already popular in Asia for his role on the television series THE GREEN HORNET, Lee exploded on the scene with this violent Lo Wei film and set the framework for his image as the world’s first and most popular martial arts movie star. However, both Jimmy Wang Yu and Lo Lieh deserve credit for preceding Lee in introducing audiences to what would become the new kung fu movie genre, respectively with Hong Kong’s first “modern” kung fu movie THE CHINESE BOXER and KING BOXER, which hit U.S. shores as FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH, shortly before Lee’s FIST OF FURY floored American audiences...