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    As always, it's hard to tell from Screen caps...but those Fortune Star DVDs look a bit more natural than their Shout counterparts. I'm waiting for blu-ray, anyway, though,.

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    OK, this news is out. Coming from Shout! Factory 7/9/13 (if you order direct) or 8/9/13 if you don't...

    Witness the films of a man that would become a legend… an icon...Bruce Lee!

    This box set includes four of the films that would make Bruce Lee one of the most important martial artists ever to grace the screen. The set includes The Big Boss, Fist Of Fury, Way Of The Dragon and Game Of Death, all on both DVD and, for the first time, Blu-ray.

    Also included are three DVDs containing two documentaries, Bruce Lee: The Legend (and the original version Bruce Lee: The Man, The Legend) and I Am Bruce Lee, plus over two hours of bonus content exclusive to this set.

    Get ready to witness the legend of the dragon…

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    And I guess when they say on Blu for the first time they mean domestically, because there have been Japanese and HK releases already but they left lots of room for improvement. Hopefully these are new transfers. No specific word on language options or extras yet.
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    A few more bits and pieces from Cliff MacMillan's posts at Blu-ray.com:

    "If Shout included, say, an additional bonus disc or a book or something then I might consider pre-ordering from them directly, but, sorry, $102 plus shipping for four films is too rich for my blood."

    There is a bonus disc of extras

    "I'd love to be proven wrong, but I'm 99% certain these are the same transfers on every other BL blu-ray out there. While The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, and Way of the Dragon are true HD, I've said time and time again that Game of Death was an upconvert. Not only that, but the color correction on all of these was a pinch off... they're a tad too green/teal. As for the audio, I'm predicting Fortune Star's typical overprocessed 7.1/5.1 tracks with the horrid overlaid sound effects. If Shout adds original mono to these, then they'll be worth picking up. If not... waiting for a sale, if at all."

    We have color corrected the first three masters.
    Original Mono on the first two.
    If someone has the original mono for WAY, send me an PM.
    BIG BOSS also features a English dub never before used.. thanks to Toby Russell


    "So is it a blu/dvd combo pack or is it a separate disc for each of the movies for the original and american versions?"

    The four films are presented on DVD and BD on seperate discs... so eight discs.
    The docs and bonus discs are DVDs.


    "What about the full footage from the original "Game of Death" taken from "A Warrior's Journey"?"

    It will be on the disc.

    It's also noted that these will get separate releases but there's no date yet and they won't have all the extras.

    This could turn out to be a pretty amazing set.
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    I'm going to wait on these. Call me cheap, but 100 bucks is too rich for my blood for 4 films. The extras are nice, and yeah, there are lots of discs. Original mono on the first two films is cool, but not available for the others, and they've colour-corrected the first three films? So you're basically going to get the first two films with the proper audio, that hopefully look good, a third film that will hopefully look good and not have the original audio, and a fourth film that nobody apparently wanted to put any work into.

    Again, I don't like to sound negative, and I love Shout! Factory and the work they do, but they just released the films on DVD with no original audio, people who bought those have got to feel pretty ripped off, especially now that they can buy this set and get the proper audio on DVD and blu...for the first two films, anyway. I know you can't please everyone, but I'm over the inflated price because you get two formats (and in the case of the major studios, a digital copy). I don't need the films on both.

    Yeah, I'm a big Bruce Lee fan, but I'll wait.

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    In their defense, they did say the Blu-ray set was coming.

    We'll find out more in the coming weeks I'm sure. We don't know all the tech specs yet.

    And that price is the Shout! Direct price. I'd expect Amazon to have it at a better price.
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    Oh, I get that they said the blu-ray set was coming...but if I were a DVD person, I'd be like "Why did I just buy DVDs with shitty English dubs when they had transfers ready for DVD with original audio?" That was what I was saying, not, "Oh man, there are BLU-RAYS?"

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    Ah, gotcha. You do have a point.
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    Shout Factory's Bruce Lee Line Is Coming!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Tolch View Post
    I don't like to sound negative...
    Quoted for hilarity!

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    Shout Factory's Bruce Lee Line Is Coming!

    At least I know what Tolch's birthday/Christmas present is though.

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