"I just can't recommend this one. Not even for shits and giggles. Not even to potheads or drunks."
- Mighty Peking Man
The Dragon Lives Again (1976)
Director: Lo Ke
Writer: Ke Shek, Leung Wai
Producer: Alex Gouw, H. Gozali
Cast: Bruce Leong (aka Hsaio Liang or Siu-Lung Leung), Eric Tsang, Simon Yuen Siu Ting, Alexander Grand, Jenny, Sraina Sai, Chang Li
Running Time: 90 min.
Plot: See review below.
Availability: This title is available at HKflix.com
MIGHTY PEKING MAN'S REVIEW: "Dragon Lives Again" (no relation to the superior Bruce Li film, "The Dragon Lives") is fantasy-comedy flick that takes place after Bruce Lee's passing in 1973. The film starts with Bruce (Bruce Leong) rising from his death and waking up in a mysterious after-life universe where people like James Bond, The Godfather, The Blind Swordsman, The One Armed Swordsman, Clint Eastwood, Dracula, Zombies, Mummies and Popeye roam the streets. Most of these guys, Bruce fights. At times, he even fights them as Kato.
Sounds pretty cool in a bizarre sort of way, right? Well, at first it is, but the novelty wears off quick.
Either I'm getting too old for this shit or this movie is just unwatchable. Keep in mind that I'm a rabid Bruceploitation fan and the wackier the film is, the better. But damn, I just can't recommend this one. Not even for shits and giggles. Not even to potheads or drunks.
If you decide to ignore me and seek the film out anyways, here's the plus side: The fights are decent. It has an early appearance by Eric Tsang, who plays Popeye. There's also nudity, fucking and sexual jokes.
MIGHTY PEKING MAN'S RATING: 3/10