Sunday, July 14, 2013

Movie Ad of the Week: BRUCE LEE'S ORIGINAL SCREEN TEST (1974)

Veteran producer and distributor Laurence Joachim first released the 7-minute Bruce Lee screen test in 1974 as a bonus attraction with THE GREEN HORNET (a.k.a. TALES OF THE GREEN HORNET), the first of two feature films he and his son Marco prepared from episodes of the ABC TV series (1966-1967) that introduced Lee to American audiences as Kato, the Green Hornet's sidekick. Joachim kept the screen test in theatrical rotation for the next half dozen years, using it to support his other Dragon-titled releases: FURY OF THE DRAGON (a.k.a. GREEN HORNET II), RAGE OF THE DRAGON, DRAGON'S INFERNO, DRAGON ON FIRE, and CALL ME DRAGON (a.k.a. BRUCE LEE AGAINST SUPERMEN), in which Lee imitator Bruce Li steps into the role of Kato!

Hartford, CT - November 27, 1974

Primos, PA - December 31, 1976

Hartford, CT - October 27, 1978

Los Angeles, CA - October 10, 1980

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