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“The Dragon Lives Again” (1977) – A Review of Bruce Lee’s Surreal Afterlife Adventure

“The Dragon Lives Again” is a bizarre martial arts fantasy film that features the late Bruce Lee in a surreal afterlife adventure. Directed by Law Kei, the film is a quirky blend of action, comedy, and horror that defies categorization. While the movie has been largely panned by critics, it has amassed a cult following for its strange and unconventional story.

The film opens with Bruce Lee (played by Bruce Leong) arriving in the afterlife, where he discovers a strange underworld populated by dead celebrities. Lee’s goal is to find his way back to the living world, but he is quickly recruited by the King of the Underworld (played by Kim Tai-chung) to battle his enemies and restore order to the chaotic underworld. Along the way, Lee encounters a cast of famous characters, including James Bond, Dracula, and Clint Eastwood, each of whom has their own agenda.

The plot of the film is as absurd as it is entertaining. The idea of Bruce Lee fighting against the likes of James Bond and Dracula in the afterlife is both hilarious and ridiculous. However, the film’s charm lies in its willingness to embrace its own absurdity. The fight scenes are over-the-top and cartoonish, but they are also incredibly entertaining. The film’s special effects are dated, but they add to the campy feel of the movie.

The performances in the film are largely forgettable, with the exception of Bruce Leong, who does an admirable job of imitating Bruce Lee’s fighting style and mannerisms. The other actors play their respective characters with a sense of tongue-in-cheek humor, which adds to the overall sense of fun.

Overall, “The Dragon Lives Again” is a cult classic that deserves its status as a cult classic. It is a film that is best enjoyed with a group of friends and a sense of humor. While it may not be the most well-crafted martial arts film, it is certainly one of the most unique and entertaining. If you’re in the mood for something that is both silly and fun, then “The Dragon Lives Again” is the film for you.

The Dragon Lives Again
This is a poster for The Dragon Lives Again. The poster art copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the film, the publisher of the film or the graphic artist.


  • Bruce Leung as Bruce Lee
  • Kwok Choi as the God of Death
  • Dragon Lee as James Bond
  • Alexander Grand as Dracula
  • Casanova Wong as Clint Eastwood
  • Eric Tsang as “The One-Armed Swordsman”
  • Bruce Le as “The Godfather”
  • Pak-Kwong Ho as “The Exorcist”
  • Roy Horan as “Emperor of the Underworld”
  • Lau Hok-nin as “The Good Devil”
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