I AM BRUCE LEE on Blu-ray and DVD from Shout! Factory and FremantleMedia
Acclaimed Film Celebrating the Life of the World’s Most Celebrated Martial Artist
Source: Shout! Factory press release
Special Thanks to Tom Chen
Despite his sudden death in 1973 at the age of 32, legendary icon Bruce Lee continues to influence the world of martial arts, popular culture and entertainment to this day. On January 15, 2013, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), the commercial and brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, will release the acclaimed documentary feature I AM BRUCE LEE on Blu-ray and DVD. Boasting a wide array of special bonus content, captivating interviews and archived materials, I AM BRUCE LEE is a must-have for Bruce Lee fans, collectors and pop culture enthusiasts. (SRP: Blu-ray $26.97; DVD $19.93). Fans and collectors can preorder now at ShoutFactory.com or Amazon.com.
Order directly from ShoutFactory.com and receive a limited-edition exclusive 18”x24” I AM BRUCE LEE poster. This is only available while supplies last.
Produced by Derik Murray, Network Entertainment, Bruce Lee Enterprises and Leeway Media Group, and directed by Pete McCormack, I AM BRUCE LEE delves deeper into the compelling saga behind Bruce Lee than ever before and deftly unravels Lee’s fascinating life through his own words and visually stunning actions, as well as through the eyes of his family, close friends and luminaries from the world of sports and entertainment. The film also examines Lee’s connections to the modern field of Mixed Martial Arts.
Among the notable luminaries featured in this film are NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, renowned boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, Academy Award nominated actor Mickey Rourke, Emmy Award winning actor Ed O’Neill, actress and MMA fighter Gina Carano, multiplatinum recording artist Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and UFC President Dana White, who calls Lee the “Father of Mixed Martial Arts.” Other interviews featured in the film include celebrated writer and director Reginald Hudlin, boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, and MMA fighters Cung Le and Stephan Bonnar. The people who knew Lee best, his daughter Shannon Lee and wife Linda Lee Cadwell, as well as his friends and associates including legendary martial artists Dan Inosanto, Bob Wall and Gene LeBell, offer unprecedented insights into his private life and career.
Their candid perspectives, in combination with rarely seen videos, archival photos and footage from Lee’s groundbreaking martial arts action films, further establish I AM BRUCE LEE as the definitive look at a man whose legacy will endure forever.
I AM BRUCE LEE Blu-ray and DVD
Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)/Dolby Digital Stereo/2012/Color/94 minutes
• Backyard Training – Bruce Lee’s Personal Films
• Inspiration – Bruce Lee’s Global Impact
• Bruce Lee In Action
• Theatrical Trailer
• Bruce Lee’s Hollywood Audition
Shout! Factory will be honoring Bruce Lee’s legacy with an exciting lineup of home entertainment releases in 2013, beginning with I AM BRUCE LEE Blu-ray and DVD. Additional news will be announced in forthcoming months.
About FremantleMedia Enterprises and FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe ‘s largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 percent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world’s major media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia’s worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA , talkbackTHAMES, FremantleMedia Australia and Original Productions amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating nearly 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world’s most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica , California . For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.