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The big boss

Having made a vow never to fight again, a Chinese factory worker named Cheng has moved to Thailand and does his best to put up with an abusive boss who has a sideline of selling heroin. But when Cheng's beautiful cousin is kidnapped by company thugs, Cheng is forced to take matters into his own hands.

Blu-ray  - 2020
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  • Physical Description videodisc
    1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition Blu-ray edition.
  • Publisher [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Issued in a boxed set: Bruce Lee: the greatest hits.
Title and credits from screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
Wide screen (2.35:1 aspect ratio).
4K digital restoration.
Special features: 2 commentary soundtracks with Bruce Lee expert Brandon Bentley and Hong-Kong film expert Mike Leeder; On The big boss (biographer Matthew Polly discusses Bruce Lee and the importance of The big boss); alternate opening and ending credits; extended scenes; Bruce Lee; the early years (martial arts instructor Gene LeBell reflects on pre-stardom Lee); Bruce Lee vs. Peter Thomas (a 2013 video essay by Lee expert Brandon Bentley, where he discusses the alternate score written for this release by Peter Thomas); Trailer and TV spots.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Cinematographer, Chen Qingqu ; editor, Sung Ming ; martial arts director, Han Yingjie ; music, Wang Fu Ling.
Participant or Performer Note: Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, Paul [that is, James] Tien, Miao Ke Hsiu, Li Quin, Han Ying Chieh.
System Details Note:
Blu-ray; region A, wide screen (2.35:1); LPCM mono or Dolby digital 1.0; requires Blu-ray player.
Language Note:
Original Mandarin, original English dubbed, Mandarin with Peter Thomas score, and Cantonese soundtracks; optional English subtitles.