I just started revisiting Bruce Lee's movies.....and I wonder why I took such a long hiatus from one of the greatest action film stars of all time. If I had to rank Lee's films from best-to-worst, I would go....... (NOTE:I'm using the USA titles here.....I know that it could get confusing, if not noted otherwise) 1.THE CHINESE CONNECTION- the top spot could have gone to ENTER THE DRAGON, which is more polished and better-produced......but I just prefer THE CHINESE CONNECTION because the fight scenes seem to be more aggressive here....and there seems to be an oppressive mood throughout the film......you just know that something bad is on the way. And how can you top the final frame? 2.ENTER THE DRAGON- Not only do you get Bruce (which is more than enough), but you also get Jim Kelly (No, not the retired Buffalo Bills QB! Get some 70's culture in ya already!) AND John Saxon (who holds his own in those tournament scenes!) in a martial arts classic! How many times has this classic been ripped-off and parodied!? 3.FISTS OF FURY- Ice factory mayhem! This is one of my all-time favorite Hong Kong low-low-low budget kung fu spectaculars! It's cheesy, predictable, violent, and cartoonish, all at once.......but it works! It's an action-revenge flick sent to entertain....nothing more, nothing less...... 4.RETURN OF THE DRAGON- Written and directed by Lee. The film's finale features Bruce squaring off against Chuck Norris in a Roman Coliseum.........nuff said...... 5.GAME OF DEATH- Bruce Lee's final film started filming only to have Lee's tragic death occur after a few completed scenes. The result: Bruce Lee doubles (in incognito poses with shades and motorcyle helmets) were called-in to help finish the film out and milk the final cash cow. It probably would have been a better idea to have left this unfinished.....it's just a total mess. There are even scenes where a cardboard cutout of Bruce Lee's face is put on a mirror with an actor standing motionless behind it! Modern audiences should note that Uma Thurman's yellow jumpsuit in KILL BILL is a direct nod to Bruce Lee's attire in his final showdown with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar....one of the few scenes that were actually completed before Lee's death. Now, in terms of R1 dvd releases, I think the best available, in terms of audio and video, are the Fox Home Video versions. However, I have been looking into some of the R2 releases, which also come with commentaries and deleted scenes(?).... Here is a great link that I found which details some of the R2 Bruce Lee dvds...and actually has some of the clips...including a cool clip missing from the U.S. FISTS OF FURY where Spoiler Bruce crushes the ribcage of the final Boss with his bare fingers ! http://www.bruceleedivinewind.com I will stop here for now and will post some more links later. And, as I delve into the R2 releases, I will report back with more definitive reviews at later dates.