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This April, Severin Films Brings the Doc, ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE, to 21 Markets, Along with Legendary Clone Bruce Le!

and Alamo Drafthouse today announced the 21-market theatrical engagement of the award-winning documentary  beginning April 12th at Alamo Drafthouse in Los Angeles. In addition – and direct from Hong Kong – legendary Bruce clone Bruce Le will make rare personal appearances at screenings in LA (4/12-14), San Francisco (4/16), Austin (4/18) and New York City (4/20-21), which will also feature screenings of Le/Bruceploitation classics that include THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN, ENTER THE GAME OF DEATH, NINJA STRIKES BACK and THE CHALLENGE OF THE TIGER.

On May 21st, Bruceploitation is globally unleashed with the Blu-ray releases of ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE, along with Severin's unprecedented THE GAME OF CLONES: BRUCEPLOITATION COLLECTION VOLUME 1a 7-disc collection presenting 12 of the very best – and frequently very bizarre – films starring Bruce Li, Bruce Le, Dragon Lee, Bruce Liang and more, all restored for the first time ever from original elements. GAME OF CLONES also includes ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE, along with hours of specially produced extras and featurettes. 


David Gregory's documentary provides an entertaining window into an anything-goes heyday for Hong Kong cinema.” — Variety


Director David Gregory gives us a decidedly respectful look at what became an industry and doesn't leave a single stone unturned.” — Cinema Crazed

Within hours of his 1974 funeral, Hong Kong movie studios began to produce hundreds of unauthorized biopics, spin-offs and rip-offs starring a competing roster of Bruce Lee lookalikes. Over the next decade, ‘Bruceploitation' would become a staple of global cinema. Director David Gregory – whose award-winning documentaries include LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY'S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU and BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON – now examines this fascinating phenomenon via interviews with Bruce Li, Bruce Le, Bruce Liang and Dragon Lee; martial arts legends like Angela MaoDavid ChiangPhillip Ko and Sammo Hung; and the producers, directors, distributors and experts – along with copious clips from the films themselves – that for the first time reveal the history, controversy and legacy behind one of the most bizarre genres in movie history.


*4/12 – 4/14 – Alamo Drafthouse DTLA (Los Angeles, CA) +



*4/16 – Alamo Drafthouse New Mission (San Francisco)

*4/18 – Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (Austin, TX) +


*4/20 – 4/21 – Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan (NYC) +


4/10 – PhilaMOCA (Philadelphia, PA) + THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN

4/12 – Stray Cat Film Center (Kansas City, MO)

Week of 4/12 – Mayfair (Ottawa, ON)

4/16 – Hollywood Theater (Portland, OR)

4/18 – Roxy 14 (Santa Rosa, CA) + THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN

4/19 – Jengo's Playhouse (Wilmington, NC)

4/19 – 4/21 – Gateway Film Center (Columbus, OH)

Week of 4/26 – Grand Illusion (Seattle, WA) + THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN

Austin Drafthouse South Lamar (Austin, TX)

Alamo Drafthouse Seaport (Boston)

Alamo Drafthouse Wrigleyville (Chicago)

Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake (Denver)

Alamo Drafthouse DTLA (Los Angeles)

Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan (New York City)

Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh

Alamo Drafthouse La Vista (Omaha)

 Week of 5/3 ­- Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo (El Paso)

Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra (Houston)

Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock

5/31 – Hot Docs (Toronto, ON)

*Live Q&A after the screening with Bruce Le, Director David Gregory, and Producers Michael Worth, Frank Djeng, and Vivian Wong

About the author

Rouven Linnarz

Ever since I watched Takeshi Kitano's "Hana-Bi" for the first time (and many times after that) I have been a cinephile. While much can be said about the technical aspects of film, coming from a small town in Germany, I cherish the notion of art showing its audience something which one does normally avoid, neglect or is unable to see for many different reasons. Often the stories told in films have helped me understand, discover and connect to something new which is a concept I would like to convey in the way I talk and write about films. Thus, I try to include some info on the background of each film as well as a short analysis (without spoilers, of course), an approach which should reflect the context of a work of art no matter what genre, director or cast. In the end, I hope to pass on my joy of watching film and talking about it.

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