Thursday, June 25, 2015
Crossover Movie Poster: The Dragon Lives Again
After his death, Bruce Lee finds himself in the underworld, where he teams up with Popeye, Caine (from Kung Fu), and the One-Armed Swordsman (the protagonist of a Hong Kong film series) to battle “the Exorcist,” “the Godfather,” James Bond, Emmanuelle (the main character of a series of erotic films), Clint Eastwood (dressed as the Man with No Name), Zatoichi, and Dracula (who leads an army of zombies that look suspiciously like guys in skeleton costumes.) This film was part of the “Bruceploitation” subgenre that had actors playing Bruce Lee after his death in unauthorized martial arts films. The film explains the difference in Lee’s appearance (and, one presumes, the other characters’) via a character stating that human beings’ features change when they die and enter the underworld. In the CU, James Bond was still alive in 1977, when this movie was made. Therefore, it obviously takes place in an AU.