better to watch tonight, I dug out an unopened DVD I had recently bought titled "Return of the Tiger
" staring (it says on the cover) "the incomparable martial arts
expert Bruce Li". Feeding this morsel
to my DVD drive, I was entirely confident that I was about to watch a Bruce Lee movie... The story begins to unfold, and imagine my surprise
as I read the biography on the inside cover to find that the guy on my TV kicking the crap out of a group of ninja
bikers is not the famous martial arts legend
, but another man named Ho Chung-Tao, famously known as Bruce Li
, a Bruce Lee impersonator. Silly me made the Gaijin mistake of confusing Lee
. (There is a noticable difference between the two on-screen personalities, though.)
Ho Chung-Tao, apparently, has costarred in several of Bruce Lee's films. He was given the name Bruce Li by producer Jimmy Shaw after our hero's passing. The impersonator said in an interview once that he did not like the name. Or so says the inside cover of this $6.99 DVD.
Well they say imitation is the highest form of flattery, it happened to Elvis.