Monday, June 22, 2009

Blast from the Past #196: "Return of the Dragon" poster

Here's another one of my efforts at promoting the showing of Bruce Lee movies on the UMass campus back when I was a student -- in this case, "Return of the Dragon" (which is actually "Way of the Dragon", retitled, and coincidentally the first Bruce Lee movie I ever saw).



I'm not sure why I did this color version -- probably just for fun. -- PL

11 comments:

Chad said...

Way of the Dragon is a great Bruce Lee movie to see first (and the first one he made, as you probably know). He's a little bigger than he is in some of his other movies, and the fight with Chuck Norris is choreographed so well.

Peter, have you seen the DVD released in 2001 titled Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey? It has a lot of newly assembled footage from Game of Death that follows the original script much more closely than what made it into theaters, along with a number of interviews with well-known martial artists. Highly recommended!

Daniel Schwarz said...

I prefer the version without color, both are amazing. This really shows what a gifted artist you are.

I'm no Bruce Lee fan, but I'm a fan of Peter Laird's art.

agliarept said...

wow being a Bruce Lee and Laird fan for a while now.. i have to say you captured that Bruce Lee look perfectly!!! Especially in Black in white. It seems as if he is millaseconds away from snapping some serious damage at someone and its amazing how you drew him well with his eyes. I really really like this. I would love to own that one day! :-)

~ tOkKa said...

-->> PETE !! THIS IS YOUR BEST CLASSIC PIECE !!

Chad : Peter, have you seen the DVD released in 2001 titled Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey? It has a lot of newly assembled footage from Game of Death that follows the original script much more closely than what made it into theaters, along with a number of interviews with well-known martial artists. Highly recommended!!


-->> OO Good question ,C !!

..and did you do any illustration in regards to Enter the Dragon !?

Newton Gimmick said...

Very cool.

Daniel Schwarz said...

I was wondering that too, tOkKa.

Nacho said...

the color version looks great!

Sarah The Anime Librarian said...

This is sweet!

Its been far too long since I've seen a bruce lee film.

PL said...

"~ tOkKa said...

... did you do any illustration in regards to Enter the Dragon !?"

Off the top of my head, I don't recall any. -- PL

PL said...

" Chad said...
Way of the Dragon is a great Bruce Lee movie to see first (and the first one he made, as you probably know). He's a little bigger than he is in some of his other movies, and the fight with Chuck Norris is choreographed so well."

The fight with Chuck Norris is a real classic. I love the bit where a somewhat desperate Bruce Lee pulls out some of Chuck Norris' abundant chest hair.

"Peter, have you seen the DVD released in 2001 titled Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey? It has a lot of newly assembled footage from Game of Death that follows the original script much more closely than what made it into theaters, along with a number of interviews with well-known martial artists. Highly recommended!"

I'm not sure. It sounds like something I might have seen on TV in the last few years. I'll look it up on amazon.com. -- PL

Chad said...

" Peter said...
The fight with Chuck Norris is a real classic. I love the bit where a somewhat desperate Bruce Lee pulls out some of Chuck Norris' abundant chest hair."

Haha, yeah. I'm reminded of one of the episodes of Longstreet Bruce appeared in when he tells Mike to bite in a fight if he has to.

"I'm not sure. It sounds like something I might have seen on TV in the last few years. I'll look it up on amazon.com. -- PL"

I don't recall it airing on television, but in either case I hope you get the chance to see it (again)!

-Chad