- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 15, 2005
- Originally Released: 1982
- Label: Videoasia
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Making Of
- Behind the Scenes
- Featurette: "Way of the Warrior"
- Production Interviews: Bruce Li - Star
- Audio Commentary: John Ladalski - Producer & Star
- Bonus Footage:
- "Nunchaku Instructional with Guru Dan Inosanto"
- "Jeet Kune Do Instructional by John Ladalski"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
After Bruce Lee's death, his friend John Ladalski conceived of a film to promote Jeet Kune Do, the martial art that Lee had developed. The film that resulted from this ambition was COUNTER ATTACK (aka THE CHINESE STUNTMAN). Ladalski's desire to showcase Jeet Kune Do was somewhat thwarted by the other martial artists and stuntmen involved in production, and as a result COUNTER ATTACK exhibits a conflict between Lee's utilitarian style and the more flowery kung-fu used for maximum visual impact on film. Bruce Li stars as a promising insurance salesman assigned to investigate the suspicious injury of a martial arts star on a film set. Over the course of his investigation, he becomes a stuntman himself and discovers that the injury was part of an insurance scam. But now, the perpetrators of the fraud and the injured star, jealous of Li's newfound popularity, plot to do away with him. In addition to the variety of martial arts on display in the film, COUNTER ATTACK also serves as a critique of corrupt elements in the Hong Kong movie industry.
Kung Fu |
Martial Arts |
Martial Arts (Instructional)