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Busy busy on a very rainy day in Los Angeles: two screenings, more to come this week, and plenty of work that might actually pay me a little. But there’s always time to recommend Alice Wu’s SAVING FACE and the latest edition of the very few films made by the very legendary Bruce Lee.

This Week’s Region 1 DVD Releases

Bruce Lee Ultimate Collection. Image courtesy of Fox Home Entertainment Saving Face. Image courtesy of Columbia TriStar Home Video

BRUCE LEE ULTIMATE COLLECTION
Hong Kong/US. 501 minutes.
Release Company: Fox Home Entertainment

Five-disc collection, said to be remastered and include THE BIG BOSS, FIST OF FURY, WAY OF THE DRAGON, GAME OF DEATH, and GAME OF DEATH II. Also said to include new 5.1 DTS and 5.1 Dolby Surround English audio tracks, interviews with celebrities, rare outtakes, and original trailers.

Haven’t had time to research advance reviews, so not sure if this is a worthwhile investment. List price is $49.98.

SAVING FACE (2004)
US. 97 minutes.
Directed by Alice Wu
Release Company: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

A female surgeon in New York must deal with her disgraced pregnant mother moving in with her while trying to keep secret her gorgeous dancer girlfriend. With Michelle Krusiec and Joan Chen.

The DVD is said to include deleted scenes with optional commentary, audio commentary by the director, a featurette, and “Sundance Diary.” Though I missed this during its brief theatrical run late this spring, this sounds like a recommended rental. List price is $26.46.

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