The Crosstown Arts Film Series presents BRUCE LEE VS. SUPERMAN at Crosstown Theater.
Chia-Chun Wu / 1975 / 86 minutes / Rated R
Tickets: $5 at the door
Doors at 6:30 p.m. | Films begin at 7:00 p.m. (sharp!) at Crosstown Theater
Along with THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN, BRUCE LEE VS. SUPERMAN is easily one of the most synapse-frying entries in the magical sub-genre known as Bruceploitation. Triad gangsters call Superman out of retirement to kidnap a scientist who solved the global food shortage crisis. Superman agrees to the deal in exchange for “money, plenty of girls, and booze.” The authorities enlist Kato (Bruce Li), the Green Hornet’s partner, to help. Kato hires his friend Carter (also Bruce Lee), who looks, dresses, acts, and wields nunchucks just like Bruce Lee. The result is total madness. A fascinating time capsule from the golden era of gonzo exploitation filmmaking, BRUCE LEE VS. SUPERMAN has been preserved from the only known 35mm print in existence!
The Crosstown Arts Film Series showcases a diverse collection of independent, international, historically significant, artistic, experimental, cult, underground, and documentary features.