The Big Boss

The Big Boss

Kicking off the Criterion box set.

Bruce Lee and James Tien really stand out. I was surprised to learn that Tien goes on to play villains because he had a natural wholesomeness here that complemented his action and makes him a noble figure.

Lee, alternatively, plays his role with more of an edge and seems more dangerous.

I appreciated that Lee’s character falls for the wooing of his boss twice and has to be reminded that something nefarious is going on. I also appreciated that he gets arrested as the credits roll.