Raymond Chow's Interview in July 2017August 7 2017 at 9:11 AM
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Response to The Legend of The Big Boss - HK 903 Openbox Film Festival 2017
Raymond Chow was interviewed by HK's My903.com private radio station's host in this film festival.
Accompanied the 90 years old producer was his eldest daughter, Roberta Chow who also knew Bruce Lee personally.
The interview was conducted in Cantonese and Chow spoke candidly about how he discovered Bruce, his character, his ambition which most of us had heard before.
The highlights of the interview were fans from overseas (most likely Toby Russell and Ricky Baker from UK) who told the host to ask Chow whether the very first midnight screening of 1971's TBB version was different from the subsequent versions. Chow tried hard to recall but seemed lost for a while and couldn't remember anything. He replied it was more or less the same. His daughter tried to help his father to recall by rephrasing the questions but Chow still think there's not much different between the earliest versions and the subsequent versions. The host and the fans were probably disappointed. They did not hear anything about the saw-in-the-head and brothel deleted scenes from this old man who was once Bruce's close working partner.
However, Chow was able to recall the Thai stuntmen who challenged Bruce. Host asked him whether it was only rumuor. Chow said no, Bruce indeed fought and beat these stuntmen who were Thai boxers that initally didn't think highly about the new star, Bruce. Bruce shut their mouth and showed them he was not only mere three kicks Lee but he was the real deal. Chow met Bruce in Thailand and that was his first meeting with TBB star.
Chow also said the thing which he and Bruce did most outside filming was to scout for good eating places together. That was a fond memory of Chow, who looks quite weak and fragile now and one of his hands was seen trembling during the interview.
Also, The Big Boss' version that showed in the opening ceremony of this film festival probably didn't carry the "Wanted" deleted scenes otherwise they would all be mentioned in the My903.com FB and Chow's interview.
Re: Raymond Chow's Interview in July 2017 - Horace on Aug 7, 2017, 2:04 PM
Re: Raymond Chow's Interview in July 2017... - dragonb on Aug 11, 2017, 3:01 AM