Fist of Fury (1972) is incorrectly titled The Chinese Connection

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Does anyone know how to change the title of a film? The 1972 Bruce Lee movie Fist of Fury has been titled The Chinese Connection (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068767/?ref_=wl_li_tt). While it was officially released in the United States as The Chinese Connection, this was an accident on the distributor's part and all subsequent references to the film have been titled Fist of Fury. Also, there was a similar case where A Matter of Life and Death was titled Stairway to Heaven (the incorrect name used in the U.S.) and later corrected so I'm trying to do the same for this.
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Hello Adam One,
They are correct in saying that A Matter of Life and Death (1946) was titled Stairway to Heaven in the US. That's the title it was initially released under. The American distributors claimed that no American audiences would want to go and see a film with "Death" in the title, despite Powell & Pressburger's objections. It has subsequently been released under its correct title of A Matter of Life and Death. (Like on the recent Criterion DVD & Blu-Ray) 
 
    Steve
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Hi, Adam One. To make this right, you will want to submit an alteration to two of four alternate title items having its "Country/Language" designated as "(USA)":
  1. Click the "Edit Page" button in the "Contribute to This Page" section of the movie's IMDb page, proceeding to the submission interface
  2. Scroll down to the "Other Data" section there
  3. Select Correct / Delete" (in place of the default value "No change") in the drop-down menu to the right of the words "Alternate Titles"
  4. Click the "Continue »" button toward the bottom the page, proceeding to the second stage
  5. For one of the "Fist of Fury (1972) ... (USA)" items, change "Keep:" to "Correct" in the drop-down menu left of it
  6. For the other of the "Fist of Fury (1972) ... (USA)" items, change "Keep:" to "Delete" in the corresponding drop-down menu
  7. Click the "Check these updates »" button, proceeding to the third stage
  8. Check the box to the left of the words "Keep Unchanged"
  9. For the item set to be corrected, change "imdb display title" to "alternative title" in the corresponding drop-menu of the "Attribute" column
  10. For the item set to be deleted, type or paste into the  "Explanation" text area form field words indicating that the item is unnecessarily redundant
  11. Click the "Re-check these updates »" button, proceeding to the fourth stage
  12. Check the box to the left of the words "Hide Kept"
  13. Check the box to the left of the sentence "Warning understood, go ahead anyway."
  14. Click the "Re-check these updates »" button, proceeding to the fifth stage
  15. Click the "Submit these updates" button, proceeding to the confirmation state
  16. Take note of the contribution number
The submission form should look something like the following image, before the "Submit these updates" button is clicked:

 
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Thanks Jeorj,
I just wish that they would allow dates (or a date range) in Alternative Titles as well. 
A Matter of Life and Death (1946) was titled Stairway to Heaven for its initial theatrical release in the US but has subsequently often been screened under its "correct" title of A Matter of Life and Death.  It would be better if we could specify a few sample dates or make it clear that it was just the initial theatrical release (& an initial video release) where it was called Stairway to Heaven. Every other time, like on the recent Criterion DVD & Blu-Ray, it's been given its "correct" title of A Matter of Life and Death
 
    Steve
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Steve, this is possible via the (imdb display title) attribute if you’re really sure it’s universally known in the US under the original UK title these days. The other AKA should remain nonetheless. See https://help.imdb.com/article/contrib...# but setting this on another US AKA will override the display back to the original title for US customers.
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Thanks Col, 
But A Matter of Life and Death (1946)has already got the AKA title of A Matter of Life and Death (1946) with the attribute 'USA (DVD title)'. 
What I really wanted was to be able to put some dates on the AKA titles to show that while it was shown as Stairway to Heaven for its 1946 theatrical release, it has been known as A Matter of Life and Death for theatrical (re)releases, on video, DVD or Blu-Ray since then. 
 
    Steve
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Steve Crook, you can change the parenthetical release year portion of an alternate title item to whatever number you want (as long as it is not lower than the earliest release year).
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True Jeorj
But then I would have to be sure exactly when they were shown under each title, and I'm not sure.
 
Also, if I put the AKA title as A Matter of Life and Death (2018) as a 'USA (DVD title)' then wouldn't that give the impression that it was only released under that title in that year. This film is still sometimes shown as A Matter of Life and Death and sometimes as Stairway to Heaven in the US of A. 
 
    Steve
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Also see the submission guide:

- If an alternate title is identical to its primary title (which simply means that the film had the same title in country X as in the original country) use the year of the primary title even if it is not the year the film was first shown in country X.
- Similarly, if there are identical alternate titles for the same primary title, use the earliest year among them for the whole bunch independent of the individual release dates in the different countries.
https://help.imdb.com/article/contrib...
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I’m not sure the display title should be changed when the submission guide has this definition:

“The attribute "IMDb display title" refers to the title used by the filmmakers on promotional materials in that country at the point of release.”
https://help.imdb.com/article/contrib...
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I've just been alerted to this after starting a topic about its 'sequel', 'New Fist of Fury'.

Coincidentally I just tried to change this via Title Correction.

'The Chinese Connection' was a title given by only the US distributors at the time, but the film's Hong Kong and export (not just UK) English title is 'Fist of Fury', and that is reflected on the majority of media.