Game of Death (1978)

Mike / April 23rd, 2010

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  • atr0x

    April 23, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    No Video online?

  • atr0x

    April 23, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Sorry my fault, now there is

  • fuzzie

    April 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Says its unavailable. I’ll check back later.

  • miles.z

    April 23, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I’ve watched the version on the Enter the Dragon dvd release, which is actually a pretty good version. They use only the footage that Bruce shot and try their best to cut it together. The fight with Kareem Abul-Jabar at the end is insane. Its so crazy to see a 7 foot giant basketball player fighting Bruce Lee.

    The fact that they used footage from Bruce Lee’s funeral in some of those movies is really disrespectful and tasteless. Where would you get the idea that that was appropriate? Beats me…

  • fuzzie

    April 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Ok it works now 🙂 and that was awesome! I think I’ll watch Enter the Dragon tonight!

  • Syntax

    April 23, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Not available yet

  • April 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Cut out the bullshit?! Wow! They should have cut the bullshit with Game Of Death. I have that boxset. I never watched Game Of Death II because of the complete disrespect of Bruce Lee in the first Game Of Death. It was so damn horrible and utterly disgusting to show Bruce’s funeral and corpse in the film. From what the medical reports say he had an allergic reaction to marijuana and a headache pill his supposed mistress gave him. It caused his brain to swell and he died. If you got the Enter The Dragon special edition DVD, Bruce’s wife explains why he wore the yellow track suit. It was to be as flexible as possible and to feel comfortable. Thanks for doing the review, James. Thuroughly enjoyed watching it.

  • Superghost6

    April 23, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    BRUCE LEE IS DEAD!?

  • Silvaa

    April 23, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    As usual, a very entertaining movie review!

  • April 23, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    @Superghost6: You’re kidding me, right? You really didn’t know Bruce Lee has been dead since 1973? How old are you?

  • GoombaXx...

    April 23, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Kinda like Michel Jackson’s This Is It… but excluding the dead pictures of him and other stupid crap. Funny review

  • Dr.That1guy

    April 23, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I cant believe those assholes would disrespect Bruce Lee like that! Thats disgusting! But anyway, a great review james. Keep up the good work!

  • Caliban

    April 23, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I have that DVD collection too.

    This is my impression after watching Way of the Dragon (Return of the Dragon): The last fight? Bruce Lee (you can see in this movie how defined his muscles are… good lord, and he’s crazy fast) Vs Chuck Norris (what a hairy chest he has hahahaha) Vs kitten (lol cats started in 1973).

    One thing to note that I find hilarious, yet quite efficient for the takedown, is that Bruce Lee sure goes for the nuts lol, and he’s done so too in the first 2 movies.

    Then here’s my impression for Game of Death: Yes, that’s right. It is horrible… horrible. Like OMFG what were they thinking. I understand that they tried to make a movie out of the remnant footage of Bruce Lee before his death, but come on this is just ridiculous. I can’t even imagine how bad Game of Death 2 is going to be. The only reason I don’t shit on this movie anymore is because there is at most 20 minutes of footage with the real Bruce Lee near the end of the movie.

    I have yet to watch Enter the Dragon. I will. One warning, if you watch Game of Death and Game of death II, do it so only for the purpose to reinforce how different a Bruce Lee movie feels when he’s actually around, and that is to say that Bruce is fucking awesome but his copycats are complete rubbish at even being his copycats.

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    April 23, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    The yellow jumpsuit Bruce Lee wore was widely regarded as his form of martial arts that he was trying to teach/promote. Basically, he wanted to show that he didn’t belong to any organization or specialized in any one form of martial arts, but could adapt to any situation and defeat anyone who relied on fixed ways of fighting. Kareem was the only opponent who didn’t have a fixed way of fighting, so Bruce’s character had to “adapt” by blinding him by punching out the walls to flood the room with light.

    I’ve seen numerous references to the bad editing/”cardboard cutout” stuff but never saw how bad it was until today (the funeral footage used in the movies was pretty sad). Thanks for filling us in!

  • April 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I’ve seen Enter the Dragon on Netflix and it’s definitely an all time martial arts classic!

    The way you mentioned that Bruce Lee Ultimate Collection DVD might get me interested in buying it just for those classics alone!

  • RevolverOcelot007

    April 23, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Thats outstanding! Thanks James for taking the time to do this. Its very enlightening and fun to watch. I didn’t know how ridiculous Post-Game of Death ‘Bruce Lee movies’ were. I love seeing the lion get it’s face smashed by the chair!

  • Dreysanna

    April 23, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Again, a very interesting and informative review. Thanks James!

  • April 23, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Personally I liked the intro to the movie, (very James Bond,) and the final series of fights. The building with a boss on every floor is a video game staple now and is a movie concept I much enjoy. That actually ended up making this movie innovative.

    That said, the rest of the film is pure crap. I just skip over the plot and go straight to the action here.

  • Butch Bitch

    April 23, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Oh my god,that’s just WRONG and downright disrespectful.Who the hell was the fucking moron who added the footage of Bruce Lee’s funeral and corpse into the movie?That person should be nailed to a cross and put a stake though their black heart!

    Other than that,it’s too bad we didn’t see the completed film of Game of Death with Lee’s footage because i’m sure it would have kicked ass!

  • Butch Bitch

    April 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    By the way,I like the new logo at the beginning of the video!I can tell you guys are getting real ambitious which is how i like it!

    Plus that is some of the worst editing i’ve ever seen!Even Charlie the Unicorn did better work than this piece of shit(save actual Lee footage).

  • Mr. Arkadin

    April 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Thanks, that was a good one. I like your in-depth reviews. 🙂

  • Steven

    April 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Game of Death is actually one of the most quotable movies ever, especially any line from the Doctor. The Doctor is one of the greatest villains ever. He’s a senile old man who somehow runs an evil crime syndicate but half the time he doesn’t seem to know what’s happening around him.

    Here is one of the greatest lines in the movie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzFhjAagEJA

    Also, it’s weird that how Billy Lo died in the movie was similar to how Brandon Lee died years later.

  • April 23, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    @ Steven. If you’re referring to the gun shot to the face in the first Game Of Death, Billy Lo didn’t die. Just severly injured. He faked his death to get the people who tried to kill him, but I could see how there is an erie resemblance. Seems like Bruce was cursed as well as his son.

    Again, James, thanks for the review. Because of this I’ve decided to make a marthon night of Bruce Lee’s work, excluding G.O.D. 1 & 2. Have a good weekend everyone!

  • shakezuulla

    April 23, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Anybody who wants to know anything about what Bruce’s original intentions were for GAME OF DEATH, please watch BRUCE LEE: A WARRIOR’S JOURNEY. It answers every question you ever had about GOD as well as includes unseen footage that makes it the most definitive version of GOD. After you see it, you will never watch the Robert Clouse version again.

    I believe the special edition and the Blu Ray of Enter the Dragon includes this documentary. It is well worth the money and a MUST HAVE for any Bruce Lee fan.

  • Necramonium

    April 23, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    I thought Lee died of a allergic reaction to painkillers? To bad his son, Brandon Lee also died of mysterious circumstances, and during the recording during my favorite movies from the 90s, The Crow…

  • Purdy

    April 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I would have liked to see your opinion of the movie based on his life that was released in 1993 ‘Dragon: the bruce lee story’

    although some gave it average reviews.. i thought it was a pretty good movie, and very inspiring.

  • lartrak2

    April 23, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    The Dragon Lives Again is not only the most entertaining Bruceploitation films, it’s also one of the most entertaining kung fu films I’ve ever seen. It’s friggin’ hilarious, and also completely bonkers. Highly recommended.

    In addition to the characters you mention, it also has the One-Armed Swordsman (famous mostly in China, not so much in the west), Zatoichi (the blind swordsman of Japanese fame), Emmanuelle (from the soft core porn series), and Kane from Kung-Fu.

    Might as well be called “Bruce Lee In: COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT!!!”. It even steals a few bars from the Bond theme song.

    Also, Bruce Leung, the Bruce clone in the film, would go on to appear as the villain much later on in Kung Fu Hustle. Oh yeah, and the film’s got a bunch of naked women in it too. Is there anything it DOESN’T have?

  • April 23, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    @Necramonium: He did, but I believe from the documentary about Bruce Lee he also had cannabis in his system at the time which counter re-acted with the Equigesic and caused his brain to swell and hemmorage. I think his problems were stemming from all the stress he was putting on himself because he was wanting to do more movies of his own liking and was not getting the backing he needed in the states from Hollywood to do his films. Golden Harvest helped him out, but by that time the stress he was under was just too much on his body. He just started having seizures and then fucked up and took the wrong meds to try and cure his migraines.

  • mysweetrhodora

    April 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Concerning the yellow track suit, Bruce chose to wear it because it was associated with no established martial arts styles. The whole situation of ascending a pagoda was a way for Bruce to fight different fighters who ascribe to different martial arts styles. He wanted to illustrate how flexible his style of fighting is compared to the orthodox methods of his opponents, which he states during his fight against Dan Inosanto.

    I can’t remember the name of it, but there is a very good documentary about Bruce Lee and it spends a lot of time on Game of Death and shows all the footage that he shot prior to his death, free from any of the editing used to make it fit in better with the current movie that exists. Everybody should look for it and check it out because watching the fight as Bruce intended is just awesome.

  • 3dBallz

    April 23, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Haha. Thanks for reviewing this. As soon as I saw this I was like “Dude, he has to talk about the weird pasted on head part.” I almost shit my pants watching that. I couldn’t believe they actually did that. I probably watched that part over 10 times to make sure that it was really in the movie. Oh, BTW that Bruce impersonator has got some dead sexy shades.

    Hail to the king, baby. Peace.

  • 3dBallz

    April 23, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    @TwistedSpeech

    Didn’t he eat the weed and not smoke it?

  • carlossmasher

    April 23, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    esta muy bueno tu review de game of death ya espero que sea mayo quiero ver el regreso triunfal de el AVGN

  • jt1138

    April 23, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    One of the Bruce Lee imitators, Bruce Liang, is also known as Bruce Leong or Bruce Leung. If the name Bruce Leung looks familiar, it’s because he plays “the Beast” in Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle. The actor’s Cantonese stage name is also a Bruce Lee imitation. Bruce Lee’s Cantonese name is Lee Siu Long (literally Lee Little Dragon). Bruce Leung’s is Leung Siu Long (Leung Little Dragon).

    A little interesting fact about Bruce Lee’s name. He was born as Lee Jun Fan. Jun Fan is a girl’s name in Cantonese. His parent’s chose that name out of superstition. When he started acted he needed a kick ass stage name so he used Siu Long (Little Dragon).

  • Patrick

    April 23, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    The whole overuse of stock footage thing kinnda reminds me of power rangers.

  • April 24, 2010 at 12:38 am

    @3dBallz: Um, not that I am aware of. He was smoking marijuana to relieve his migraines. I guess it either stopped working or he didn’t have any at the time so he took a prescription pill from Betty Ting, his supposed misstress. Aparently he was alergic to the Equigesic and his brain swelled because of the allergy. There’s tons of rumors around that he was murdered or that his own personal demon him mother was trying to hide him from finally got to him. I think it’s all bull. He died because of the allergy to the painkiller. End of story.

  • dasfonzie

    April 24, 2010 at 12:50 am

    no Bruce Leroy? I’m disappointed

  • aussie82

    April 24, 2010 at 1:33 am

    awesome review!

    you should totally do a review of his son’s (Brandon Lee) last movie ‘The Crow’ and many sequels and Tv show it spawned as well as the upcoming remake/reboot.

  • evildeadjunkie

    April 24, 2010 at 4:28 am

    What can I say I really enjoy the more idiosyncratic take you guys have been doing with your cinema reviews.

    Between this and the Dracula commentary what can I say but… More Please?

  • evildeadjunkie

    April 24, 2010 at 4:29 am

    For the record I’d love to see you guys do a TCM commentary.

  • April 24, 2010 at 5:05 am

    @dasfonzie: Hey! Don’t use my middle name. It’s already bad enough they disrespect Bruce Lee by impersonating him. Don’t give them the idea for Bruce Leroy, lol!

  • Srceodizno

    April 24, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Hey JAM nice link …. ……that’s hilarious. Ya I can’t believe that that was a card board cut out :O. Although I still have the shame of saying that I have never seen a Bruce Lee film…….. …….mock me as you will but I plan on goning through them soon. I have seen plenty of Chan films. It’s amazing to see your level of dedication go into each review…….. ……..for example all of the research and history you talk about.(James).

  • angryrider

    April 24, 2010 at 7:49 am

    I refuse to watch this movie because it taints the legacy of Bruce Lee.

    Man, I wish I could get my hands on a Cantonese version of “Enter the Dragon.” It isn’t a HK film without one.

  • Pete09

    April 24, 2010 at 10:29 am

    oh god that cardboard cutout face was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen!! Even Ed Wood wouldn’t have attempted a stunt like that!!

    The bit with Bruce in his coffin was a bit unnerving tho!!!

  • thehintonator

    April 24, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Its not letting me load the video! it takes me to the shining video right as it loads wtf man!

  • II8JD

    April 24, 2010 at 11:43 am

    WOW -it all becomes clear now! I always wondered why the Bruce Lee Sinclair Spectrum game had you descending into a strange futuristic environment. It must be based on Game of Death II

  • Inferno

    April 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Wow, to think they would go as far as to put a cardboard cutout of Bruce on the actor’s face. They’d might as well put the fake Bruce’s face on the real body of Bruce, from the original scenes from Game of Death. At least then it would look half-way decent.

  • gemini_dragon

    April 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    The BRUCE DOC U are talking about is called A WARRIORS JOURNEY My uncle gave it to me on VHS prolyl only exist on vhs it covers game of death and all the deleted clips with him and his 2 chinese combat warrors he was with in the Pogoda i love GAME OF DEATH Not the reason Robert clouse did on it but THAT IT WAS BRUCES MOVIE And even though the story changed that last 11 mins with Bruce u sense his Orah on screen anyways this movie would have been his Best if he could have finished it RIP BRUCE AND BRANDON Nice review james but i thought there would be more of the deep inside details to the movie and story not just about all the cheezy stuff but good job anyways

  • nammm3

    April 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    GREAT REVIEW!!! Bruce Lee was the John Lennon for Asian people, except he wasn’t a peace activist:-D

  • Blodstrupmoen

    April 25, 2010 at 5:29 am

    He also forget to mention Jompa Tormann from Kill Buljo The Move
    http://www.filmweb.no/multimedia/archive/00103/Jompa_Tormann__Stig_103807b.jpg

  • Abstrakt

    April 25, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Woah awesome review. Lol’d hard!

  • Nam

    April 25, 2010 at 7:22 am

    That was awesomely funny, I can’t believe they did a shitty movie like this …

  • Filmmassacre

    April 25, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I have the same box set as james has…
    Just watch Game of Death 2 (Tower of Death) last night and it was mutch more entertaining then Game of Death…
    My favourite Bruce Lee movie so far is still The Way of the Dragon (1972)
    Also a nice review james!
    I so mutch want to see The Dragon Lives Again (1977) =(
    it looks awsome ^_^

  • rsaotome

    April 25, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Had no idea Game of Death 2 was that entertaining. Was still pretty pissed off about the 1st G.O.D., guess I should check it out. Thanks for another great review!

  • listentoween

    April 25, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Heading over to Netflix now to re-watch Game of Death….Cut the bullshit! lol

    My favorite thing in the world is to check out Cinemassacre on Sunday mornings…

  • bbhaver

    April 25, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Bruce Lee fights back from the grave looked great 😀

  • 3284

    April 25, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    It’s all the more sad that they made this movie that the original footage of Bruce Lee’s Game of Death (which is I believe available on Youtube) just kicks ass ! In my opinion they should have released it as it was, even though it is only like 30 minutes long…

    I really this these battles in the pagoda were starring Bruce Lee at his best, it just breaks my heart to see what they have done of it in the Game of Death… 🙁

  • Frenchterror

    April 25, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Great review! Most of this fake Bruce Lee’s movies are rated on a French Website: http://www.nanarland.com.
    Poor Bruce Lee. After his dead, he just became a cash machine…

  • GunGrave

    April 25, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    … wow – never knew until know about this … really horrible!

  • April 25, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Nice work at entertaining us, James. 🙂

    I have one small request. Can you still make a video-review of District 9 and Avatar? I see you don’t feel like doing them, since you couldn’t by the time you saw them. But I still would like to see them, no matter the circumstances.

  • jimmysmitty

    April 25, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Game of Death was horribly done. I have the first box set that has Chinese Connection, Fist of Fury, Way of the Dragon, a special DVD and of course Game of Death.

    The best one to watch truly is hard to find. It includes all of Lees actual footage from Game of Death. Its called A Warriors Journey. Its on DVD but in honesty it is truly rare and hard to find.

    The only way I got my hands on it was by buying the Blu-Ray edition of Enter the Dragon which includes it and pretty much every other special documentary.

    There is one new documentary that is quite good and James, if you have not seen it you might want to. Its called “How Bruce Lee Changed the World”. Was just done in 2009.

    http://www.icefilms.info/ip.php?v=17078&

    That site has it for those wanting to watch it because I don’t think its on DVD yet.

  • Rockymyowen

    April 25, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    this is weird but I was about to comment… and then I heard my bro and his girl making love! AHHH

  • Vimaser

    April 26, 2010 at 1:31 am

    For anyone wondering, you can buy that DVD set at Wal Mart for around ten dollars, but I wouldn’t recommend it since there’s literally no special features I’ve seen or anything that makes it worth owning compared to ripping a copy yourself online “not that I’m advocating that.”. The actually Enter The Dragon DVD shown is around thirty dollars used some places.

    It’s very disappointing that some DVD’s are actually going up in price since they’re going out of print. I’ve been looking for a copy of The Blob with Steve McQeen for awhile now and it’s either over priced or out of stock.

  • AlucardsQuest

    April 26, 2010 at 1:44 am

    The odd thing about they way they kill Bruce Lee’s character in Game of Death is that the same thing happened to his son Brandon Lee on the movie The Crow, also early in his career. To finish The Crow they used footage of Brandon Lee and superimposed his face on his stunt doubles and moved one scene of him outside in the rain to an indoor location. Some would say it was fate, I just call it an amazing yet tragic coincidence.

  • thebgd

    April 26, 2010 at 2:21 am

    loved it. nice job as usual

  • JayRam

    April 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    this review is really good. informative and funny.

    @Rockymyowen who the hell says “making love”?

  • Krishnamurti

    April 27, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    That card board cut-out is EPIC! I first saw it like four years ago, and couldn’t believe my eyes—– haha thank goodness I’m not the only one after all—– shameless bruceploitation at its best—

  • pyoobez

    April 28, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Great review. I guess I need to watch Game of Death II. I bought that same set for $5 at a yard sale and could barely finish the final.

    As for the Bruce Lee knockoffs… I recommend The Blind Fist of Bruce (starring Bruce Li). I thought it was a really solid film with a great plot. The action wasn’t amazing, but definitely good.

  • methoughs

    May 1, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Bruce was the man, is the man. The HISTORY CHANNEL did a Bio on him and his films a few years ago and at the end the showed the footage from Game Of Death (or at least what little there was of it) unmodifided.The plot of the movie was bruces sister gets kidnapped and he has to go up that tower to get something at the top. At each floor was a fighter that was a master of a different style. Bruces’s charactor had his own unique fighting style that he invented in real life and was able to adapt and beat each master.Would have been a great movie.

  • May 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    you should reveiw district 9

  • Max_Power

    May 5, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I caught Game of Death on AMC one night. They were just showing the Bruce Lee footage, none of the filler (probably only 30-40 minutes total). It was very entertaining, and my first thought was how similar it was to a video game. Fight a boss, win, ascend to the next level.

  • GregAndThenSome

    May 6, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    The BEST Bruceploitation is Enter the Fat Dragon, starring Sammo frikkin’ Hung. Check it out!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enter_the_fat_dragon

  • tehshogundude

    May 6, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Hey James you mentioned in your movies that rhyme video a movie called “Drop Dead Fred” do you think you could do a review on it please. and also maybe for your next monster madness you could review the movie “Audition” it has its place in horror movie history because of several things 1. a audience viewer called the director evil
    2. when shown in Ireland it sent some of the viewers in shock and sent someone to the hospital
    ……
    SERIOUSLY IF A MOVIE DOES THAT IT NEEDS TO BE IN MONSTER MADNESS

  • tehshogundude

    May 6, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    oh and also maybe review some of the other j horror movies

  • Jfreeze

    May 7, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    There is a DVD titled “Bruce Lee: A Warriors Journey” that talks about the lost footage and original plot of Game of Death. It shows the all the Bruce Lee footage and is far more entertaining than the actual movie.

  • XxRizzlexX

    May 8, 2010 at 10:20 am

    can someone tell me why i try to watch it then when it starts it just ends???
    it also did this with the buk her or fuck her 1 so…..
    ya

  • Ben_from_G-town

    May 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Great review there, James. It’s a shame about the movie never being completed.

    But yeah, definitely some unforgettable moments there. 🙂

  • goldenloki

    May 10, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Excellent review. You didn’t mention though that the unedited footage of the final fights from Game of Death can be found on the “Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey” documentary on the “Enter the Dragon” DVD & Blu-ray. An excellent doc with amazing footage!

  • May 15, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Bruce Lee’s name has been runned through the mud. He was the best at what he did. These new punks think they are paying tribute to him. When what they are really doing is hurting the memory of him. At least that is the way I see it.

  • Fartmann

    May 18, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Mike or James… Spike will not play the movie! It’s a common problem that happens among your fans. I know that you’ll only upload this movie on Spike… but can you get them to fix their site or give us a solution for us to see the movie? The page loads, the movie doesn’t play, then automatically switches to the next movie, which doesn’t play either, then skips again, etc…

  • Union Jack

    June 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    I think that was a great review. From around the age of 10 I sat watching Game of Death in total confusion. I didn’t realise until I was a little older that the film was completed after his death. So the use of chopped scenes from other movies plus what appeared to be a cardboard cut out of Lee baffled me!
    So, It was great to watch something that identified the same stuff that made me scratch my head as a kid. Also, the stuff about GOD2 was excellent. Great memories and top to watch. Well done!

  • enzio

    June 21, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Shame Bruce Lee couldn’t finish this film it would have been great

  • RetroNES12

    June 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    The way that Bruce Lee died was because of steroids, I know this because I’ve met his widow and she told me face to face.

  • Cablogula

    July 1, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    lol Great great review. Now I have to see Game of Death. That towel bit is gold!

  • gamera138

    July 26, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    jeezis, i have to see _Bruce Lee Fights Back From The Grave_! luckily, someone has the whole thing broken up on youtube. amazing!

  • acceptedignorance

    August 7, 2010 at 6:24 am

    @RetroNES12
    correct me if im wrong but i thought that the prescribed medicine that he had taken that he was hypersensitive to was a steroid
    i thought that he wasnt on steroids but that he did take a steroid medication that made him go into a coma

  • venom 51007

    August 9, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    okay wow the two shots do not match one the hair is different two the back rounds are totally different its almost like rocky 5 its the last 20 minutes that make it in movie history. what the… that guy with the moustache and long hair looks like a ugly woman with a real mustache and is trying to look like a man what is wrong there?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • icehead

    August 23, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Too bad about Game of Death. At least Bruce’s son’s last film, The Crow, could be completed and end up being a really great movie despite the fact that Brandon Lee also died during the film’s production. Hey, you should do a review of the Crow movies, now that I think about it.

  • mamoru-sama

    September 20, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I actually saw that Tower of Death when i was a kid.
    Loved it.^^
    (BTW The game of death plot pretty much shows you in plain sight why Bruce Lee died, he just refused to pay the Triads)

  • October 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Play Bruce Lee game here, the man was beautiful http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/vizzedindex.php?ref=65348

  • October 25, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    it’s a shame the film got..shall i say the word..raped in that way 0.o lol
    but seriously..cardboard cut outs?
    oh yeah and the reason he wears yellow and black is because yellow and black are apparently not associated with any uniform of martial arts,so by wearing it he was saying it was his own fighting style or something like that

  • randomail44

    October 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    lol this is just like in plan 9 from outer space, when they said it was lugosi

  • mrnoobguy

    November 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    The reason Bruce wore the yellow suit, was because it had nothing to do with any matrial arts uniforms. bruce always said the best style was when there where no specific style. thats why kareem abdul jabbar was the hardest to beat in the orginal game of death, he didn’t have a specific style.

  • jalvarez82

    December 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I agree with you, James. Game Of Death II > Game Of Death. Part 2 was so much more entertaining, and the guy who played Bruce Lee’s brother did a great job of portraying Jeet Kune Do. And you can’t go wrong with Hwang Jang Lee as the baddie.

  • werdman24

    July 20, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Hey James, I got an idea. What say we make our own version of “Game of Death?” Only, we won’t be needing stock footage, or be calling ourselves Bruce Li, Bruce Lei, Bruce Le, Bruce Lai, or Bruce Laing.

  • Telereactor

    September 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    James, this is one of my favorite reviews that you’ve done. I guess because its so interesting and informative. I had no idea they had disgraced Bruce Lee so badly. Its really unfortunate that a legend had to end his career like that.

  • ravinspawn

    September 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    yeah i saw game of death as well & i agre that it was shitty to complet a film with out Bruce Lee. & FUCK KILL BILL what a peace of cunt faced cock sucking bitch piss, who the hell does silva survermen think she is what a dike

  • CaptnHowdy

    September 25, 2011 at 4:19 am

    To bad Jason scott lee wasn’t around back then. He would have made a good double for bruce.

  • January 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    That cardboard cutout had some pretty stiff acting. Get it? STIFF!

  • January 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I saw the end of this movie before on AMC. I really wanted to see the beginning of it after watching the final scenes. I no longer do. I felt like I watched an awesome version of this movie by skipping most of it.

  • January 14, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    OH MY WORD! I just got a DVD Box Set from Wal-Mart for $2.50 which contains Bruce Lee Fights Back From The Grave! It also has two films I use to own, Fists of Bruce Lee which I got for $1, and Snake Crane Secret I got for $5.99 which DVDs first came out. It’s called Fists of Vengance Marital Arts Collection. I think the dude on the left side of the cover is the main villain in Bloodsport.

  • January 14, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Bruce Lee, Bruce Le, Bruce Lei, Bruce Lie, Bruce Lai, Bruce Lo, Bruce Lau, Bruce Li, Bruce Lii… I mean seriously, how many Bruce clones can we get?

  • MarkReson

    February 12, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Fondest memory of Game of Death;”You lose… Carl Miller!”

  • senna4ever

    February 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Game Of Death was not Bruce Lee’s “last film”.
    Enter The Dragon was his last film.
    The footage featuring Bruce in GoD was filmed before EtD.
     
    In fact GoD is not a Bruce Lee film at all, it’s just a film that features footage of Bruce Lee.

    • senna4ever

      February 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      Forgot to say. James mentioned the game Kung Fu being similar to GoD.
      Kung Fu was infact based on Bruce’s original idea for GoD…hence the similarity.

  • HorazStCruz

    March 21, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Goalkeeper from Shaolin Soccer is the only one that pays the proper use to the yellow suit.
    Man; That movie must be reviewed -and it’s much funnier in Mandarin, no dubs at all-

  • bwall317

    July 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Actually there was a special on AMC that went at length to explain the real plot of Bruce Lee’s version of the Game of Death. It was a feature length Documentary Special dedicated to I guess the 20th Anniversary of Enter the Dragon. What I can remember is the Tower of Death was the center piece of the netire movie, Bruce Lee’s character and five others are moving up this tower fighting against the different arts of Kung Fu until they reach the top where Kareem Abdule Jabbar was the supreme fighter. I believe the starting plot was Lee’s character had a sister that kidnapped or poison and he enters this tournment or game of death to rescue her. I agree with the crappy version that was pushed on us and I would have loved to have seen Bruce’s vision of his movie rather than this shit storm we got settled with.

    • April 24, 2013 at 12:42 am

      I saw that when I was little on AMC which I saw the 2nd guy with the white clothes.

  • January 28, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    The end of this video made me spit soda all over my floor from laughter.

  • April 24, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Here is the original plot to the film
    The original plot involves Lee playing the role of Hai Tien, a retired champion martial artist who was confronted by the Korean underworld gangs. They tell him the story of a pagoda where guns are prohibited, and under heavy guard by highly skilled martial artists who are protecting something (which is not identified at all in any surviving material) held on its top level. The gang boss wants Hai to be a part of a group whose purpose is to retrieve said item. They would be the second group to try to do so as the first attempt with a previous group had failed. When Hai refuses, his younger sister and brother are kidnapped, forcing him to participate. Hai, as well as four other martial artists (two of which were played by James Tien and Chieh Yuan), then fight their way up a five-level pagoda, encountering a different challenge on each floor. The setting of the pagoda was at Beopjusa temple in Songnisan National Park in South Korea.
    The pagoda, called Palsang-jon, is the only remaining wooden pagoda in South Korea. At the base of the pagoda they fight 10 people, all black belts in Karate. While inside the pagoda, they encounter a different opponent on each floor, each more challenging than the last. Although his allies try to help out, they are handily defeated, and Hai must face each of the martial artists in one-on-one combat. He defeats Filipino martial arts master Dan Inosanto, hapkido master Ji Han Jae, and finally Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who fights with a free and fluid style mirroring Lee’s Jeet Kune Do. Because Abdul-Jabbar’s character has great size and strength in addition to a fighting style as potent as Lee’s, he can only be defeated once Hai recognizes that an unusually high sensitivity to light is his greatest weakness.[1]
    Immediately after defeating the giant guardian, Hai turns around and descends the staircase, heading out of the pagoda. Despite all the talk of something awaiting up top of the (now unguarded) flight of stairs, there is no mention of anyone going up to retrieve it. No surviving material explains how this will affect Hai or his captive siblings.[2]
    Filmed cast
    Bruce Lee as “Hai Tien”
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as “5th Floor Guardian”
    James Tien as “Hai Tien’s ally”
    Chieh Yuan as “Hai Tien’s ally”
    Dan Inosanto as “3rd Floor Guardian”
    Han-Jae Ji as “4th Floor Guardian”
    [edit]Unfilmed cast
    Hwang In-Shik as “1st Floor Guardian”
    Taky Kimura as “2nd Floor Guardian”
    Nora Miao as “Hai Tien’s sister”
    [edit]Intended cast
    George Lazenby
    Robert Wall
    Robert Baker, student of Lee’s.[3][4]
    Chuck Norris
    Jackie Chan
    Sammo Hung
    Jim Kelly
    Bolo Yeung
    Lam Ching Ying
    Lee Kwan
    Kien Shih
    Han Yin-chieh
    Yuen Biao
    Carter Wong

  • Super castlevania 1994

    October 15, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Than he fights a Kung fu lion!

  • October 20, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Not working?

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