Billy Lo, famed martial arts star is murdered. His brother, Bobby goes to Korea, and in an underground pagoda finds his brother's killers and exacts revenge. Written by
Ronald Strong <RS080455@pacbell.net>
Both the English dubbed and original Chinese versions (not the version on the Hong Kong Universe DVD) feature music scores from other films. The English dubbed versions feature a large number of Denny Zeitlin's music cues from the 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, while the original Chinese versions features a large number of Les Baxter's music cues from The Dunwich Horror. See more »
Bobby Lo somersaults forward over Chin Ku in mid-air, however he's finishes it backwards in the next take. See more »
You're lucky I'm a fair man, otherwise you'd be dead. Beat it!
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...just forget about it being a Bruce Lee film! Honestly, it's pretty good. I don't know why people slate this film, it's no better or worse than something like Shaolin Iron Claws (also starring Hwang Jang Lee), or many other martial arts films from the late 70a and early 80s.
Unfortunately, as this was planned as a 'tribute to' (read 'another way to get money out of the image of') Bruce Lee, it's what it's mainly remembered as. I would argue that there are some rather good sequences in this film - Roy Haron's fight scenes, for example, or the end sequence (which is pretty enjoyable in a James Bond type of way).
And, to be honest, the footage is interpolated a HELL of a lot better than that P.O.S. 'Game Of Death' film that came first, which is just laughable. Damn, that film was bad. This film, in comparison, is reasonably good natured, and at least moves on from the Bruce Lee footage (none of which features any original Bruce Lee fighting at all!) quite early, leaving the audience to get on with a 'proper film', rather than playing spot the edits with the original Bruce Lee footage and the stand in.
I must apologise for all the 'inverted commas' in this review! Anyway, it's better than the first Game Of Death, Hwang Jang Lee is well worth watching (as always) and Roy Haron is wicked.
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