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Release Date:
21 March 1981 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Carrying on the legend.
Plot:
Billy Lo, famed martial arts star is murdered. His brother, Bobby goes to Korea, and in an underground... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Bruce Lee ... Billy Lo / Lee Chen-Chiang (archive footage)
Tai Chung Kim ... Bobby Lo / Lee Chen-Kuo (as Tong Lung)
Jang Lee Hwang ... Chin Ku (as Huong Cheng-Li)
Roy Horan ... Lewis (as Roy Haron)
Roy Chiao ... Abbot
Hoi Sang Lee ... Monk
Cheng-Wu Yang ... Wildman
Hou Li-Jen ... Billy's Father
Miranda Austin ... Angel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Han-yuan Ma ... (uncredited)
Mars ... Guard in Cave (uncredited)
Yung-chiang Peng ... Guard (uncredited)
Graham Ravey ... Fighter (uncredited)
Dan Schwarz ... (uncredited)
Casanova Wong ... Korean Fighter (archive footage) (uncredited)
Biao Yuen ... Blue Staff Monk (uncredited)
Shun-Yee Yuen ... Monk (uncredited)

Directed by
See-Yuen Ng  (as Ng See-Yuan)
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo (co-director) (uncredited)
Corey Yuen (co-director) (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tin Shing Hoh 
Chuo-lun Ting 

Produced by
Kuen Cheung .... associate producer (as Cheung Kuen)
Raymond Chow .... producer
Andre Morgan .... producer
See-Yuen Ng .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frankie Chan  (as Franky Chan)
 
Cinematography by
Hai Chang 
Chi Ming Chiang 
Yu-tang Li 
Hsi-Ming Liang 
 
Film Editing by
Yao Chung Chang  (as Cheng Yao-Chung)
 
Production Management
Terence Chang .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lung Hsiao .... assistant director
Wen Lo .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Shi Cheng Yang .... props
 
Stunts
Wah Cheung .... stunts
Hoi Sang Lee .... assistant stunt coordinator
Biao Yuen .... assistant stunt coordinator
Biao Yuen .... stunt double: Bruce Lee
Biao Yuen .... stunt double: Tai Chung Kim
Corey Yuen .... assistant stunt coordinator
Woo-ping Yuen .... stunt coordinator
Mars .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tin Shing Hoh .... script supervisor
Chuo-lun Ting .... script supervisor
Biao Yuen .... assistant action director
Biao Yuen .... double: martial arts and acrobatics
Woo-ping Yuen .... martial arts instructor (as Yuen Wo-Ping)
 

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Also Known As:
"Si wang ta" - Hong Kong (original title)
"The New Game of Death" - USA
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence and nudity
Runtime:
Hong Kong:86 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 (cut: 1994) | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2013) | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Singapore:M18 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (original rating)
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Trivia:
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 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), while the original Chinese versions features a large number of Les Baxter's music cues from The Dunwich Horror (1970).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The wire to pull the monk in mid-air (after being thrown by Bobby Lo) is a little too late, he ends up being pulled along the ground instead.See more »
Quotes:
Lewis:Kung-fu fighters should be fierce like a lion and swift like a peacock so I study their styles.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in All Night Gaming (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
DancerSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Was this really supposed to be a comedy?, 16 July 2007
Author: mjscarface from United Kingdom

There are so many stupid moments in 'Tower of Death'/'Game of Death 2' that you really wonder if it's a spoof. At times, it felt like I was watching a sequel to Kung Pow rather than a Bruce Lee film.

To be honest, this film has bugger all to do with 'Game of Death'. If anything, it's more a sequel/remake of 'Enter the Dragon', incorporating many elements of that film - particularly the actual footage. Bruce Lee's character Billy Lo (apparently) investigates the sudden death of his friend and encounters a piece of film that was left with the man's daughter. When the body is stolen during the funeral (!), Billy is also killed and it's up to his wayward brother to avenge both men's deaths.

Tong Long stars as brother Bobby Lo and doesn't really have the sort of charisma to carry the film. His fighting abilities are very good however. Bruce Lee obviously turns up thanks to (no longer) deleted footage simply to cash-in on the legacy. Saying that, on the whole, the footage is actually edited-in better than in 'Game of Death' but it doesn't stop the film from being a mess.

OK, so the fights are actually very entertaining (dare I say mind-blowing) and make the film at least watchable. But there are so many daft elements to this film that it really tests your patience. First off, there's the supposed villain who lives on his palatial estate... or is that mental institution? Seriously, the nutter eats raw venison, drinks deer's blood, carries a monkey on his shoulder and owns some peacocks and lions (?!). This attempt to make him look tough and intelligent just makes you feel sorry for him - you half expect someone to escort him back to his room.

In fact, this middle section is awful and when the scene involving a naked hooker and a lion suit arrived I turned it off. However, I did finish the film and was kind of glad I did because the fight scene towards the end (much like 'GOD') was the whole reason for watching. While the story is an embarrassment, the action is very good and contains excellent choreography.

But even the finale disappoints if the premise was anything to go by. What we were told was that the 'Tower of Death' was a pagoda that was upside down and underground. This sounded great, like a twist on Bruce Lee's original idea with different styles of fighting on each level. Could this be the 'Game of Death' that was originally planned? No! The film should have been named "Generator Room of Death" because thats as far as the tower goes. Of yes, there were indeed one or two 'different' styles... there were foil clad grunts, leopard-skinned henchman and stupid monk. It's as though Enter the Dragon had never been made, with the plot being a poor imitation.

Worth watching once for the fast paced fight scenes, but so stupid sometimes that it hurts. If this was intended, then fine. Thumbs up, however, for recreating that projector room scene from 'Enter The Dragon'.

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