While investigating his friend Chin Ku's (Hwang Jang Lee) death, martial artist Billy Lo (Bruce Lee) is killed. His younger brother, Bobby Lo (Kim Tai Chung), investigates both deaths. His search takes him to Japan, where he befriends Lewis (Roy Horan), master of the Castle Of Death. But when Lewis is brutally murdered, Bobby must investigate the mysterious Fan Yu temple, where he must enter an underground pagoda and face off with the most terrifying of enemies.Written by
This film is featured as a bonus in "Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits", released by Criterion, spine #1,036. See more »
Bobby Lo somersaults forward over Chin Ku in mid-air, however he's finishes it backwards in the next take. See more »
Tower Of Death guard:
Hey! Who are you?
Me? Jack the Ripper.
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There are two main cuts of the film. The first is the original Hong Kong cut, properly titled Tower of Death, which is approximately 86 minutes (NTSC/Film speed). Most of this cut's music is sourced from Les Baxter's score for The Dunwich Horror. This is the cut used for the UK Hong Kong Legends DVD. The second main cut is the international English dubbed print entitled Game of Death 2, which is roughly 94 minutes. While no footage was cut from the Hong Kong print, existing Bruce Lee and Bruce Lee related stock footage is used to create new scenes. The most prominent addition is the greenhouse fight between Casanova Wong and "Bruce Lee" (actually Kim Tai Jong doubling for Lee) which was shot by Sammo Hung for the Hong Kong cut of Game of Death. Other scenes include a childhood montage of "Billy Lo", which is actually comprised of old footage from Bruce Lee's childhood films. The other new scene is a "funeral dedication" which uses footage from Bruce Lee's real funeral, but is done more tastefully than its use in Game of Death as it plays off as more of a real tribute to Bruce Lee than a movie funeral. The other addition after this is simply a proper end credits montage. This is the cut released in the US by Fox Home Video. Ironically, of the two cuts, the extended international cut is more widely available, even in Hong Kong in the "Bruce Lee Ultimate Collection" DVD set. See more »
Performed by Amii Stewart
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Shambolic - the most entertaining film in existence
I'll just say that the film is constructed so poorly that it is outrageously funny. I watched it with friends, and I recommend everyone does the same. If you have even half of a sense of humour, you'll be laughing for literally 80% of the film.
Everything about the film is wrong: trying to resurrect Bruce Lee with scraps of footage and a guy that "kinda" looks like him; having a man dress up as a lion and go toe to toe with the lead character; having sets that belong in a star trek episode; having jesus play the bad duy. The best/worst parts are the "twists," which are so inconsequential they needn't have bothered. The makers could not have made a funnier film had they tried. Any film that includes the line: "I may be a jung-fu master, but I need cash!" must be essential viewing.
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