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Game of Death II (1981)

Si wang ta (original title)
After Billy Lo is killed while seeking the murderers of his friend, his brother Bobby goes all out to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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See-Yuen Ng (as Ng See-Yuan), Sammo Kam-Bo Hung (co-director) (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bruce Lee ... Billy Lo / Lee Chen-Chiang (archive footage)
Tae-jeong Kim Tae-jeong Kim ... Bobby Lo / Billy Lo (as Tong Lung)
Jung-Lee Hwang ... Chin Ku (as Huong Cheng-Li)
Roy Horan Roy Horan ... Lewis (as Roy Haron)
Roy Chiao ... Abbot
Hoi Sang Lee ... Monk
Cheng-Wu Yang ... Wildman
Hou Li-Jen Hou Li-Jen ... Billy's Father
Miranda Austin Miranda Austin ... Angel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Chun-Wa ... Muscleman at the Temple
To Wai-Woo To Wai-Woo ... Lewis' Valet
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Storyline

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 Jin Ryusaki

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Carrying on the legend.

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Action | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

21 March 1981 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Game of Death II See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bruce Lee had filmed over 30 minutes of fight scenes for Game of Death (1978) when work was suspended to allow Lee to work on Enter the Dragon (1973). However, Lee died before he could return. Six years later, director Robert Clouse fleshed out a feature around the original footage with a new cast, including two stand-ins for Lee. After the success of Game of Death in Japan, there was high demand for a new Bruce Lee movie there. As a result, much of the movie is filmed in and takes place in Japan. See more »

Goofs

When Lewis delivers the final kick to the face of the second of the Wu/Yen brothers, a wire harness for the stuntman can clearly be seen sticking out from the arms of his vest. See more »

Quotes

Lewis: Kung-fu fighters should be fierce like a lion and swift like a peacock so I study their styles.
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Alternate Versions

A third cut of the film exists, but it is extremely rare. It is the official South Korean print of the film which uses more footage of Korean actors Kim Tai Jong (Lee Chen Chiang/Lee Chen Kuo) and Hwang Jang Lee (Chin Ku), including an extended sword form demonstration with Hwang's character. This cut also downplays the Bruce Lee angle as most of the stock footage featuring Lee has been cut out. Outside of theatrical release, the only confirmed home release of this cut is an old full screen South Korean VHS release. Despite the rarity of the full film, the opening 7+ minutes are available for viewing on YouTube under the title "Tower of Death Korean Version". Whether or not the original widescreen film sources still exist is unknown. See more »

Connections

Edited from Fist of Fury (1972) See more »

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Dancer
Performed by Gino Soccio
(Only in Cantonese/Mandarin versions)
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Shambolic - the most entertaining film in existence
10 January 2004 | by BorisSlashSalSee all my reviews

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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