A seasoned character actor like Dean Jagger should have turned this film down. The script was good y'all should google it. Where the film trips up though is it's utter disrespect to Lee. The cast are all good, I particularly enjoyed Hugh O'Brian and Colleen Camp so I don't blame any of the actors or being involved at all. For the fans, it was to be a final glimpse of their idol after Bruce Lee had revolutionised both the Hong Kong film industry and Martial Arts in general. Robert Clouse reluctance quality was responsible for that flop.
As I say, I completely understand why they wanted to do this film as the fans were eager to see the unreleased footage but they don't even use very much of that either Seriously! Technically there's nothing really wrong with the film. His girlfriend, Ann Morris is a singer who is also climbing to the top. After an unsuccessful murder attempt against him, everyone thinks his is dead, but he's just hiding, preparing his revenge. But dreams of the musical theater and maybe a few commercials faded when his mother moved to Orlando, Florida before he could graduate from high school. Billy Lo is a Hong Kong-based movie actor, who is a box office draw.
The sequel is not much better but it has more dynamic fight scenes and at least a full hour of it is it's own film. Here we go with final points they are so many more points but I guess not many people will read this review. This travesty for a film is in such poor taste, it being exploitive and an insult to Bruce Lee and everything he stood for. Wesley Snipes grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. With all this in mind the motivations of the studio starts to become very clear.
His voice and manner are always so serious and proper to the point of getting on your nerves. The storyline, the embarrassing double and fight scenes are terrible. His girlfriend, Ann Morris, is a singer who is also climbing to the top. The film makers try to shoehorn in archive footage of Bruce at every opportunity, even from some of his famous films and almost none of it matches the new footage in terms of look and film stock. I hate Hollywood for ruining the Game of Death ideology. The fight scenes are all competently staged by kung-fu legend Sammo Hung and it's all done with a fairly decent hand at the end of the day.
Finishing Bruce Lee's last film that he was working on before he died? They're all taken to the same hospital, where the bodyguard teams up with a nurse to protect the diplomat from a team of ruthless assassins. The nurse soon learns that there is more to this sticky situation than expected. He is even more hesitant to do that but when an attempt on his life is made, he fakes his death and alters his appearance, and decides to go after the syndicate; taking them out one at a time. Monarchs, prisoners, deserters, and witches all have one thing in common — the occasional early demise at the hands of an executioner. Why Robert Clouse wanted to become involved is anyone's guess! His girlfriend, Ann Morris is a singer who is also climbing to the top.
But Billy knows that they will be treated like property, so he refuses and tells her to do the same. He is even more hesitant to do that but when an attempt on his life is made, he fakes his death and alters his appearance, and decides to go after the syndicate; taking them out one at a time. The so-called plot is exploitation personified and bears no resemblance whatever to Lee's concept for his own version. The most awkward points was the camera and the motions I mean don't come up with excuses like it was 1978. They're all taken to the same hospital, where the bodyguard teams up with a nurse to protect the diplomat from a team of ruthless assassins. There is no way Bruce would let a movie go like this and end that way.
He attended the High School for the Performing Arts popularized in Fame 1980. He represents us motions and footage of Bruce Lee's former movies just to hide the doubles face in many scenes from different ankles. Bruce Lee plays Billy Lo, a HongKong based movie actor, who is a box office draw. Learn about execution methods from the middle ages to the 20th century then escape this exhibit unscathed. Lee is on screen for 11 minutes but it is by far the best footage by many miles. .
There's a touch more effort put into the writing, even if it is pretty ropey at times, and the slightly slower pacing allows itself to build at least some sense of character absent from almost all movies of this type; there's also a coherently told plot adding another string to its bow. The footage looks a lot more cinematic and professional than Bruce Lee's first two movies and it is a considerable loss that he couldn't complete the film. I don't insult dead people so I hold myself back, but honestly he totally destroyed the movie. Except that he film makers totally threw Lee's original concept out the window and instead wrote some hokey crap about a very thin revenge story. It's Hollywood and they had more budget than they deserved and what did Clouse with the budget?!?! I wouldn't watch this crap again.
The lookalikes for Bruce Lee aren't very good at all but at least they look as though they can fight quote well. The nurse soon learns that there is more to this sticky situation than expected. The film steps over the line when they use real footage from Bruce Lee's funeral which is completely and utterly tasteless and it really doesn't have anything else in the film to make up for it. After an unsuccessful murder attempt against him, everyone thinks his is dead, but he's just hiding, preparing his revenge. This movie Game of Death was usually Bruce's own movie including script, choreo, main role and production. The nurse soon learns that there is more to this sticky situation than expected.
But Billy knows that they will be treated like property, so he refuses and tells her to do the same. A diplomat's bodyguard and company are injured in a botched assassination attempt. Wesley Snipes Wesley Snipes, Actor: Blade. The Score by the late great John Barry is also really good. Begrudgingly, there are a couple of fight scenes that are digestible but not much else to enjoy. I'm glad they saved and dropped rare footage material around 45 minutes including the full fight against Kareem Abdul Jabar that's not even everything at all just search for the real Game of Death Movie, so let's get back to this disaster movie.