Game of Death (1978)
Bruce Lee, Gig Young, Colleen Camp
Billy Lo (played by Bruce Lee) is on the run from a vicious crime syndicate, and must fake his own death to find the people who are trying to kill him.
Martial Arts Styles Used
This was Bruce Lee's last film, and he died while shooting it. Because of this there is only around 40 mins of footage featuring Bruce Lee. The rest of the scenes are done with woeful doubles, or scenes sliced from other Bruce Lee films.
This film does not do justice to the legend that was Bruce Lee, but despite fans hating this film, it became a commercial success, presumably due to it being Lee's last film and not because of it's quality as a film.
However there some positives. The fight scenes are good, and you can sense that Lee was potentially making a martial arts masterpiece with this film, and that keeps you watching.
What also keeps you watching is just how badly some of the scenes are involving Bruce Lee doubles or scenes from other films are done. It keeps you laughing at the sheer desperation the makers of this film in their attempt to finish the film.
Also, the score is one of the better scores to find its way onto a martial arts film.
Historically you must watch this film. Bruce Lee was incredible, and his final work deserves to be watched. Just don't expect it to be that good, then you won't be too disappointed.
For more information please see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077594/
Author: The Bear Martial Arts Team