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zjpbl5| Game of Death
Director: Bruce Lee, Robert Clouse, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
Screenplay: Bruce Lee, Robert Clouse
Producer: Bruce Lee, Andre Morgan, Raymond Chow
Cast: Bruce Lee, Gig Young, Colleen Camp, Dean Jagger, Tai Chung Kim
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 100
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Subtitles: English
Studio:  20th Century Fox DVD Region:  1 R
DVD Release:  May 2002 Discs:  (DVD) [$14.98]
Reviews:  Bruce Lee died after shooting only a few scenes of his ambitious "Game of Death", but that didn't stop greedy producers from finishing and releasing "Lee's last film," even if he's doubled for most of it. Lee planned an ambitious expression of his fighting philosophy, and his story culminates in the rigorous challenge of the "Game of Death," in which combatants take on successively greater and greater masters as they fight their way to the top of a tower. Only a few fight scenes were completed, and the released film is about a martial arts movie star who takes on a syndicate of drug dealers. Lee faces down the towering Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in an impressive battle, one of the only surviving scenes from Lee's original shoot, while outtakes from his battle with Chuck Norris in "Return of the Dragon" are used along with real-life footage from Lee's funeral. The rest of the film is a mishmash of car chases and clumsily edited fights, complete with awkward inserts of Lee's face. His double remains hidden behind a pair of dark glasses or a motorcycle helmet throughout, and he abruptly changes into a yellow jumpsuit for no reason other than to match Lee's costume in the final scene. "--Sean Axmaker"

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