The Game of Death II
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The first act of the movie is the least interesting and worst part of the film. Bruce Lee stars (posthumously edited in) as Billy Lo (Bruce Lee) who visits his friend Chin Ku (Hwang Jang Lee) who is currently beating up an under-classed challenger. After an reestablishment of friendship between the two (never a good sign in a Kung Fu film), he visits an abbot (Roy Chiao revisiting his role from Enter the Dragon so they can reuse and redub footage) to discuss about his contumacious brother Bobby Lo (Tong Lung who also starred in Game of Death).
Of course, the scenes that compromise the first act are not only exploitative of Bruce Lee they are also poorly done. The most obvious is that the backgrounds do not match between Bruce's footage and the new footage. Also check out the sculpted back muscles of Bruce and compare them to his double. It is not even close. The fight scenes with Bruce (and his double) do not flow well. However, anytime you see a fight scene and that Bruce (or his double) does a difficult move such as a flip you will notice that it is the incomparable Yuen Biao (he even has a small role toward the beginning.Read more ›
Game of Death II, or Tower of Death as it is known in the orient (the original language version makes no connection with Game of Death) is by no means a good film. However, it is an immensely entertaining one, despite of, or possibly because of it's incompetence. Between the genuinely well-choreographed fighting scenes (by none other than Yuen-Woo Ping, the man who would later gain fame through his work in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the Matrix films - with generous amount of help from Sammo Hung, who performed the same task in Game of Death and even Enter the Dragon), there is something appalling to gawk at, whether it's the token caucasian actor's hilarious characteristics, the casual disregard to Bruce Lee's memory or the paperthin plot itself. Tong Lung plays the brother of Bruce Lee's character, named Bobby Lo in the dub, but we do not see him until the 40 minute mark...except that we do. Tong Lung DOES play the main character through the entire film, it's just that he does it as Bruce Lee's body double through the first half of the film and then switches to the Bobby Lo character after Bruce Lee's character is unceremoniously killed off. Confused yet?
Yuen-Woo Ping is not the only big name in the martial arts film world to be involved in the production of this either.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Movie is misidentified, the distributor has committed fraud movie is titled tower of death but us actually game of death 2.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is my top pick for a "so bad it's good" movie. In fact, I wish more people would watch it so that they would understand my frequent quoting of lines from the awful... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gallymanders
This was an excellent condition film & a excellent tribute to the Late Bruce Lee & his body of work.Published on July 30, 2013 by Almore M. Blair
LOOks like a copy burned DVD, something you can buy off a street corner. Do not buy these types of products from this personPublished on April 22, 2013 by SylviaChris
The movie is in a widescreen format. The only thing I don't like is that the part where Billy Lo fights the Korean martial artist who challenges him in the beginning of the film -... Read morePublished on September 15, 2012 by Alex
The ludicrous "Game of Death II" (1981) belongs in a long line of Bruce Lee exploitation flicks that trashed his memory for some quick cash. Read morePublished on July 11, 2012 by Scott T. Rivers
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