Search - Game of Death on DVD

Game of Death
Game of Death
Actors: Bruce Lee, Gig Young, Colleen Camp, Dean Jagger, Tai Chung Kim
Directors: Bruce Lee, Robert Clouse, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2002     1hr 40min

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 ambi...  more »

Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Bruce Lee, Gig Young, Colleen Camp, Dean Jagger, Tai Chung Kim
Directors: Bruce Lee, Robert Clouse, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
Creators: Bruce Lee, Robert Clouse, Andre Morgan, Raymond Chow
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Martial Arts, Hong Kong Action, Bruce Lee, Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
DVD Release Date: 05/21/2002
Original Release Date: 06/08/1979
Theatrical Release Date: 06/08/1979
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

Similar Movies

Chinese Connection
Director: Wei Lo
   R   2001   1hr 47min
Enter the Dragon
Director: Robert Clouse
   R   2009   1hr 38min
Bruce Lee - Fists of Fury
Director: Lo Wei
   UR   2006   1hr 35min
Tower of Death
Directors: Corey Yuen, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, See-Yuen Ng
   R   2001   1hr 26min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Sin City
   R   2005   2hr 4min
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
   R   1997   2hr 7min
Hard Target
   R   1998   1hr 37min
From Dusk Till Dawn
Dimension Collector's Series
Directors: Robert Rodriguez, Sarah Kelly
   R   2000   1hr 48min
Requiem for a Dream
Director's Cut
Director: Darren Aronofsky
   UR   2001   1hr 42min
Ocean's Eleven
Widescreen Edition
   PG-13   2002   1hr 56min
First Blood
Director: Ted Kotcheff
   R   2004   1hr 33min
Kill Bill - Volume Two
Director: Quentin Tarantino
   NC-17   2004   2hr 16min
Pale Rider
Snap Case
Director: Clint Eastwood
   R   1997   1hr 55min
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Director: Robert Rodriguez
   R   2004   1hr 41min

Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 5/19/2018...
Very weak Bruce Lee movie. Skip it!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Etionee D. (etionee) from MORROW, GA
Reviewed on 11/20/2012...
Entertaining to say the least!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Game of Deception
Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 05/04/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Regardless of what the filmmakers want you to believe, Bruce Lee completed only 15 minutes of fight scenes for "Game of Death" before his untimely death in 1973. Those exciting 15 minutes can be found in the last half-hour of this ludicrous ripoff. When will producers learn that they cannot resurrect a corpse from the cutting-room floor. It didn't work with Bela Lugosi or Peter Sellers - and it fails miserably in "Game of Death." However, the actual Lee footage is worth seeing."
Offensive....Or A Tribute?
Michael A. Quebec | Union City, CA United States | 07/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Most Bruce Lee fans HATE this movie. They (or I should say "we", since I'm a Bruce Lee fan) note the use of very transparent doubling by Kim Tai Chung & others, the drastic change of plot from Lee's original story-line, & the use of footage from Lee's actual funeral in the film.I understand why these fans dislike "Game of Death" so much & I respect their beliefs. However, I think these fans are reacting a bit too strongly.There are some good points to this movie:1. The high production values. Remember, this is 1978. Hong-Kong movies from THIS time period weren't what they are today. Jackie Chan was just starting to find his way with "Snake In The Eagle's Shadow" & with the exception of the Shaw Brothers, most Hong-Kong films from this time period were cheap, exploitation flicks. We're still a few years away from John Woo, Tsui Hark, or Ang Lee.2. The John Barry musical score. Remember him? He's the one behind "The James Bond Theme."3. The opening title credits by John Christopher Strong the Third. The floating games of chance, combined with John Barry's musical score give the film a "classy" action-movie feel, like a Bond film, quality-wise, that is.4. The major American stars Dean Jagger, Hugh O'Brien, Gig Young, & Colleen Camp. Okay, this is supposed to be Hong-Kong & one reviewer pointed out that in real-life, the heads of Hong-Kong's papers & crime-syndicates would be Chinese. But again, this is 1978. Lee did want to break out onto the mainstream by working with major "American" actors. (Lee himself, of course was an American, since Lee was born in San Francisco, but raised in Hong-Kong.) "Enter The Dragon", while being an obvious James Bond swipe, was successful, not only because of Lee's great talent & charisma, but also because that film featured American stars at the time. (If you can consider John Saxon a "star", that is.)5. The locker-room fight. No, that's not Bruce Lee fighting Bob Wall, it's doubles Kim Tai Chung & Chen Yao Po. But it still is impressive & for this scene, at least, the cutting in of clips from "Way of The Dragon" (or "Return of The Dragon") actually works.6. The plot. Okay, some people don't like the story, but it's obviouse that writer Jan Spears based the story on the rumors surrounding Lee's death. (In truth, he died of an allergic reaction to the pain-pill Equagesic, causing his brain to swell with an edema. However, there were rumors, and that's all they were, just rumors, that he was killed by the Triads for refusing to give them a piece of his successful film-company.) The character of "Billy Lo", faking his death after an attempted murder, so that he can do battle with the syndicate, is based on the Bruce Lee MYTH. (Kind of like the way the 1957 Elvis vehicle "Loving You" is based on the Elvis Presley myth.)I'm not arguing with the fans who hate this movie. They are fans of a true innovative genius of the martial-arts & so I can't say that they are wrong. However, the REAL script & missing additional footage from Lee's original "Game of Death" wasn't uncovered until the mid-1990's. I'm not saying Raymond Chow & Robert Clouse weren't thinking of money when they "finished" "Game of Death." (After all, the film industry is a business.) But I don't see an exploitation picture when I watch "Game of Death." Instead, I see a well-intentioned (if somewhat misguided) tribute to the genius of Bruce Lee.P.S. To see what Bruce Lee intended for his original version of "Game of Death", watch "Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey." This documentary has a detailed rendering of Lee's script outline, as well as over 30 minutes of completed footage for the film's finale."
Rip-off of Bruce Lee's unfinished work
weirdo_106 | 11/11/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is a hodgepodge of film being passed off as a Bruce Lee movie. Bruce Lee died before finishing this movie, and has less than 20 minutes of actual footage of him. The plot of the movie does not even correspond with Bruce Lee's original intentions. The parts that actually show Bruce Lee are heavily edited.

If you want to see the intended parts of the movie that were filmed before Bruce Lee's death, rent "Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey." While that is still not a complete movie, it explains his philosophy, not just flashy fight scenes.

This movie is a waste of money, time, and space."