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GAME OF DEATH
Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 10:00 PM
Released five years after Bruce Lee's death, this eccentrically entertaining kung-fu curio testifies to the actor's enduring place in the pop-culture imagination.
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Admission Grindhouse - $5.31

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In his final film, Bruce Lee is Billy Lo, a young kung fu movie star with a flourishing career and a promising future. 

"The last fifteen to twenty minutes of Game Of Death are on par with any of the other fight scenes in any of Lee's other films. They're fantastic. They're vicious. They're brutal. They're elegant. In short, this is prime Lee material." - Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop!

 

"The film offers the spectacle, then, of a Bruce Lee film without Bruce Lee, and his galling absence speaks to the magnificence of his presence and talent." - Chuck Bowen, Slant

 

"My favourite martial arts movie." - Amardeep Sidhu, Kung-Fu Kingdom

 

"More classic kung-fu from the genre's legendary master."- Flipside

Released five years after Bruce Lee’s death, this eccentrically entertaining kung fu curio combines footage from an unfinished project directed by and starring Lee with original material shot by Enter the Dragon director Robert Clouse to create an entirely new work that testifies to the actor’s enduring place in the pop culture imagination. Using stand-ins, doubles, and archival footage to compensate for Lee’s absence, Game of Death follows a martial arts movie star who, when he’s threatened by a cutthroat crime syndicate intent on controlling his career, must take his skills from the soundstage to the streets. It all builds to an exhilarating climax that is pure Lee: a tour de force of martial arts mastery in which the legend himself, clad in iconic yellow jumpsuit, fights his way up a multi-level pagoda, with a towering Kareem Abdul-Jabbar among his formidable opponents.

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Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:101 minutes
Director:Robert Clouse (Black Belt Jones)
Year Released:1978
Production Country:Hong Kong
Language:English
Website:facebook.com/ICgrindhouse
Trailer:vimeo.com/397047842