Featuring The Legendary One-On-One Nunchaku Battle Between Bruce Lee And Top Jeet Kune Do Instructor Dan Inosanto
Directed by Enter the Dragon s Robert Clouse, the full uncut 1978 version features Bruce Lee as Billy Lo, a martial arts master on the run from a vicious crime syndicate, who will stop at nothing to secure his formidable talents. In addition is an incredible 40 minute edit of the amazing pagoda fight sequence in accordance with Bruce Lee s original script notes from 1972. Much of the footage featured was lost for over two decades in the vaults of Golden Harvest studios.
Packed with over 3 hours of stunning DVD extras and showcasing a brand new restored and digitally re-mastered anamorphic transfer, this definitive Platinum Edition is the most complete tribute to the Game of Death phenomenon available anywhere in the World!
Double Disc DVD
- Digitally re-mastered and restored DVD transfer
- 2.35:1 Anamorphic version enhanced for widescreen TVs
- Feature-length audio-commentary with Bey Logan
- Dolby Digital English 5.1 audio
- Bruce Lee trailer archive
- Deleted scenes from 1978 edition
- Rare photo archive (including production stills, posters and original lobby card artwork)
- Legacy of the Dragon (exclusive documentary on Bruce Lee and the Game of Death phenomenon)
- History of Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee s fighting art)
- Biography showcase for principal stars
- Game of Death Re-visited featurette - 40 minute edit of the original Game of Death footage in accordance with Bruce Lee s script notes
- Dan Inosanto Jeet Kune Do Seminar
- Game of Death Retrospective
- Interview Gallery
- Fully Animated Menus
This DVD is truly amazing. HongKong Legends have 'again' provided a film with a marvelous picture quality, fantastic sound and put all its scraps and pieces of once censored scenes together into an absolute delight of a DVD. Although the 1978 version of the film on the first disc might be looked upon as a 'patchwork' of old footage, a lot of the action staged by Bruce's stand-in is of high quality, and a fight in a change room where Bruce delivers a series of high kicks at rapid speed at a fighter's head is brilliant. The nunchaku duel with Dan Inosanto is reinstated and is truly exciting, above all since this is where the 'real' Bruce enters the film.
However, the fantastic extras on the second disc of this DVD definitely do compensate for the possible weaknesses of the 1978 film: film material from Bruce's 'original' concept - a Tower of Death - is presented, revealing two other fighters helping Bruce to fight the adversaries on each floor of this tower. Just seeing the footage kindles the imagination about how the rest of the film would have looked like if Bruce had lived. Actually, this DVD offers a 40-minute 'reinvestigation' into how the ending of Bruce's film concept could have been, using the existing film material the way it was originally intended. One more thing, I think John Barry's music score for this film is lovely - romantic, tragic and exciting at the same time.
To sum up, any Bruce fan will embrace this DVD-specialty with utmost love and care. I do believe that Hong Kong Legends are beginning to assemble an ever-increasing number of faithful buyers.
Buy this, you will definitely not be disappointed!
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