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7th Sep '15 9:09:57 AM lefton4ya
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* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Practically the TropeCodifier, as it had him climbing a pagoda where each level had a progressively harder fighter.
10th Aug '15 9:58:15 PM ryanson209
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* FakeShemp: Korean tae-kwon-do expert Kim Tai Chung played Bobby Lo for most of the movie, his face partially obscured by fake beards, large sunglasses and cardboard cutouts. Notorious BruceLeeClone Bruce Li was also offered the role in tandem with Chung, but he declined [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome because he didn't think he should be officially filling Bruce's shoes]].

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* FakeShemp: Korean tae-kwon-do expert Kim Tai Chung played Bobby Billy Lo for most of the movie, his face partially obscured by fake beards, large sunglasses and cardboard cutouts. Notorious BruceLeeClone Bruce Li was also offered the role in tandem with Chung, but he declined [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome because he didn't think he should be officially filling Bruce's shoes]].
1st Mar '15 6:41:05 PM UncleSporkums
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* TitleDrop: In the original concept, shown in Bruce's story notes, this would have occured when the American member of the pagoda raid (who had yet to be cast) takes Hai Tien aside the night before the journey to their target, and tells him about the eponymous "Game" in philosophical terms.
16th Jan '15 9:12:23 AM erforce
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In 1973, BruceLee was in the middle of filming the film that was to showcase his personal style of Jeet Kune Do, '''''The Game of Death''''' when he received an offer to star in ''[[EnterTheDragon Enter the Dragon]]''. The first kung fu film to be produced by a Hollywood studio, and with a budget unprecedented for the genre, it was an offer Lee was unable to refuse. He was slated to resume filming ''The Game of Death'' as soon as that was finished. Alas, before ''[=EtD=]'' was even released, he died.

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In 1973, BruceLee was in the middle of filming the film that was to showcase his personal style of Jeet Kune Do, '''''The Game of Death''''' when he received an offer to star in ''[[EnterTheDragon ''[[Film/EnterTheDragon Enter the Dragon]]''. The first kung fu film to be produced by a Hollywood studio, and with a budget unprecedented for the genre, it was an offer Lee was unable to refuse. He was slated to resume filming ''The Game of Death'' as soon as that was finished. Alas, before ''[=EtD=]'' was even released, he died.



An unrelated movie made due to high demand for more Bruce, using recycled Lee footage as well as deleted EnterTheDragon footage, new scenes choreographed by [[Creator/YuenWooPing Yuen Woo-Ping]] and Kim Tai Chung, called Tower Of Death, was released in 1981 and in some markets called Game Of Death II.

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An unrelated movie made due to high demand for more Bruce, using recycled Lee footage as well as deleted EnterTheDragon ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' footage, new scenes choreographed by [[Creator/YuenWooPing Yuen Woo-Ping]] and Kim Tai Chung, called Tower ''Tower Of Death, Death'', was released in 1981 and in some markets called Game ''Game Of Death II.II''.
13th Jan '15 2:24:19 AM STFilmmaker
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* KnowWhenToFoldThem: In the original concept, Hai Tien didn't even want to go to the top of the Pagoda after beating Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Was exhausted to the point, where he was dragging his feet when going back down the flight of stairs he fought so hard to venture up.
27th Dec '14 3:58:21 AM Gemser
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* StockFootage: The 1978 version makes heavy use of this: there are a lot of shots edited from previous Bruce Lee movies, like ''Way of the Dragon''.

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* StockFootage: The 1978 version makes heavy use of this: there are a lot of shots edited from previous Bruce Lee movies, like ''Way of the Dragon''.''Film/WayOfTheDragon''.
24th Dec '14 2:12:47 PM Gemser
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* MartialArtsHeadband: Pascal (Dan Inosanto) wears one.

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* MartialArtsHeadband: Pascal (Dan Inosanto) wears one.a red one during the nunchaku fight with Bruce Lee on the third to last level of the pagoda. [[LimitedWardrobe He even wears it in the new footage of the 1978 version]].
24th Dec '14 1:00:48 PM Gemser
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* PunchClockVillain: All of Bruce Lee's enemies in the pagoda are this (in the original version). See also Allegorical Character above.

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* PunchClockVillain: All of Bruce Lee's enemies in the pagoda are this (in the original version). See also Allegorical Character AllegoricalCharacter above.
24th Dec '14 12:58:04 PM Gemser
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* AllegoricalCharacter; The characters in the pagoda are this in the original version. One could ask if they spend all of their lives n the pagoda waiting for some challenger, however, they represent the formalized system of martial arts that Bruce Lee wanted to proove wrong. They are all beaten with some ease, however Kareem-Abdul Jabbar has an unknown fighting style that represents the highest level of martial arts.
* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: When Bruce Lee filmed the fights, he realized that they were much too fast for the audience so they had to slow down for subsequent shots.



* MartialArtsHeadband: Pascal (Dan Inosanto) wears one.
* NeckSnap: Bruce Lee does this to the escrima specialist with his nunchaku.



* NeckSnap: Bruce Lee does this to the escrima specialist with his nunchaku.

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* NeckSnap: PunchClockVillain: All of Bruce Lee does Lee's enemies in the pagoda are this to (in the escrima specialist with his nunchaku.original version). See also Allegorical Character above.


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* StockFootage: The 1978 version makes heavy use of this: there are a lot of shots edited from previous Bruce Lee movies, like ''Way of the Dragon''.
9th Sep '14 10:31:51 AM Celticjesus
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The film uses only 11 minutes of footage from ''[=TGoD=]'', in which Lee is genuinely the actor used to portray Lo. This fight scene is one of the most treasured in the history of martial arts movies, and [[JustHereForGodzilla probably the only reason to watch the film]]. In addition to it being the last time audiences would ever see Lee fight, it is also known for the costume Lee dons during it: a bright yellow track suit with black stripes up the sides. This suit has come to be seen as something of a trademark for the actor; homaged numerous, numerous times. The homage to it that you most likely know of, however, is when Uma Thurman dons the same one whilst fighting the Crazy 88 in ''Film/KillBill''.

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The film uses only 11 minutes of footage from ''[=TGoD=]'', in which Lee is genuinely the actor used to portray Lo. This fight scene is one of the most treasured in the history of martial arts movies, and [[JustHereForGodzilla probably the only reason to watch the film]]. In addition to it being the last time audiences would ever see Lee fight, it is also known for the costume Lee dons during it: a bright yellow track suit with black stripes up the sides. This suit has come to be seen as something of a trademark for the actor; homaged numerous, numerous times. The homage to it that you most likely know of, however, is when Uma Thurman dons a motorcycle race suit in the same one style whilst fighting the Crazy 88 in ''Film/KillBill''.
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