History Trivia / GameOfDeath

20th May '17 3:04:49 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/BeforeLee's death, this would have been a mix between an action movie and a martial arts educational movie. The action side, involved a character named Hai Tien (Played by Lee) Who has to save his sister by giving his captors access to a pagoda they believe houses treasure at the top. The educational side was to showcase the different single styles of Martial arts through each Pagoda Level and how Lee's own Concept of Jeet Kune Do irons out many flaws in said styles. The producers changed to whole plot to a generic revenge story with an evil syndicate.

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** Creator/BeforeLee's Before Lee's death, this would have been a mix between an action movie and a martial arts educational movie. The action side, involved a character named Hai Tien (Played by Lee) Who has to save his sister by giving his captors access to a pagoda they believe houses treasure at the top. The educational side was to showcase the different single styles of Martial arts through each Pagoda Level and how Lee's own Concept of Jeet Kune Do irons out many flaws in said styles. The producers changed to whole plot to a generic revenge story with an evil syndicate.
20th May '17 3:04:28 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Bruce Lee scheduled to continue working on the film in September 1973 but he died in July, so the film remained unfinished.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Bruce Lee Creator/BruceLee scheduled to continue working on the film in September 1973 but he died in July, so the film remained unfinished.



** There are many rumors that the pagoda has more than five floors plus the ground level, and about other fighters Bruce Lee meets, like mutants, samurais, dragons, ninjas,... None of these are true.

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** There are many rumors that the pagoda has more than five floors plus the ground level, and about other fighters Bruce Lee Creator/BruceLee meets, like mutants, samurais, dragons, ninjas,... None of these are true.



** Before Lee's death, this would have been a mix between an action movie and a martial arts educational movie. The action side, involved a character named Hai Tien (Played by Lee) Who has to save his sister by giving his captors access to a pagoda they believe houses treasure at the top. The educational side was to showcase the different single styles of Martial arts through each Pagoda Level and how Lee's own Concept of Jeet Kune Do irons out many flaws in said styles. The producers changed to whole plot to a generic revenge story with an evil syndicate.
** Bruce Lee considered several actors, but their scenes were never filmed. These include: Nora Miao, Hwang In-shik, Taky Kimura, Blo Yeung, Betty Ting Pei, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao and Bob Wall. The last three of them appear in the 1978 version, but they don't reprise their intended roles. Other actors that worked together with Bruce Lee, Creator/GeorgeLazenby, Creator/ChuckNorris, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were offered roles in the 1978 film but turned them down. Only Dan Inosanto reprised his original role.

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** Before Lee's Creator/BeforeLee's death, this would have been a mix between an action movie and a martial arts educational movie. The action side, involved a character named Hai Tien (Played by Lee) Who has to save his sister by giving his captors access to a pagoda they believe houses treasure at the top. The educational side was to showcase the different single styles of Martial arts through each Pagoda Level and how Lee's own Concept of Jeet Kune Do irons out many flaws in said styles. The producers changed to whole plot to a generic revenge story with an evil syndicate.
** Bruce Lee considered several actors, but their scenes were never filmed. These include: Nora Miao, Hwang In-shik, Taky Kimura, Blo Yeung, Betty Ting Pei, Sammo Hung, Creator/SammoHung, Yuen Biao and Bob Wall. The last three of them appear in the 1978 version, but they don't reprise their intended roles. Other actors that worked together with Bruce Lee, Creator/GeorgeLazenby, Creator/ChuckNorris, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were offered roles in the 1978 film but turned them down. Only Dan Inosanto reprised his original role.
27th Feb '17 3:05:24 PM Gemser
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Bruce Lee scheduled to continue working on the film in September 1973 but the died in July, so the film remained unfinished.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Bruce Lee scheduled to continue working on the film in September 1973 but the he died in July, so the film remained unfinished.
25th Oct '16 3:55:47 PM Gemser
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* MissingEpisode: Much of the original footage for ''[=TGoD=]'' is still missing, and it will probably never be found.
** However, a documentary called ''Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey'' made in the early 2000's managed to find and piece together as much of the footage as they could find (which includes all of the fight footage from the upper three levels of the pagoda) but also reveals for the first time the movie's original plot, based on Lee's outlines and sketches. Really, it's a better use of your time to just look up the documentary than sit through the Robert Clouse version.

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* MissingEpisode: Much Currently 42 minutes of the original footage for ''[=TGoD=]'' is still missing, has been found and it made public. More scenes might exist in the archives that will probably never be found.
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found. A documentary called ''Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey'' made in the early 2000's managed to find and piece together as much of the footage as they could find (which includes all of the fight footage from the upper three levels of the pagoda) but also reveals for the first time the movie's original plot, based on Lee's outlines and sketches. Really, it's a better use of your time to just look up the documentary than sit through the Robert Clouse version.sketches.



** There have been many rumors about the top floor. Many things have been suggested like a scroll with an inspirational message or a mirror (according to several of Bruce's friends, and this was based on the philosophical idea that since he had overcome all of his opponents by adapting, [[ItWaswithYouAllAlong HE HIMSELF, was the treasure]]). However, none of the surviving materials by Bruce Lee confirm this.
** There are many rumors about other fighters Bruce Lee meets, like samurais, dragons, ninjas, none of this is true.
** There is a persistent rumor that Bruce Lee's character is the same as in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon''. This is disproved by the character names (Hai Tien in GoD and Tang Long in WoD) and different characterizations of the two.

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** There have been many rumors about the top floor. Many things have been suggested like a scroll with an inspirational message or a mirror (according to several of Bruce's friends, and this was based on the philosophical idea that since he had overcome all of his opponents by adapting, [[ItWaswithYouAllAlong HE HIMSELF, was the treasure]]). However, none of the surviving materials by Bruce Lee confirm this.
** There are many rumors about more scenes that were filmed (like alleged fights in the car park or at the airport) that are supposedly either destroyed or in the hands of private collectors.
** There are many rumors that the pagoda has more than five floors plus the ground level, and
about other fighters Bruce Lee meets, like mutants, samurais, dragons, ninjas, none ninjas,... None of this is these are true.
** There is a persistent rumor that Bruce Lee's character is the same as in film is a sequel to ''Film/WayOfTheDragon''. This is disproved by the character names (Hai Tien in GoD Game of Death and Tang Long in WoD) Way of the Dragon) and different characterizations of the two.two (Hai Tien shows much less remorse than Tang Lung)



** Before Lee's death, this would have been a mix between an action movie and a martial arts educational movie. The action side, involved a character named Hai Tien (Played by Lee) Who has to save his sister by giving his captors access to a pagoda they believe houses treasure at the top. The educational side was to showcase the different single styles of Martial arts through each Pagoda Level and how Lee's own Concept of Jeet Kune Do irons out many flaws in said styles.
** From the finalized movie proper, producers initially wanted noted BruceLeeClone "Bruce Li" (real name Ho Chung Tao) to portray Billy Lo in the new footage alongside Kim Tai Chung. Presumably sharing the screen depending on who looked most like Bruce at specific angles. However, Li was three years into his career as a "leading" man and fed up with playing in Brucealike roles (making an exception for numerous biopics where he's obvioulsly an actor playing Bruce and not trying to fool audiences) and turned down the opportunity.
** Creator/GeorgeLazenby was offered a role in the film but declined after Lee's death.

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** Before Lee's death, this would have been a mix between an action movie and a martial arts educational movie. The action side, involved a character named Hai Tien (Played by Lee) Who has to save his sister by giving his captors access to a pagoda they believe houses treasure at the top. The educational side was to showcase the different single styles of Martial arts through each Pagoda Level and how Lee's own Concept of Jeet Kune Do irons out many flaws in said styles.
styles. The producers changed to whole plot to a generic revenge story with an evil syndicate.
** Bruce Lee considered several actors, but their scenes were never filmed. These include: Nora Miao, Hwang In-shik, Taky Kimura, Blo Yeung, Betty Ting Pei, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao and Bob Wall. The last three of them appear in the 1978 version, but they don't reprise their intended roles. Other actors that worked together with Bruce Lee, Creator/GeorgeLazenby, Creator/ChuckNorris, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were offered roles in the 1978 film but turned them down. Only Dan Inosanto reprised his original role.
** From the finalized movie proper, producers initially wanted noted BruceLeeClone "Bruce Li" (real name Ho Chung Tao) to portray Billy Lo in the new footage alongside Kim Tai Chung. Presumably sharing the screen depending on who looked most like Bruce at specific angles. However, Li was three years into his career as a "leading" man and fed up with playing in Brucealike roles (making an exception for numerous biopics where he's obvioulsly obviously an actor playing Bruce and not trying to fool audiences) and turned down the opportunity.
** Creator/GeorgeLazenby was offered a role in the film but declined after Lee's death.
opportunity.
22nd Oct '16 8:08:19 AM Gemser
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* ItWaswithYouAllAlong: Reportedly, according to several of Bruce's friends, the ending of the film would have had his character walk all the way up to the top level, where the treasure was kept, only to find that it was a mirror! This was based on the philosophical idea that since he had overcome all of his opponents by adapting, HE HIMSELF, was the treasure.

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* ItWaswithYouAllAlong: Reportedly, according AuthorExistenceFailure: Bruce Lee scheduled to several of Bruce's friends, the ending of continue working on the film would have had his character walk all in September 1973 but the way up to died in July, so the top level, where the treasure was kept, only to find that it was a mirror! This was based on the philosophical idea that since he had overcome all of his opponents by adapting, HE HIMSELF, was the treasure.film remained unfinished.


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* UrbanLegendOfZelda: Several around this film because it was never finished.
** There have been many rumors about the top floor. Many things have been suggested like a scroll with an inspirational message or a mirror (according to several of Bruce's friends, and this was based on the philosophical idea that since he had overcome all of his opponents by adapting, [[ItWaswithYouAllAlong HE HIMSELF, was the treasure]]). However, none of the surviving materials by Bruce Lee confirm this.
** There are many rumors about other fighters Bruce Lee meets, like samurais, dragons, ninjas, none of this is true.
** There is a persistent rumor that Bruce Lee's character is the same as in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon''. This is disproved by the character names (Hai Tien in GoD and Tang Long in WoD) and different characterizations of the two.
25th Sep '16 10:01:43 AM UncleSporkums
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* ItWaswithYouAllAlong: Reportedly, according to several of Bruce's friends, the ending of the film would have had his character walk all the way up to the top level, where the treasure was kept, only to find that it was a mirror! This was based on the philosophical idea that since he had overcome all of his opponents by adapting, HE HIMSELF, was the treasure.
28th Aug '16 10:02:19 PM ultimomant
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Before Lee's death, this would have been a mix between an action movie and a martial arts educational movie. The action side, involved a character named Hai Tien (Played by Lee) Who has to save his sister by giving his captors access to a pagoda they believe houses treasure at the top. The educational side was to showcase the different single styles of Martial arts through each Pagoda Level and how Lee's own Concept of Jeet Kune Do irons out many flaws in said styles.
** From the finalized movie proper, producers initially wanted noted BruceLeeClone "Bruce Li" (real name Ho Chung Tao) to portray Billy Lo in the new footage alongside Kim Tai Chung. Presumably sharing the screen depending on who looked most like Bruce at specific angles. However, Li was three years into his career as a "leading" man and fed up with playing in Brucealike roles (making an exception for numerous biopics where he's obvioulsly an actor playing Bruce and not trying to fool audiences) and turned down the opportunity.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Before Lee's death, this would have been a mix between an action movie and a martial arts educational movie. The action side, involved a character named Hai Tien (Played by Lee) Who has to save his sister by giving his captors access to a pagoda they believe houses treasure at the top. The educational side was to showcase the different single styles of Martial arts through each Pagoda Level and how Lee's own Concept of Jeet Kune Do irons out many flaws in said styles.
** From the finalized movie proper, producers initially wanted noted BruceLeeClone "Bruce Li" (real name Ho Chung Tao) to portray Billy Lo in the new footage alongside Kim Tai Chung. Presumably sharing the screen depending on who looked most like Bruce at specific angles. However, Li was three years into his career as a "leading" man and fed up with playing in Brucealike roles (making an exception for numerous biopics where he's obvioulsly an actor playing Bruce and not trying to fool audiences) and turned down the opportunity.opportunity.
** Creator/GeorgeLazenby was offered a role in the film but declined after Lee's death.
5th Jan '15 2:50:48 AM MisterDT
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Before Lee's death, this would have been a mix between an action movie and a martial arts educational movie. The action side, involved a character named Hai Tien (Played by Lee) Who has to save his sister by giving his captors access to a pagoda they believe houses treasure at the top. The educational side was to showcase the different single styles of Martial arts through each Pagoda Level and how Lee's own Concept of Jeet Kune Do irons out many flaws in said styles.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Before Lee's death, this would have been a mix between an action movie and a martial arts educational movie. The action side, involved a character named Hai Tien (Played by Lee) Who has to save his sister by giving his captors access to a pagoda they believe houses treasure at the top. The educational side was to showcase the different single styles of Martial arts through each Pagoda Level and how Lee's own Concept of Jeet Kune Do irons out many flaws in said styles.styles.
** From the finalized movie proper, producers initially wanted noted BruceLeeClone "Bruce Li" (real name Ho Chung Tao) to portray Billy Lo in the new footage alongside Kim Tai Chung. Presumably sharing the screen depending on who looked most like Bruce at specific angles. However, Li was three years into his career as a "leading" man and fed up with playing in Brucealike roles (making an exception for numerous biopics where he's obvioulsly an actor playing Bruce and not trying to fool audiences) and turned down the opportunity.
26th Oct '13 8:27:58 AM STFilmmaker
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** However, a documentary called ''Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey'' made in the early 2000's managed to find and piece together as much of the footage as they could find (which includes all of the fight footage from the upper three levels of the pagoda) but also reveals for the first time the movie's original plot, based on Lee's outlines and sketches. Really, it's a better use of your time to just look up the documentary than sit through the Robert Clouse version.

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** However, a documentary called ''Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey'' made in the early 2000's managed to find and piece together as much of the footage as they could find (which includes all of the fight footage from the upper three levels of the pagoda) but also reveals for the first time the movie's original plot, based on Lee's outlines and sketches. Really, it's a better use of your time to just look up the documentary than sit through the Robert Clouse version.version.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Before Lee's death, this would have been a mix between an action movie and a martial arts educational movie. The action side, involved a character named Hai Tien (Played by Lee) Who has to save his sister by giving his captors access to a pagoda they believe houses treasure at the top. The educational side was to showcase the different single styles of Martial arts through each Pagoda Level and how Lee's own Concept of Jeet Kune Do irons out many flaws in said styles.
3rd Jul '13 3:32:20 PM cyberxigbar
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** However, a documentary called ''Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey'' made in the early 2000's managed to find and piece together as much of the footage as they could find (which includes all of the fight footage from the upper three levels of the pagoda) but also reveals for the first the the movie's original plot, based on Lee's outlines and sketches. Really, it's a better use of your time to just look up the documentary than sit through the Robert Clouse version.

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** However, a documentary called ''Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey'' made in the early 2000's managed to find and piece together as much of the footage as they could find (which includes all of the fight footage from the upper three levels of the pagoda) but also reveals for the first the time the movie's original plot, based on Lee's outlines and sketches. Really, it's a better use of your time to just look up the documentary than sit through the Robert Clouse version.
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