A man gets caught in a money scam and must save his girlfriend by completing seven different levels.A man gets caught in a money scam and must save his girlfriend by completing seven different levels.A man gets caught in a money scam and must save his girlfriend by completing seven different levels.
- Lee Hsaio Lung
- (as Chung-Tao Ho)
HOW IT HAPPENED: THE GENESIS OF A BRUCEPLOITATIONER!
Long before the Golden Harvest's unfaithful Game of Death was released in 1978, shameless Taiwanese filmmakers did put on the map a copy-of-the copy that was unfaithfull as well, but funny: as soon as the still photos of Bruce's unfinished project were printed on local magazines, carachter-actor Lin Bing and YiYun Film Company invented this movie. They didn't know anything but the original story, they only knew the still photos showing Bruce, Kareem and others. The movie was made in just 2 weeks on a shoestring budget of less than 100.000 US dollars and they sold it everywhere in 1975. Ho Tsung Tao was renamed "Lee Roy Lung" before becoming "Bruce Li". All in all the movie is an unintentional joke: the popsong King of Kung-Fu sung by "Candy" was a cooooool weird piece, expecially if you considers that grade-B Kung-fu movies rarely had original music composed for them, they used steal music from other films. The cast includes Lung Fei with a whip, Shan Mao as a karate-man, the ubiquitous Chang Yi Kwai as a stuntman, Tsai hung with a turban... not to mention a ridicolous black boxer with an almost female breasts and a wrestler who looks like a caveman! No word is spent to explain why modern gangsters waste their time hiring fighters instead of simply shooting the hero with a pistol. Fight coreography is merely decent in some occasion. When this movie was released in Italy, in the city of Turin audience went angry on finding Bruce wasn't in it and they call the police, asking back the admission price and forcing the owner of the theatre to put out a sign that said Bruce Lee didn't appear in the movie. They were less idiots than the filmmakers thought, nonetheless if you take this movie for what it is, you can have some fun (expecially when the shadows of the fighters are incidentally casted on the fake sky-panel outside the pagoda's balcony). That's why this trash ranks 6 in my memory. Ho Tsung Tao was an excellent athlete anyway and a nice guy.
- Jan 1, 2021
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