After 22 years of waiting, 'Game of Death' is at last available to UK audiences as nature intended.
Now re-instated is the incredible one-on-one nunchuka battle between Bruce Lee and top student Dan Inosanto,
which conceptually is totally unique to this movie.
The 1978 version uses portions of the original footage married to an entirely new plot involving a new character,
Billy Lo, struggling against a racketeering "syndicate" after gaining international success as a martial arts movie star.
When Billy refuses to be intimidated by syndicate henchman Steiner (Hugh O'Brian) and his gangs of thugs,
syndicate owner Dr. Land (Dean Jagger) orders his assassination to serve as an example to others.
Disguised as a stuntman, Land's assassin Stick (Mel Novak) sneaks onto the set of Billy's new film,
and shoots Billy during filming. A fragment of the bullet passes through Billy's face, leaving him alive but in need
of plastic surgery which alters his facial features. Billy takes the opportunity to fake his death and disguise himself,
exacting revenge against those who wronged him one at a time. When the syndicate threatens and kidnaps his fiancee,
Ann Morris (Colleen Camp), Billy is forced to come out of hiding in order to save her. In the revised film,
Bruce Lee's fight scenes inside the pagoda are assumed to take place in the upper floors of the Red Pepper restaurant,
where Dr. Land and his thugs have laid an ambush.