Game of Death

24 November - Cinematek, Brussels
19.00 - €4 - Free for members

Packing a punch in a rather literal way, this Bruce Lee creation would ironically bring about his own demise. The story behind the film is perhaps more interesting than the film itself, as Lee died during production and the movie was shelved for five years until it was completed using portions of the original 1972 cut,  with a completely different plot involving a martial arts movie star who fakes his own death and seeks revenge on the mobsters that deformed him. The 1978 version is an action-packed romp, where part of the fun is figuring out the devices used to bring Lee back from the dead.