Game of Death

1991, 6:30 min, color, sound

Using unedited footage from Bruce Lee's last (unfinished) film, Fulbeck turns the subtitled martial arts movie genre back on itself — leveling criticism, questions, and hilarious commentary with the medium's own tools. The legendary Bruce Lee is examined in the various roles he posthumously came to represent — from Fulbeck's own boyhood idol to an Asian American male icon. Flashing its own subtitles, Game of Death subtly redirects the original film's energy — confronting and questioning our memory of Bruce Lee as a legend, and examining issues of stereotyping and the marketing of Asian cultures in the United States.

Featuring: Bruce Lee, Bruce Li, Kip Fulbeck