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GOD Complete 3rd - 5th Floor including Lost Log Footage Found By HK Stephen Au Kam Tong

December 6 2014 at 4:52 AM
LJF  (Login LJF)

 
According to Die-Hard Fan of BL and HK director of "Dragon 1973" - Stephen Au Kam Tong's (not Stephen Chow) Facebook on 27th Nov. 2014, the complete GOD 3rd to 5th floor including the long lost log footage has been found recently.

This is the link to his facebook: https://zh-tw.facebook.com/StephenAuKamTong (more than 200 threads on the discussion over this topic)

As it is written in Chinese, I'll translate some important details into English.

Stephen Au said he was invited by the company who owns BL movies copyright to discuss about making and marketing of BL DVDs way back in 2006. He raised his views and concerns about the missing footage in John Little and Japan Artport versions of GOD. That is, on the opening fight of the 3rd floor of the pagoda, before BL joined in the fight with Tien Jun and Jie Yuan against Inosanto, there were supposed to be 2-3 scenes of bare hand fights (dance of death) and log fight of Tien and Jie with Inosanto. He remembered seeing many photos of these scenes in the magazines during his childhood days. If these exist, then the footages should have definitely been shot. Thus, based on this and plus and minus two months before and after the date which BL shot GOD, he requested his associates to go in search of the lost footages in the above company's movie vault thoroughly.

Then two weeks later, he received a call from the BL copyright company telling him that they had discovered two cans of "excavated" films (already developed into film negative). However, the words "Enter The Dragon" appeared on the two cans not "GOD". He immediately got them to transfer the two cans of negative into watchable DVD format. Two days later, the courier delivered a packet of 3 DVDs to his doorstep. The first DVD being the original Mandarin version of "Enter The Dragon"(different from the 1973 ETD version), then on the second DVD, he saw the complete GOD footage not in sequence, including NGs, unseen takes etc.(did not mention the time-length of the footage, guess should be around two hours), the last DVD is the complete 3rd to 5th floor footage arranged in sequence including the complete fight of Tien and Jie against Inosanto with the log scene too. Stephen Au was so delighted and overwhelmed that finally the complete GOD footage shot by BL has re-surfaced after more than 30 years. He hopes he will help to bring BL's original GOD concept into re-making of a new complete version of GOD soon (needs to get the consent and cooperation of BL's estate, hope Shannon Lee will grant the fans the wish).

Hopefully, all BL fans have a chance to watch these footages really soon, maybe in 2015, BL's 75th BD. Keep my fingers crossed.

BTW, Nick, how can I paste the missing scenes photos here?

 
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  • Wow thats good news! - Leon on Dec 6, 2014, 6:32 AM
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  • Re: - LJF on Dec 6, 2014, 11:00 AM
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  • Re: GOD Complete 3rd - 5th Floor including Lost Log Footage Found By HK Stephen Au Kam Tong - Nick Clarke on Dec 6, 2014, 4:45 PM
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  • Re: GOD Complete 3rd - 5th Floor including Lost Log Footage Found By HK Stephen Au Kam Tong - Stephen on Dec 6, 2014, 10:59 PM
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  • Re: GOD Complete 3rd - 5th Floor including Lost Log Footage Found By HK Stephen Au Kam Tong - CB on Dec 7, 2014, 12:42 AM
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  • GOD Complete 3rd Floor - Rockfish on Dec 8, 2014, 4:10 PM
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  • Bruce Lee Reincarnation - rockfish on Dec 10, 2014, 12:05 AM
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