Opening fight

Opening fight

Joined: April 17th, 2018, 4:06 pm

May 31st, 2018, 3:09 pm #1

I believe that the opening fight scene in Enter the Dragon between Bruce Lee and Sammo Hung was in fact the last fight scene Bruce ever filmed: is it known where it was filmed? The commentary on the film doesn’t help.
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Joined: July 16th, 2003, 11:43 am

May 31st, 2018, 4:26 pm #2

The film starts off with a shot of Ching Chun Koon temple in Tuen Mun and pans left to a (still unidentified) location where Bruce is squaring up to a long- haired Samo Hung Gam Bo with Roy Chiao officiating as the head monk. Then some scenes where Bruce talks fighting philosophy at Tsing Shan Monastery in Tuen Mun.

The opening credits are of the 1973 skyline taken from the hills above Central and various street shots in Kowloon.

As a nice side-story to this, I have been helping a Canadian film documentary maker film a Bruce Lee locations-related doc this week but the one scene that remains to be identified is the location of the fight with Samo Hung. After interviewing a fellow called Tung wai - who played the young student 'Lao' in the Tsing Shan scenes - he has given the name of the place as "The Rose Garden" but can't remember where it was. No one else seems to know. Yuen wah - a famous local actor and Bruce's acrobatic stunt double in the film - has forgotten and Samo Hung is currently unreachable.

So perhaps one of the local experts can recognise the place and tell us whether it is still intact.

https://gwulo.com/enter-the-dragon-locations
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Joined: May 31st, 2018, 4:48 pm

May 31st, 2018, 4:55 pm #3

The opening fight scene between Bruce Lee and Sammo Hong was filmed in Ho Sheung Heung, Sheung Shui which is actually quite far from the temple in Tuen Mun...
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Joined: July 16th, 2003, 11:43 am

May 31st, 2018, 5:01 pm #4

Thanks Gung Fu.

Enter The Dragon - Bruce Lee (1973) - Ho Sheung Heung, Sheung Shui


This is the location used by Bruce Lee for the initial scenes in Enter The Dragon when he fights Sammo Hung.

Those who have read [previous versions of my blog will know that the discovery of this 'lost' location was made by my good self as a result of a request from John Little to try and track it down for his In Pursuit of the Dragon documentary. Sadly, it took me too long to find to be included in the final release (it eventually took me two months to track down) but at least Lee fans know that this place still exists and isn't covered by a shopping mall. Sadly, the exact location is unreachable due to the fact that it is buried under 40 years of nature, but perhaps one day a joss stick burning idiot will be paying his/her respects to nearby graves and set the place on fire - it happens a lot more than it should.

This whole area was popular with film makers and many Shaw films were also filmed here and nearby.

https://hongkongandmacaufilmstuff.blogs ... heung.html

http://hongkongandmacaustuff.blogspot.c ... lming.html
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