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Hong Kong (& Macau) Movie Stuff: Bruce Lee: True Story – Ho Chung Tao (1976)

Here is one other a kind of giant homes which might be a ache within the butt to pinpoint as a result of most have since been bought off and redeveloped into a number of smaller (however equally costly) properties. I am left with small clues within the environment and a headache from squinting at outdated aerial pictures. This explicit mansion took a number of days to trace down and it wasn’t till I noticed an outdated picture from a earlier movie (Les Tribulations d’un Chinois en Chine) that I lastly knew I had discovered the appropriate place.

Within the film it’s the location of the battle between Bruce and a challenger within the form of the very superior Chiu Chi-ling. It is primarily based on the supposed real-life problem match that befell between Bruce Lee and Lau Dai-chuen on the luxurious mansion of corrupt Police Inspector, Tang Sang. Did it occur or did not it? There are a shocking variety of sources that say that it did however as a result of it was carried out in secret nobody has any proof aside from rumour.

Effectively, within the movie, as a substitute of Tang Sang’s unknown mansion (someplace within the NT, close to Fanling, was the final I heard) we’re taken to a different quite spectacular mansion with some quite properly landscaped gardens. After looking out so many locations the place I assumed it is perhaps it seems it was a big property positioned at #6 Stanely Seashore Highway.

I’ve no information of who owned the place (and cannot be bothered to spend the HK$25 to search out out to be trustworthy) however it had a sure art-deco/Bauhaus type that was in style in HK in the course of the put up conflict years (pillars and curves) and it is a terrific disgrace that the plot now consists of some underwhelming three-storey cookie-cutter homes. Each time I get a location like this – good and gone – I like to incorporate as many pics as doable. So right here they’re.

The background constructing continues to be round, it is known as “Seashore Mansions”

The hill within the background is the Stanley Peninsula

You’ll be able to see the Hong Kong Sea College left of body


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