Enter the Dragon - 1973
I figured I should start off with my favourite film because it's also the film that got me interested in Chinese culture and, ultimately, has led to me being in Hong Kong - albeit indirectly.
It was made in 1973 as a joint production between Golden Harvest and Warner Bros and was the first such international co-production. It cost US$800,000 to make - making it one of the highest grossing films of all time (relative to cost). It was eventually released in August of 1973 and shot Bruce Lee to international stardom, though he had actually already died in July 1973.
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.