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The Kiss of Death - Statue Square

After the brief sequence in Tsim Sha Tsui, the story relocates to Statue Square on Hong Kong Island, looking south toward the HSBC building. On film, we see the old HSBC building that has been torn down in 1978.





The Kiss of Death - Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Shaw Brothers' Category III star Chen Ping in front of St. Mary's Canossian College at the junction of Austin Road and Chatham Road South.


Police Force - Prince Edward Road West

Thanks to the elevated segment of Waterloo Road and its massive concrete columns, there isn't much left of the untarnished view on St. Teresa's Church at Prince Edward Road West from 1973.


Yes, Madam - Deleted Scene

Michelle Yeoh using the stick against Lee Hoi-Sang and Fung Hak-On in this deleted scene from Corey Yuen's classic Yes, Madam (1985).



The Sword - Tung Ping Chau

There are quite a few stylistic analogies between The Sword (1980) and Duel to the Death (1983). With the use of Tung Ping Chau's videogenic coastline being one of them.


SPL - Lower Cheung Sha Beach

Appearing at the beginning and at the end of the movie, Lower Cheung Sha Beach serves as SPL's narrative framework. It is located on the south coast of Lantau Island. Cheung Sha Beach (Upper Cheung Sha and Lower Cheung Sha - two sections separated by a rocky outcropping) is Hong Kong's longest beach.


The Delinquent - The Peninsula Hong Kong

One of countless movie scenes showing the world famous high-class hotel at Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. This time, we can see it through the eyes of Shaw Brothers legend Chang Cheh.


Outlaw Brothers - Big Wave Bay

Yukari Oshima releases furious anger on Frankie Chan at Big Wave Bay in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island.




 




Mercenaries from Hong Kong - Club Danshaku

Mercenaries from Hong Kong gives us the chance to gaze at the luminous signboard of Club Danshaku at Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Unfortunately, Club Danshaku doesn't exist anymore. So I had no choice but to pilfer a comparison picture from good ol' internet. The photo was taken in 1977 (five years before the movie was made) showing Peking Road in its full 70s glory.


Golgo 13 - Béthanie

Completed in 1875, Béthanie was the first sanatorium to be built in Hong Kong. 100 years later, it served as a battleground for Japan's most dangerous man - Sonny Chiba.




The Monuments Men - Merseburg Cathedral

Today, I took a train to Merseburg (1h from Leipzig) and checked a filming location of George Clooney's The Monuments Men.

In the movie, Merseburg Cathedral (German: Merseburger Dom) houses Michelangelo's Madonna of Bruges. In reality, this is not the case but nevertheless the beautiful Merseburg Cathedral is definitely worth a visit. The first three screenshots are taken from the film's closing scene, which shows the cathedral's interior by daylight.








Merseburg Cathedral's first appearance in the movie is at night. The night Michelangelo's Madonna gets stolen by the nazi scum. The sequence starts with Hugh Bonneville riding his bicycle over a bridge above the river Saale. No cinematic location jumps in here. His way to the cathedral represents the real path up to the church.