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Hong Kong (& Macau) Movie Stuff: Asia-Pol Secret Service – Wang Yu (1966)

The subsequent few posts are aerial photos supposedly seen from Wang Yu’s airplane as he makes his method into Hong Kong. The primary shot reveals us the Kowloon peninsula and for the knowledgable readers it is a good take a look at mid-60s Tsim Sha Tsui. It is only a disgrace the decision is not higher. Nevertheless, I assumed it could be a good suggestion so as to add one other model (decrease picture, in case it wasn’t apparent) with some identifiers on so as to add some context to different movies I’ve lined which have been flmed alongside the waterfront right here.

1. Ocean Terminal: It was opened in March 1966 and it appears to be like to be open right here with a few ships berthed there. It has been seen on a number of movies however the perfect examples embrace: 5 Golden Dragons, Sundown, and Pressured Vengeance.

2. Hong Kong & Kowloon and Wharf Godown Firm: I’ve featured them earlier than for Shirley’s World, Jason King, Golden Needles, and The Peking Medallion. Observe that within the backside picture of The Peking Medallion hyperlink, the Sea Terminal constructing will be seen within the background. Which leads me on to the subsequent merchandise

3. Sea Terminal: Scenes have been shot right here for Le Monocle Rit Jaune – nonetheless, on the time of my unique posting I used to be unaware it existed and had mistakenly stated it was Ocean Terminal and negelected to incorporate any display screen caps. This has now been rectified.

4. Former Govt Dockyard/Fireplace Brigade Dock: We have seen this place a few occasions on some pretty traditional movies. In 1963 (yeah, I do know it was launched in ’65, however imagine me once I say it was filmed 2 years prior) it may be seen because the are the place Lord Jim convalesces following his desertion of the ship. Across the identical time this aerial picture was taken, the dock was additionally transformed into hankow docks for The Sand Pebbles.

5. Un Chau Manon Godown Firm: This space might be most well-known as a result of it was featured in Revenge of the Pink Panther. Nevertheless, it was additionally utilized in an earlier movie for the finale of L’inconnue de Hongkong. (I have not posted about that location for that filmed but as a result of I hadn’t recognized it on the time.

6. Ferry Level Property: nonetheless underneath partial building on the time of this shot (the property wasn’t absolutely accomplished till the early 70s I imagine. It has been seen alot through the years. In Heisser Hafen Hongkong, building had simply begun.  You may see it within the background of Shirley’s World. It may be seen within the background of many movies, however the closest we have now ever bought (to this point) is for Ultraviolet in 2006.


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