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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Prodigal Son - Yuen Biao (1981) - Tai Tung Wo Liu, Sai Kung
The second of the two identifiable locations used in this classic Sammo Hung film is used in the finale when Yuen Biao fights (and inflicts a rather sickening injury) on Frankie Chan.
As you can see, there are glimpses in the back ground of a very striking mountain range
which are actually the northern Sai Kung side of Ma On Shan. The finale was filmed on what seems to be a very flat piece of ground and actually this area of the NT is quite flat. Here is a modern view courtesy of streetview of the same ridgeline. Bear in mind that on film the camera lens sometimes stretches squashes the picture along certain planes, but actually there is no doubt this is the same place.
There is a small village called Tai Tung Wo Liu here and the finale
would have been filmed on land very close to the village given the angle
of the mountains and other features that can be seen on the film.