Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bloodsport - Jean Claude Van Damme (1987) - Tung Tau Tsuen Road, Kowloon

Okay, after being led around the houses by Victor, our next shot shows the Kowloon Walled City proper - or at least part of it - from the vantage point of Tung Tau Tsuen Road. You really have to see to believe how much of a difference has been made since the 'city' was demolished (circa 1994). Here is the road as seen on film.

You can tell we are looking at Kowloon Walled City just by noticing the height of the buildings in the background - no other place in HK really had this style of 'improvised' skinny highrise in such great quantity. Anyway, our key reference to its modern day identification is actually the building on the right hand side of the grabs which is called Mei Tung Estate.

Yes...that is the same road (it runs along what was the north face of the walled city) and those are the same buildings belonging to the Mei Tung estate on the right! Of course the walled city was replaced by the walled city park - a very nice place to visit if you ever come to HK.

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