Sunday, February 8, 2015

Roaring Fire - Hiroyuki Sanada (1982) - Tiger Balm Mansion, Tai Hang

It's not been such a popular location for the films and shows I've covered on this blog (only I Spy has directly used it previously), but here is the Tiger Balm Mansion (a.k.a Haw Par Mansion) standing in as the evil guy's HK HQ.

Sadly no vast shots of it from a distance because in this film the building is supposedly in the middle of nowhere, so all we get are a couple of close angles as Joji runs through the garden.

Actually, even a close up shot like this wouldn't be enough to hide its surroundings these days because the grassy slope behind the mansion has been completely replaced by Cheung Kong's The Legend. Yes, another cheesy OTT name for a residential complex.

But luckily for us, the mansion was preserved when the redevelopment was done and the Govt are currently deciding what to use it for. Personally I think it would make a great location for a school, but that's just me.

And so ends our look at this film for now until I can get some of the more difficult places identified.

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