Friday, September 16, 2016

Bruce Lee in G.O.D: Shibôteki yûgi - David Lee (2000) - Former Regal Kai Tak Hotel, Kowloon City

For an airport based scene (Lee fans should know that he was photographed at Kai Tak airport on many occasions) the filmmakers did in fact return to Kai Tak but rather than film in the recently defunct terminal building, they used the old walkway that used to connect the terminal building multi-story car park to the Regal Kai Tak Hotel on the opposite side of Prince Edward Road East.


Sadly the walkway, as well as the terminal building, has now gone. The hotel is still around and has since been renamed the Regal Oriental Hotel. I'm not sure about the single lane ramps that connected the main road to the airport car park. Google Earth (with 3D turned on) still has a rendition of them but I haven't been there for a while so they could easily have been torn down by now. You can see them in the background of the last picture

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  1. Back on my 2013 visit to Hong Kong the two car park ramps were still there, and I walked over both to photograph them. As of two weeks ago, they were still there.

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    1. Hi Marcus, thanks for confirming. So are they easy to get onto, or is some skill in parlour needed :-)
      Cheers, Phil

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