Sunday, June 18, 2017

Red Dragon - Stewart Granger (1965) - Fei Ngo Shan Road, Kowloon Peak

Another car chase that ends up at the top of Kowloon Peak. I won't go sdo far as to say this film is a bit of a copycat of other German productions, but we have already had a car crashing into Lung Ha Wan courtesy of Weiße Fracht für Hongkong and that film also features a car chase up along Fei Ngo Shan Road. Then there was Heisser Hafen Hongkong which didn't feature any crashing into Lung Ha Wan but did also have a car chase up Fei Ngo Shan Road culminating in one of the cars crashing down the side of the mountain. So here is a similar scene in Red Dragon: a car chase up Fei Ngo Shan that culminates in a very similar car crash.

Edit: I found out that all of the German productions I've been looking at recently (Heißer Hafen Hongkong, Weiße Fracht für Hongkong, Ein Sarg aus Hongkong and Das Geheimnis der drei Dschunken (i.e. Red Dragon) all had the same producer -Wolf C Hartwig - so this probably explains why some of the locations and scenes appear to have some similarity.

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