Monday, February 15, 2016

Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge - Nicholas Hammond (1979) - Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter, Kowloon

There's a fair amount of aerial views in this film courtesy of a sequence that involves a helicopter. It looks like the film makers took the opportunity to film a significant amount of footage and incorporate it into various parts of the film rather than save it all for the actual helicopter chase/search.

One scene that crops up a few times is a view over Yau Ma Tei typhoon shelter. Here are the grabs where, to a trained eye, you may be able to discern the low roofs of the Yau Ma Tei fruit market (centre right in the top picture). Some of those thin white buildings are still around - unlike the shelter itself which has long since been reclaimed and redeveloped. In fact all of that water you see below has been replaced by Olympian City, Olympic MTR Station and large developments such as Park Avenue, The Hermitage and Charming Garden. 

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