Monday, March 20, 2017

Foxbat - Henry Silva (1977) - Shanghai Industrial Investment Building, Wanchai

A Cheung - the bumbling character who causes most of the film's action (after accidentally swallowing Henry Silva's microfilm of "Foxbat" photos) runs a cooking class in the Shanghai Industrial Investment Building. The place is fairly unmistakable with its exterior window design and is still standing at 48-62 Hennessy Road.

It also pops up later in the film as the finale plays out. In the second grab below you can see the building that became the Metropark Wanchai Hotel - made famous a few years back during the Swine Flu outbreak of 2009 when the poor guests were quarantined in there for a whole week. The Metropark Hotel chain hasn't had a great run of luck with communicable diseases because the Metropark Kowloon (formerly the Metropole) was the hotel at the centre of the SARS epidemic in 2003, followed by the Swine Flu incident in 2009, it's no wonder they have changed the Wanchai hotel name to the "Kew Green Hotel".

No comments:

Post a Comment