Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Medallion - Jackie Chan (2003) - Nathan Road Neon, Kowloon

Let's start off The Medallion with some opening shots of neon signs. These are all part of the opening sequence that leads up to the raid (by Interpol) on a temple in Hong Kong. It's a jumble of establishing shots but most are a bit too blurry to work out.

I have mixed feelings about this film because on the one hand it really is crap. But on the other hand there are lots of familiar faces (including Jude Poyer, Scott Adkins, Brad Allen, and even a personal friend of mine who was in Ireland when they were filming and can be seen in the chase scene from the hotel) and we also get to see Christy Chung blowing bad guys away. 'Nuff said.

This first post is a bit lame because it's just a couple of the opening shots featuring some neon snapped at various points along Nathan Road. I'm all for sharing a bit of neon on this page - especially considering it is now a dying art form. The first image is from a business that was located in the Sun Hing Building in Mongkok (you can just see the building name in the blue characters). Pity I couldn't get a clearer snap.

This next strip of neon was taken a bit further south, down in the Yau Ma Tei area of Kowloon. The Windsor Palace Hotel sign tells us is was snapped outside the Buckingham Building between Ningpo and Nanking Streets.

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