Monday, June 9, 2014

You Only Live Twice - Sean Connery (1967) - Tam Kung Road, To Kwa Wan

We interrupt this broadcast to bring you a diversion. It's our second Bond outing on this site, but officially the first time Bond was seen in Hong Kong. Having said that, unlike Roger Moore in The Man With The Golden Gun, we never really see Connery in Hong Kong, only in a completely unbelievably huge boudoir where he gets shot, and then inside a submarine where he is zipped over to Japan in less than five minutes flat (this could explain why lots of people still believe Hong Kong to be in Japan...).

Anyway, there is a brief street scene as we see the killers and cops rushing into Bonds private meeting.


There appears to be lots of confusion over the location of this scene. Thanks to an online discussion I had been led to believe this was Nathan Road in Mongkok, but now, according to one of the comments below, it now looks as though it is Tam Kung Road in To Kwa Wan.

Anyway, here is what it looks like today and I suspect that the doorway the cops go into was Tam Kung Mansion at 45 - 63 Tam Kung Road.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Phil,

    I have a faint impression that there used to be three 五月花酒樓 in that neighbourhood, all along the north bound Nathan Road in Mongkok. The other two were likely 天皇五月花 and 新興五月花。 Unfortunately I am unable to pin-point exactly where they were.

    Thanks & Best Regards,
    T

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    1. Hi T
      So were they all owned by the same people? There is a 八月花 at Festival Walk - is it possible the company lives on?
      Cheers
      Phil

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  2. Hi Phil,

    I think the three 五月花酒樓 were of the same group of restaurants. I think they have TV and Radio Ads mentioning their name altogether back then. As of 八月花﹐ it's of the Maxim's Group, which is in under Jardine Matheson.

    Thanks & Best Regards,
    T

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  3. Despite the Mayflower hint, unfortunately it wasn't Nathan Road. It was a lesser known section of Tam Kung Road in To Kwa Wan. Please refer to the link below: http://www.uwants.com/viewthread.php?tid=17786933&page=109#pid228978792

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    1. Many thanks anonymous. Post has been amended.

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