Bullet In The Head - A Hill in Sham Shui Po

To be honest, I never thought I'd find this, but I did. Although, I have no idea what this hill is called, what the mast on this bit of concrete is or what the building in between the concrete area and Cornwall Street is. Answers on a postcard, to the usual address...

Unfortunately, Street View hasn't made it up the side of this hill, but there's a Picasa image which matches up with the shot in the film, showing the Shek Kip Mei Estate (thanks to Thomas for the pic and Roger for the correction).

8 comments:

  1. There is another movie starred Moon Lee & Gordon Lau Ka Fai titled Killing Angel ( or maybe Killer Angels) that also used this hill as location.

    Check this link, please.
    http://hkmdb.com/db/movies/image_detail.mhtml?id=7194&image_id=50331&display_set=eng

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  2. Good spotting! Like I said, I'd really like to know what this little area is and what the building behind is...

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  3. I have been looking for this filming location since years. You migt have helped me find it! In fact, it looks very much like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/minghong/5608172220/in/set-72157626469424030/
    If it is the place, then it is "Garden Hill" 嘉頓山

    What is the building you are mentioning?

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  4. (you can change my previous post on this page from "Anonymous" to "Roger". I just discovered your blog, love it, and I will certainly post again!)

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  5. I think I understood your question: there is no building between this piece of concrete and Cornwall Road: this is the top of a reservoir. The road is here for maintenance purpose.

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  6. Not sure if you are still reading the comments here. The estate on the picture and on the movie capture is not Pak Tin Estate. These are blocks 21-24 of Shek Kip Mei Estate. They were built between 1977 and 1979.

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  7. Oops, yep Roger, you're right...

    And, sorry, been a bit preoccupied with other activities... Hope to do some more location spotting soon. Thanks for your comments...

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  8. Thanks Daniel. I confirm that it is the same place as the one on Flickr. The road has been cut, so it is now only reachable by foot. The piece of concrete has been truncated to make room for the "Shek Kip Mei No.2 Fresh Water Service Reservoir", that was built in 1996. On the film capture, the camera was elevated and was located on a small building, which probably served some maintenance purpose for the old reservoir. It is visible in the movie, with blue ladders being used to climb it during the fight. This small building has disappeared. It was located behind the metallic structure visible here http://www.flickr.com/photos/minghong/5608180932/in/set-72157626469424030/. The 1996 reservoir is located behind the metallic structure, and slightly lower, thus not visible on the Flickr picture, but it appears as a large flat area on Google satellite. Cheers.

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