I have fond memories about this film Dan after having procured it on bootleg in the UK at some point in the early 90's. This fact was topped off in perfect style in 1996, when attending a friend's kids birthday party (in Lam Tsuen) I happened to recognise one of my fellow guests...Melvin Wong!! He was there with his son and wife (she was a Miss HK runner up and absolutely stunning) because his son was in the same class as my friend's son at Shatin Junior. Anyway, I then spent the next hour or so grilling him about the film. Be warned - a large portion of it was filmed in New Zealand, so don't expect to get too many locations.
Me too; it had been out of print in Hong Kong for years, when someone I know gave me a couple of discs (the Cantonese and Mandarin cuts). It's real treat of a movie. I didn't get to meet Melvin though, nice work on that front; I assume he was quite happy to chat about his career?And, I'll keep New Zealand in mind; having just done a little string of films which had very few Hong Kong spots (or take place almost entirely in Stanley Barracks), it might be another that takes very little time to cover. Mind you, I am still stuck on a beach area from 'The Inspector Wears Skirts' *hint, hint*
Dan - I'll hazard a guess and say that this 'beach' is actually the Sharp island tombolo at very low tide. Check out this very similar aspect on panoramio.I dived this place many times but never seen the water this low (guess I've only dived it at high tide). But that panoramio shot seals the deal for me (and that's definitely High Junk peak in the background).
do'h - here's the link: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/38357541