She Shoots Straight - Former Marine Police Headquarters

This is the police station where Joyce Godenzi et al are based. Once the former Marine Police Headquarters, then a declared monument, now a temple of expensive tat. I'm almost willing to forgive it, due to the super fancy Streetview functionality...


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  1. How funny, first time I've looked at your site and there she is, my old Jaguar Mk2 parked outside marine HQ. My dad was the Regional Commander Marine Police at the time, so I must have been visiting when the shot was taken. The same car featured in a film mI was involved with, 'In the Shadow of China' starring John Lone, and can be seen in the closing credits of that film, found on Youtube. A small world has just got that little bit smaller still...

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  2. Hey Neil, so pleased to have jogged some memories of the past. I'll have a look at YouTube for that other film you mention.

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  3. Hi Daniel. In the Shadow of China was a big deal, as it starred John Lone (fresh off 'The Last Emperor') and was being produced by two producer involved with making Wim Wenders 'Paris, Texas', a great movie. The director Mitsuo Yanagimachi was a well-regarded and influential director in Japan, and some of the production crew have since won Oscars (Sandy Powell for wardrobe) but the film didn't do much. In fact, I've never seen it - so if you've any ideas where I can get hold of a copy, let me know!
    Links to the end titles of the movie below;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUBdgG4QjkQ

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  4. Hey Neil, just had a quick scout about and it seems as if there's only ever been a VHS release. There's a couple of American copies on eBay...

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