Monthly Archives: December 2011

TF Top 20……Filming Location Trips For 2011

2011 has been quite a productive year for hunting down filming locations in the likes of The USA, Jordan, Germany, England, Belgium, Turkey, Czech Republic and Japan. Click on the links below to see more. 1. Back To The Future … Continue reading

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Santa Brings Me The Latest Leicester Shirt

When my mum asked me a few months ago for some christmas present ideas I couldn’t really think of too much so I said I’d have a Leicester City shirt which is something I always used to get for my … Continue reading

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TF Film Review: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011)

The fourth installment in this film franchise is a rarity in that it was actually released in Japan before The UK. It comes out in the The UK on Boxing Day but usually these films are released in Japan months … Continue reading

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Tokyo Filming Locations #10 – The Grudge (2004)

This American re-make of ‘Ju-On’ begins at Yanagibashi bridge (1 minute) where the Kanda river runs into the much bigger Sumida-gawa river. Peter is on the 6th floor of his apartment at 1-2-2 Yanagibashi (below) with his wife/partner in bed when … Continue reading

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Tokyo Filming Locations #9 – Wasabi (2001)

Jean Reno of Mission Impossible fame is the French cop who goes to Tokyo in this 2001 French film directed by Luc Besson. Entering Japan at Narita Airport terminal 2 (18 minutes) Reno’s character Hubert arrives in the electric town known … Continue reading

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Tokyo Filming Locations #8 – Monster (2008)

Slagging off this film in my review nine months ago still didn’t stop me from hunting down some of the shots which appeared in perhaps the worst movie I’ve ever seen! Most of them were shown in a flash inbetween the cleavage … Continue reading

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Tokyo Filming Locations #7 – Into The Sun (2005)

Steven Seagal delivers what he’s best at (?) in this 2005 film and by that I can only mean that he plays the one-man killing machine as he takes on Japanese yakuza. Japan Sword shop at 3-8-1 Toranomon (below) is … Continue reading

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Tokyo Filming Locations #6 – Walk Don’t Run (1966)

This film proved to be Cary Grant’s swan-song and it was mostly set in and around Toranomon during the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. On his arrival in the Japanese capital on business he turns up at Hotel Okura (below) in the … Continue reading

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Tokyo Filming Locations #5 – Godzilla (1954)

Many years ago I remember hearing about a survey of famous Japanese people conducted somewhere in the western world. I think Jackie Chan was on the list even though he’s not Japanese and in the number one spot was Godzilla which just goes to … Continue reading

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Tokyo Filming Locations #4 – Babel (2006)

This tale of three stories on three different continents intertwining with one another features Mexico, Morocco and Japan though it’s not till 19 minutes in that the latter features. It’s then that we see Chieko Wataya (Rinko Kikuchi) playing volleyball (below) on … Continue reading

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