Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘Star Wars Episode IV: ‘A New Hope’ Filming Locations

Following in the footsteps of my ‘Phantom Menace‘, ‘Attack of the Clones‘ and ‘Revenge of the Sith‘ (the latter can only be seen on Tokyo Fox‘s sister site ‘Beyond The Movies‘) compilations comes the shooting locations of the original Star … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: YaNeSen

Tokyo may be a city where newer and higher buildings are erected willy nilly but there is an ‘oasis of Edo calm’ to be found within the cool hills of Yanesen. This is the abbreviated name given to the neighbourhoods … Continue reading

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Manic Street Preachers Live In Tokyo 2012

One of my favourite bands played at Shin Kiba in Tokyo tonight (May 18) and I was there to see them at what was the same place they played at in November 2010. This time they were in town to … Continue reading

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James Bond Filming Locations In Hong Kong

‘The Man With the Golden Gun‘ (1974) doesn’t follow the original novel too closely as that was set in Jamaica whereas the film is located in the Far East. It is a fairly entertaining story for a number of reasons; … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Filming Locations: Infernal Affairs (2002)

Like the majority of people in the western world I’d never heard of ‘Infernal Affairs‘ (2002) until ‘The Departed‘ (2006) came along. I even mistakenly rented out ‘Internal Affairs‘ (1990) starring Richard Gere before I got my hands on a … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Filming Locations: Lara Croft Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life (2003)

Hong Kong has appeared in quite a few films over the years but one that is often forgotten about is the 2003 sequel ‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life‘. This much maligned follow up to the 2001 original … Continue reading

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Hong Kong 2012: Back To HK

Of the many Asian places I’ve visited over the last six years one of my favourites has to be Hong Kong which I visited during the World Cup in June 2006. Back then I slummed it at the infamous Chungking Mansions … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Fujishibazakura Matsuri

As I had a very rare Saturday off last weekend my girlfriend and I took a long trip to Kawaguchiko station in the foreground of Mount Fuji where a special local bus took another 40 minutes to the viewing area … Continue reading

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‘Star Wars Episode II: ‘Attack of the Clones’ Filming Locations

With the 10th Anniversary of ‘Attack of the Clones‘ coming up on May 16th (and today being the unofficial Star Wars Day!), and hot on the heels of Tokyo Fox‘s recent ‘Phantom Menace‘ movie location complication, comes the Italian, Spanish and Tunisian … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – ‘Enter The Void’ (2009)

Starting off with a hard techno beat and flashing credits this arty-farty French directed film comes across as tediously excruciating with any real story replaced by indulgence for the sake of art. We see all the action through the eyes of … Continue reading

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