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

I went to see one of my favourite bands at Shin Kiba in Tokyo tonight (May 18) which is the same place I saw them at in November 2010. This time they were in town to play their 38 singles … Continue reading

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Hong Kong 2012 Pt IV: James Bond Filming Locations

‘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 2012 Pt III: Infernal Affairs Filming Locations

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

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Hong Kong 2012 Pt II: Lara Croft Tomb Raider Filming Locations

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 Pt I: 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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