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Dragon from Russia - The Peninsula Hong Kong

The Pensinsula Hotel can be seen in many movies. Showing actors arriving and/or leaving there. But this time we get to see an intricate action scene in front of the famous building's entrance.










Armour of God - Predjama Castle

Home of the criminal monks - the impressive Predjama Castle (Predjamski Grad) is built within a cave mouth in south-central Slovenia. We toured the castle with an audioguide telling us Jackie Chan had the worst accident of his career here. Of course, such a misinformation doesn't remain unnoticed by a real fanboy like me. An extensive filming location report about Armour of God's infamous opening sequence is coming soon...










The Fearless Hyena - Deleted Scenes

Jackie toughening his hands in this deleted scene from his directorial debut. I've never seen any video footage of this, but I still hope for some lost rolls in a studio vault somewhere.



SPL - Hilton Towers

Godfather Sammo Hung demonstrating his street credibility in front of Donnie Yen and Simon Yam. Sammo comes out of the Hilton Towers for a spontanious display of power.
My last location post about Mercenaries from Hong Kong shows the same pedestrian zone near the south-west entrance of the Hilton Towers in Tsim Sha Tsui East.








The Living Daylights - Volksoper, Vienna

Vienna doubling for Bratislava in this one. James uses the sniper rifle for a gentle disarming of his next Bondgirl - chivalry at its best.












Armour of God - Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb

Jackie Chan takes a fast right hand bend in front of Mirogoj Cemetery's impressive entrance area. The construction of the arcades, the cupolas and the church in the entryway was begun in 1879 and was finished in 1929. Unlike the older cemeteries, which were church-owned, Mirogoj was owned by the city of Zagreb, and accepted burials from all religious backgrounds.


Shanghai Knights - Hluboká Castle, Hluboká nad Vltavou

During its vibrant history, Hluboká Castle was rebuilt several times. It reached its current appearance during the 19th century, when Johann Adolf II von Schwarzenberg ordered the reconstruction of the castle in the romantic style of England's Windsor Castle.
For Shanghai Knights, the driveway to the castle wasn't romantic enough, so they built some additional walls and turrets. The castle including its inner courtyard is a tourist hotspot leaving zero chance for me to get pictures without other visitors photobombing them.