Variety - 06/06/1994
"...TIGER is fun, even riveting fare....[With] outstanding cinematography..."
When her young son is killed by a Japanese assassin called the Blue Tiger, a grieving woman channels her energies and becomes the Red Tiger, a deadly instrument of vengeance.
Description by Image Entertainment:
What she just saw could kill her. Virginia Madsen (The Rainmaker) and Harry Dean Stanton (The Green Mile) star in this sleek, stylish thriller about an ancient myth that comes to life in a woman's quest for vengeance. According to legend, the savage Blue Tiger has only one weakness: its desire for a Red Tiger soulmate. When a Yakuza assassin emblazoned with the Blue Tiger tattoo kills her young son, Gena Hayes (Madsen) transforms herself into the predatory Red Tiger to seek revenge. Aided by reclusive tattoo artist Smith (Stanton), she prowls the underworld of Los Angeles's Little Tokyo, seducing Japanese gangsters one by one to see if their bare bodies contain the tattoo she seeks. Increasingly dependent on a world she barely understands, Gena realizes she cannot stop until she finds the Blue Tiger--and her own true destiny.
Martial Arts |
Additional production companies: Ozla Pictures, Neo Motion Pictures.