A woman dedicates her life to seeking revenge after her son is killed by crossfire as Japanese gangsters perform a hit.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tôru Nakamura ...
Dean Hallo ...
Henry Soames
Lieutenant Sakagami
Henry Mortensen ...
Darin Hayes
Toshishiro Obata ...
John Hammil ...
Chris DeRose ...
Thomas 'Doc' Boguski ...


Gena witnesses the murder of her son by a Japanees hit-man. He accidentally shoots the boy during a hit on a rival gang of bus operators. Gena then dedicates her life to revenge, and seeks out the gunman. But are the other (mystical) influences involved ? Written by Rob Hartill

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japanese | gang | revenge | gangster | mask | See All (37) »


What she just saw could kill her.


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Rated R for strong and brutal violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 April 1994 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Blue tiger: Furia en la piel  »

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Straight to video in the UK. See more »


Gina Hayes: I want to know how it felt to put a bullet through a little boy's chest just twelve days boy his sixth birthday!
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References Carlito's Way (1993) See more »

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Female revenge done right ..........
30 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After her son is shot and killed in a Yakuza hit, Virginia Madsen goes after the killers, using an ancient Japanese myth about dragon tattoos to plot her revenge. Unlike another female assassin film, "Ms. 45", the plot here is not straightforward, and is somewhat unpredictable. The movie is well photographed, and has an outstanding rhythmic soundtrack, that reminds me of the work of Philip Glass. There is plenty of violence, and things progress at an acceptable pace. It should be noted that Harry Dean Stanton has a very limited part as a tattoo artist. As female revenge thrillers go, "Blue Tiger" ranks with with the best of them. Recommended viewing. - MERK

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