Tiger Claws III (1999)

Posted in Reviews by - May 27, 2012
Tiger Claws III (1999)

The final instalment (thank god) in the Tiger Claws trilogy is the craziest. A psychotic property developer (played with great gusto by Loren Avedon) resurrects a trio of thousand-year-old kung fu spirits at a wine and nibbles event. Cops Tarek (Merhi) and Linda (Rothrock) step up when the evil dead cause havoc with their blue laser skills and start blowing up the guests, including Linda, who kops it very early on leaving Tarek to manage proceedings. Only the Black Tiger style can defeat them, apparently, so Tarek befriends Carter Wong and hides in a snowy Toronto barn to learn the ancient art as the demons continue their killing spree. It’s obviously terrible – stock dialogue, cheap production values, bad acting – but only if you compare it to real films. The fights are actually OK, particularly towards the end when Avedon spontaneously discovers his fighting side. More importantly, it’s all very silly.

AKA: Tiger Claws III: The Final Conflict.

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