Friday, January 26, 2018

Challenge of the Tiger - Bruce Le (1980) - Shangri-La Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui

Moving on to the next film we have Challenge of the Tiger. Although supposedly an international production the quality is very much stuck in the naff semi-exploitative kung fu film genre of the 70's. Its redeeming features are the various locations and the appearance of our old friend Brad Harris as a bad guy called "Leopard" and Jon Benn in a quick uncredited cameo as a CIA honcho.

The movie starts with the main character, played by Bruce Le (he also wrote and directed the film), fending off a bunch of bad guys outside the Shangri-La Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. Given the number of triad attacks that go on around here the place is quite used to seeing some violence, real and otherwise.

Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
Looking right along Mody Road, the bridge is still there 
Looking left, Mirror Tower on Right. 
Chatham Rd buildings in the background

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