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John Woo's Heroes Shed No Tears -- 6/25/19

Old 05-22-19, 09:11 AM
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John Woo's Heroes Shed No Tears -- 6/25/19

Film Movement will release on Blu-ray John Woo's action thriller Heroes Shed No Tears (1986), starring Eddy Ko, Lam Ching-Ying, Ma Ying-Chun,Cecile Le Bailly, and Philllip Loffredo. The release will be available for purchase on June 25.

Synopsis: The Thai government hires a group of Chinese mercenaries to capture a powerful drug lord from the Golden Triangle. The mercenaries manage to capture the drug lord, but soon find themselves pursued by his forces, and the forces of a bitter Thai officer. The Chinese mercenaries are vastly outnumbered, and as their numbers begin to dwindle, their desperation pulls them into a corner as their enemies close in on them.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

Interview with star Eddy Ko
New essay by author, film programmer, and Asian film expert Grady Hendrix
Optional English subtitles for the main feature

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Would be nice if this was the start of a new round of appreciation of golden era Hong Kong cinema, which has still never been matched. Kinda tired of the UK getting tons of HD goodies (Eureka, 88 Films) while outside of Criterion’s Police Story set, there ain’t much love anymore on this side of the pond.

Looking forward to that Grady Hendrix essay, actually. He’s always a good read (his novels, too). And hopefully that Eddy Ko interview delves a bit into his overall career, which dates back to the late 60’s. For me he was always one of those “there’s that guy again” actors who could always be relied on to provide solid supporting roles in all manner of HK movies. Pretty sure this was his only lead role, but it sat on the shelf for a couple of years until A Better Tomorrow shook things up.

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