Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Heroes Shed No Tears

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 25, 2019
Price: DVD $19.89, Blu-ray $25.96
Studio: Film Movement

Following more than a decade of Hong Kong filmmaking, John Woo (The Killer) broke out with the 1986 gangster saga A Better Tomorrow. Well, the film right before that was the 1985 mercenary mission flick Heroes Shed No Tears, which Film Movement Classics is granting a 2K restoration and special edition release. Woo himself has identified Heroes  as his “first real film” following a string of low-budget farces and action quickies.

Hong Kong action veteran Eddie Ko (The Mission, Lethal Weapon 4) stars as soldier-of-fortune Chan Chung, the leader of an elite Chinese commando force enlisted by the Thai government to capture General Samton, a powerful drug lord from the Golden Triangle.  After a successful raid on the general’s headquarters, the mercenaries cross into Vietnam and encounter a barbaric colonel (Lam Ching Ying), who is determined to stop them at any cost. Now pursued by both Samton’s henchmen and the colonel’s troops, the heroes flee for the border of Thailand, outmanned and outgunned by their enemies.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD include the following:

  • Interview with star Eddy Ko
  • New essay by author, film programmer, and Asian film expert, Grady Hendrix 
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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.