SEASON'S BEATINGS: A CHRISTMAS IN HONG KONG - Heroes Shed No Tears

Heroes Shed No Tears is a mile-a-minute action romp directed by John Woo in his early years. Clocking in at 86 minutes, Tears features maybe 90 second breaks between action scenes. Not a squib or plywood set is spared as rickety stilt houses are blown up and people are mowed down in droves as the mercenaries and Vietnamese soldiers rampage through the countryside. The gore effects are top notch — a truly fantastic bullet-through-the-head moment, impalings and beheadings galore!

It’s the story of a group of Chinese mercenaries on an extraction mission in Indochina. Mercenary leader Chan Chung pisses off a Vietnamese Colonel (Lam Ching-Ying of Mr. Vampire fame) by shooting him through the eye. The natives all look like Spirit from the G.I. Joe cartoons and along with the drug empire, pursue our hapless mercenaries as they make their way through endless, treacherous jungles. Mayhem, wonderfully excessive gore and nudity ensues. – deceptisean (The Action Elite)

Dir. John Woo, 1986, 35mm, 93 min.

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