88 Films / Action / Drama

Heroes Shed No Tears (1986): Brutal action from John Woo

British label, 88 Films, is releasing Director John Woo’s brutal and bloody, Heroes Shed No Tears (1986), on Blu-ray. Stars Eddy Ko.

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.

Release date: February 24, 2020
Genre: Action / Drama

Disc and film details

  • Director: John Woo
  • Cast: Eddy Ko, Ching-Ying Lam, Philippe Loffredo
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Production Year: 1986
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: B
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Formats: Color; 1.85:1
  • Audio: Cantonese / English
  • Subtitle: English
  • AKA: Ying xiong wu lei; The Sunset Warrior
  • Studio: 88 Films (UK)

Special features

  • [Limited Edition Slipcase]
  • [Limited Edition Booklet Notes by Asian Cinema expert, James Oliver]
  • New artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien [check out his webshop for awesome kung fu prints here]
  • New 2K Remaster from The Original 35mm Negatives in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Original Cantonese Mono with improved English Subtitles
  • Remixed Cantonese DTS-HD MA 5.1 with improved English Subtitles
  • Remixed English DTS-HD MA 5.1 dub
  • Audio Commentary by Asian Cinema expert Brandon Bentley
  • International Cut with Classic English Dub [85 Mins approx.]
  • A Tale of Two Cuts: Brandon Bentley examines the difference between the film we know today and John Woo’s original workprint. [14 Mins approx.]
  • Interview with Eddy Ko [20 Mins approx]
  • English Trailer
  • Chinese Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve with alternative artwork

Heroes Shed No Tears (1986) trailer

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