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Added on: 5/5/2001 12:13
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A Man Called Hero (2 disc set) (UK)

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Living up to his name....
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 109 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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Based on the comic book series by Ma Wing Shing, (Whose work "Wind and Cloud" was also the inspiration for "The Storm Riders"), `A Man Called Hero` stars Ekin Cheng as Hero, a martial arts master whose family is slaughtered, Hero flees with the sought-after sword to the United States, where he attempts to rebuild his life and take revenge.

Filled with breathtaking fights, dazzling visual effects, and the now-famous epic battle on the top of the Statue of Liberty, `A Man Called Hero` is a cinematic triumph in special effects film-making and sets new standards for Hong Kong cinema...

Special Features:
Exclusive "Making Of" Featurette
Theatrical Trailers
Music Video
Extensive Biographies and Filmographies of Cast and Filmmaker
Stills Gallery

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Letterbox 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 Cantonese

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Wai Keung Lau

Written By:

Francis Ng
Biao Yuen
Nicholas Tse
Kristy Yang
Qi Shu
Ekin Cheng

Soundtrack By:
Kwong Wing Chan

Costume Designer:
Pik Kwan Lee

Raymond Chow


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5 / 10
The film : Heard a lot about this and have to say I was disappointed. The plot was overly complicated and made little sense.The acting was good. However, poor directing and editing made the few action sequences very average. It should have been more like the Stormriders. With better action choreography and a script, this could have been great but ended up being lame.
The disc : the features were short but alright.
Overall : worth seeing once and once only.
posted by morpheus177 on 22/12/2002 16:50