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Hero Never Dies
Hero Never Dies
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Avg. Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars(based on 7 reviews)
Sales Rank: 55782
Category: DVD

Director: Johnny To
Publisher: Tai Seng Entertainme
Studio: Tai Seng Entertainme
Manufacturer: Tai Seng Entertainme
Label: Tai Seng Entertainme
Format: Ac-3, Color, Letterboxed, Widescreen, Ntsc
Languages: Cantonese Chinese (Original Language), Mandarin Chinese (Original Language), Chinese (Subtitled), English (Subtitled)
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Media: DVD
Running Time: 98 minutes
Number Of Items: 1
DVD Layers: 1
DVD Sides: 1
Picture Format: Letterbox

UPC: 601643638744
EAN: 0601643638744

Release Date: August 15, 2000
Theatrical Release Date: November 30, 1997
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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Customer Reviews:   Read 2 more reviews...

5 out of 5 stars Extreme HK Action.   January 11, 2006
A Hero Never Dies is a hardcore, gritty, and just plain ass-kicking film. I was already a big Lau Ching Wan fan but after seeing this, Leon Lai is no punk either. Martin (Lau) and Jack (Lai) are top-notch killers who admire each other but work for opposing triads. After a bloody shoot-out, Martin is crippled and Jack is wounded. Jack's boss even sends assasins after him in the hospital. His girlfriend (Yoyo Mung) saves his life but is horribly burned as a result. The triad leaders join forces and forget about our heroes. Martin's girlfriend (Fiona Leung) is murdered by his former boss and revenge is the only option. Jack decides to team up with Martin and a new war begins. This is another great product from director Johnnie To and the Milky Way Image team. If you liked The Longest Nite and Expect The Unexpected, this is right up your alley.

4 out of 5 stars more like 4.8 pretty good...   August 11, 2002
  2 out of 3 found this review helpful

This movie is a stylized version of *A Better Tomorrow*.

Leon Lai and Lau ChingWan are the 2 ace hitman in the middle of the gangwar. Tho they work for different bosses, they develop a strange friendship. Sadly, they expect one to die by the other's hand. And the opportunity comes up, as they get a lil *competiion* at Malaysia. But their bosses join force, to leave them dead. It's only through each killer's sense of honor and perseverance that payback can be done.

Once again, Lau Ching Wan turns in a fine performance. Charismatic and layered performance. Leon Lai is pretty good as Jack.

5 out of 5 stars Action and melancholy create a great film.   January 14, 2002
  3 out of 3 found this review helpful

From great Director Johnny To, 'A Hero Never Dies' is quiet simply a heart pounding battle of guts; heroism; friendship; love; and revenge. This is simply one of the best films made ever in the history of Hong Kong Cinema and is rivaled only by 'The Killer';'The Longest Nite';'Hard Boiled';and 'Full Contact', it is one of the best films of it's genre and is widely considered a fantastic film for it's performances by Lau Ching Wan and Leon Lai, as well as the superior direction of Johnny To.

'A Hero Never Dies' is a must for people that enjoyed any of the mentioned films and, like the Longest Nite, it is definetly not for people with out a mind. The film is involveing, emotional, and creative.

5 out of 5 stars Outstanding!! Loved it!   March 17, 2001
  2 out of 2 found this review helpful

This is one of the best HK movies I've ever seen. There are some really neat scenes in this movie that will make you say "how did they do that?" specifically the scene where the 2 characters are in the bar trying to outdo each other with their own tricks. It is a revenge movie with a great storyline as well. I would consider this along with "Running Out of Time" as Johnny To's best. The Mission on the other hand, is just plain boring.

5 out of 5 stars A Better Tomorrow...WAAAAAAY BETTER!   October 30, 2000
  2 out of 2 found this review helpful

John Woo...John Shmoo. Any Hong Kong fan that hasn't seen this movie isn't a Hong Kong fan. This is a tale of true love, friendship and above all...broken honor. I've seen it 25 times already and I'm still not sick of it. If only I had a woman like the women these guys had. To make a long story short - get this movie. Everything about it rocks. It's better than anything John Woo has done (well...The Killer comes close). Lan Ching Wan is excellent. Leon Lai is, as always, himself. The soundtrack, which exploits different variations of Sukiyaki is beautiful. I'm surprized I'm only the 3rd reviewer for this film...and the only guy to give it 5 stars. Wake up and smell the pork buns fellas!!!

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