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18th Dec '15 4:52:41 AM jormis29
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* ''True Crime: Streets of LA'' * ''DeadToRights'' * HeroicBloodshed is one of two main sources of inspiration for ''{{Wet}}'' (the other is Tarantino movies).
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* ''True Crime: Streets of LA'' ''VideoGame/TrueCrimeStreetsOfLA'' * ''DeadToRights'' ''VideoGame/DeadToRights'' * HeroicBloodshed Heroic Bloodshed is one of two main sources of inspiration for ''{{Wet}}'' (the other is Tarantino movies).
10th Dec '15 10:24:58 AM hexwing
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Characters spin, [[UnnecessaryCombatRoll roll]], and [[LeapAndFire dive]] across the room while blasting away during shootouts, often with [[GunsAkimbo two guns at once]]. Often, a good dose of kung fu is also mixed in, particularly when kung fu stars appear in such movies. HeroicBloodshed pictures, in keeping with their name, are also incredibly violent, with a good amount of blood flying and often substantial body counts before it's all over. Protagonists are usually [[NobleDemon honorable criminals]] or hard-boiled enforcers of either the police or the criminal variety, resulting in [[GrayAndGrayMorality very morally ambiguous plots]], which makes for some interesting parallels with occidental FilmNoir.
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Characters spin, [[UnnecessaryCombatRoll roll]], and [[LeapAndFire dive]] across the room while blasting away during shootouts, often with [[GunsAkimbo two guns at once]]. Often, a good dose of kung fu or other martial arts is also mixed in, particularly especially when kung fu stars appear in such movies. HeroicBloodshed pictures, in keeping actors synonomous with their name, that genre appear. Heroic Bloodshed films (as per the name) are also incredibly violent, violent with a good amount lots of blood flying and often substantial high body counts before it's all over. over. Protagonists are usually [[NobleDemon honorable criminals]] or hard-boiled enforcers of either the police or the criminal variety, resulting in [[GrayAndGrayMorality very morally ambiguous plots]], which makes for some interesting parallels with occidental FilmNoir.
10th Dec '15 10:13:32 AM hexwing
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Also known as Usefulnotes/HongKong Blood Opera, this is a genre of Hong Kong Action Cinema made popular by directors like Creator/JohnWoo and Ringo Lam and actors such as Creator/ChowYunFat. HeroicBloodshed plots are primarily modern-day crime action pieces that focus on revenge, redemption or some kind of conflict between rivals or enemies on both sides of the law, with a special focus on gunplay. There's a very strong theme of honor, loyalty and betrayal in these movies, particularly those made by JohnWoo.
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Also known as Usefulnotes/HongKong Blood Opera, this is a genre of Hong Kong Action Cinema made popular by directors like Creator/JohnWoo and Ringo Lam and actors such as Creator/ChowYunFat. HeroicBloodshed Heroic Bloodshed plots are primarily modern-day crime action pieces that focus on revenge, redemption or some kind of conflict between rivals or enemies on both sides of the law, with a special focus on gunplay. There's a very strong theme of honor, loyalty and betrayal in these movies, particularly those made by JohnWoo.
13th Nov '15 5:09:07 AM StFan
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Zero-context example, and not in the right folder.
* ''AppleseedExMachina''
15th Sep '15 10:40:31 AM Hanz
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* The ''RyuGaGotoku'' series, like ''Manga/CryingFreeman'', uses many of the same story-related tropes as a lot of HeroicBloodshed films, only it's more of a brawler than a shooter.
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* The ''RyuGaGotoku'' ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' series, like ''Manga/CryingFreeman'', uses many of the same story-related tropes as a lot of HeroicBloodshed films, only it's more of a brawler than a shooter.
24th Jun '15 12:59:32 PM Kakai
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* ''Film/TheRaid'' and its continuation, ''[[Film/TheRaid2Berandal Berandal]]'' - directed by Gareth Evans. In recent years, probably the best-known films of this genre, at least for Western audiences.
11th Jun '15 10:14:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheMummyTrilogy'' - Stephen Sommers just loves to pay homage to this genre, in particular the [[GunsAkimbo ranged combat style]] of the O'Connell family's men. * ''TheReplacementKillers'' - directed by Antoine Fuqua and produced by John Woo. Stars Chow Yun-Fat and Mira Sorvino.
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* ''TheMummyTrilogy'' ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'' - Stephen Sommers just loves to pay homage to this genre, in particular the [[GunsAkimbo ranged combat style]] of the O'Connell family's men. * ''TheReplacementKillers'' ''Film/TheReplacementKillers'' - directed by Antoine Fuqua and produced by John Woo. Stars Chow Yun-Fat and Mira Sorvino.

* ''HeroicTrio'' follows this genre to the letter with the possible exception of gunplay. Only one of the girls uses guns.
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* ''HeroicTrio'' ''Film/HeroicTrio'' follows this genre to the letter with the possible exception of gunplay. Only one of the girls uses guns.

* ''{{Hellsing}}'', while not explicitly falling into this category, draws strongly from it, with cool gunfighting and heavy moral ambiguity.
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* ''{{Hellsing}}'', ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', while not explicitly falling into this category, draws strongly from it, with cool gunfighting and heavy moral ambiguity.
14th May '15 12:30:01 PM Dravencour
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* ''Sanctuary''
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* ''Sanctuary''''Manga/{{Sanctuary}}''
18th Apr '15 8:18:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''CowboyBebop'', specifically storylines involving Spike, Vicious and the [[TheSyndicate Red Dragon]].
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* ''CowboyBebop'', ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', specifically storylines involving Spike, Vicious and the [[TheSyndicate Red Dragon]].
29th Mar '15 5:17:32 AM KorKhan
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* ''Film/DrugWar'' by Creator/JohnnieTo [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zags]] this trope. The influence is obvious: At first glance it features many of the usual themes around loyalty, betrayal, family honour and DueToTheDead. However, it eschews the operatic style in favour of a far more gritty and realistic approach, both in regards to the gunplay and to the story in general. Prior to the last third of the movie, there are very few action scenes at all, and many of the main character's actions are motivated primarily by self-preservation rather than any higher ideals.
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