History Main / HeroicBloodshed

15th May '18 12:54:11 PM darkchiefy
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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. 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 John Woo.

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Also known as UsefulNotes/HongKong Blood Opera, this is a genre of Hong Kong Action [[ActionGenre Action]] Cinema made popular by directors like Creator/JohnWoo and Ringo Lam and actors such as Creator/ChowYunFat. 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 John Woo.
13th Mar '18 10:36:50 AM Dravencour
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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.

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* ''Film/TheRaid'' and its continuation, ''[[Film/TheRaid2Berandal Berandal]]'' - directed by Gareth Evans. In recent years, probably one of the best-known films of this genre, at least for Western audiences.
4th Mar '18 5:28:35 PM nombretomado
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* Back in 2007, as part of the promotion for his new game ''{{Stranglehold}}'', Creator/JohnWoo held a "True To John Woo" Short Film Contest in which he invited amateur filmmakers to make a short film in the HeroicBloodshed style. [[http://www.myspace.com/strangleholdgame Here's the link.]]

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* Back in 2007, as part of the promotion for his new game ''{{Stranglehold}}'', ''{{VideoGame/Stranglehold}}'', Creator/JohnWoo held a "True To John Woo" Short Film Contest in which he invited amateur filmmakers to make a short film in the HeroicBloodshed style. [[http://www.myspace.com/strangleholdgame Here's the link.]]
16th Jan '18 6:20:10 AM ClintEastwood
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* ''A Better Tomorrow 2'' - directed by Creator/JohnWoo. Stars Ti Lung, Creator/LeslieCheung, Chow Yun-Fat and Dean Shek.
* ''A Better Tomorrow 3: Love and Death in Saigon'' - directed by Tsui Hark. Stars Chow Yun-Fat, Anita Mui and Tony Leung Ka-Fai.

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* ''A Better Tomorrow 2'' II'' - directed by Creator/JohnWoo. Stars Ti Lung, Creator/LeslieCheung, Chow Yun-Fat and Dean Shek.
* ''A Better Tomorrow 3: III: Love and Death in Saigon'' - directed by Tsui Hark. Stars Chow Yun-Fat, Anita Mui and Tony Leung Ka-Fai.



* ''Film/BulletInTheHead''

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* ''Film/BulletInTheHead''''Film/BulletInTheHead'' - directed by Creator/JohnWoo, and featuring Creator/TonyLeung, Jacky Cheung, and Simon Yam.



* ''Just Heroes'' - directed by Creator/JohnWoo, with none of Woo's previous stars, though Danny Lee, who plays in this one, would go on to appear in...
* ''Bullet in the Head'' - directed by Creator/JohnWoo, and featuring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Jacky Cheung, and Simon Yam.

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* ''Just Heroes'' - directed by Creator/JohnWoo, with none of Woo's previous stars, though Danny Lee, who plays in this one, would go on to appear in...
* ''Bullet
in the Head'' - directed by Creator/JohnWoo, and featuring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Jacky Cheung, and Simon Yam.''The Killer''.



* ''American Yakuza'', directed by Frank Cappello and starring Viggo Mortenson, Ryo Ishibashi and Michael Nouri.

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* ''American Yakuza'', directed by Frank Cappello and starring Viggo Mortenson, Creator/ViggoMortenson, Ryo Ishibashi and Michael Nouri.
23rd Dec '17 9:23:39 AM mrnickname
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* ''Film/BulletInTheHead''
24th Sep '17 6:21:29 AM Ominae
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* ''VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStar2018''
12th Aug '17 9:30:51 PM mrnickname
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior'': "Be proud Mr.Woo!"

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* ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior'': ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior'' "Be proud Mr.Woo!"
5th Aug '17 3:32:02 PM mrnickname
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior'': "Be proud Mr.Woo!"


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* ''VideoGame/JustCause'' thanks to the acrobatics and dual wielding.
1st Aug '17 12:27:17 PM infernape612
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->''"Honor is his code. Vengeance is his mission. Bloodshed is his only option."''
-->-- '''Tagline''' for ''Creator/JohnWoo Presents: VideoGame/{{Stranglehold}}''
1st Jul '17 4:14:07 PM nombretomado
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For more information about the genre, see TheOtherWiki's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroic_bloodshed article]].

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For more information about the genre, see TheOtherWiki's Wiki/TheOtherWiki's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroic_bloodshed article]].
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