THE CLASSIC ASIAN ACTION FILM LABEL COMES BACK FIGHTING
Directed By: Benny Chan (NEW POLICE STORY, SHAOLIN)
Action Direction By: Sammo Hung (IP MAN 1 & 2)
Cast: Sean Lau, Eddie Peng, Louis Koo and Wu Jing
Cine Asia makes a grand return with their first new release since 2012 – CALL OF HEROES. A martial arts epic set in the warlords era of China, in which a small village fights to defend itself against an overwhelming onslaught.
Blistering, epic-scale action from director Benny Chan (NEW POLICE STORY, SHAOLIN), with action director Sammo Hung (IP MAN, DETECTIVE DEE: MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME). Call of Heroes thrills throughout in its tale of skilled martial artists, who take a stand to protect their village againsta ruthless army.
In 1914, after the collapse of China’s Qing dynasty, Yang Kenan (Sean Lau – Mad Detective) is appointed as guardian to defend the rural village of Pucheng. When a lone man enters the village and takes innocents lives, Yang makes the decision that he must be sentenced to death. It emerges that this man is Cao Shaolun (Louis Koo – Flash Point), son of a sadistic warlord, and his army demands the son is released, threatening to bring death and destruction. The village soon becomes split between those who want to stand against the warlord, and those who want to set Cao free in a bid for peace.
As the odds for peace lessen and the pressure mounts for Yang to release the murderous captive, a stirring tale of heroic resistance unfolds as he and a team of skilled villagers make a last stand against the warlord’s vicious army. In the face of insurmountable odds, heroes will rise.
I am very excited to see Cine Asia back and with Call of Heores being the first release, I’ll be first in line to buy it. Action by the legendary Sammo Hung, make sure you buy the DVD and support labels like Cine Asia for them to keep bringing us great movies. A big thanks to Nick Roberts also for getting in touch and good luck with the release.
AVAILABLE ON DVD, BLU-RAY and VOD FROM JANUARY 2nd 2017.