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‘Call of Heroes’ DVD Review

Stars: Louis Koo, Ching Wan Lau, Eddie Peng, Jing Wu | Directed by Benny Chan

From traditional martial arts arse-kicking, to fast and furious swordplay, with wire work which does Not look fake and is used sparingly to emphasise the films fight scenes rather than be the centre of attention – unlike Crouching Tiger for example – Call of Heroes is a modern-day wuxia classic. And that’s even with it’s use of CGI (which does look a little out of place but it’s fleeting and forgivable).

Set in 1914 after the collapse of China’s Qing dynasty, Call of Heroes sees Yang Kenan (Sean Lau – Mad Detective) 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,

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