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Heroes Among Heroes
Year: 1993


Availability:


DVD (USA)
Region 0 NTSC

World Video
Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
English and Chinese Subtitles
Director: Yuen Woo-Ping, Chan Chin-Chung
Action: Yuen Woo-Ping
Cast: Donnie Yen Ji-Dan, Wong Yuk, Ng Man-Tat, Fennie Yuen Kit-Ying, Sheila Chan Suk-Lan, Xiong Xin-Xin (Hung Yan-Yan), Bau Fong, Lee Ka-Sing, Kwan Hoi-San, Lau Yu-Ching, Chan Wing-Ha, Wong Sau-Ping
The Skinny: Yuen Woo-Ping directs this standard kung-fu actioner that's entertaining enough, but not special or noteworthy in any way.
Review
by Kozo:

     This standard kung-fu actioner has some historical footnotes, so pay attention. The film chronicles a time when China was trying to escape foreign influence by banning opium. However, unscrupulous Chinese like Xiong Xin-Xin plot to make some dough by importing more opium by the bushel. It falls to Wong Fei-Hong (played by charisma-less but high-kicking Wong Yuk) and Beggar So (Donnie Yen, playing the same role Stephen Chow did in King of Beggars) to do something about it. 
     However, So gets sidetracked by an opium addition, as well as two other subplots. One is about his widower father (Ng Man-Tat in a typically comedic performance) and the other involves his bogus engagement to westernized Chinese beauty Fennie Yuen. Can he win the respect of Fennie AND beat the addiction before itís too late? 
     You know the answer and the film is rather predictable getting there. Nothing really special happens in the film, but the action is interesting and itís nice to see Donnie Yen in a halfway decent picture. It's also good to see Fennie Yuen getting a female lead once in a while. Sadly, a female lead in a kung-fu flick usually amounts to only thirty minutes of screen time. (Kozo 1996)

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