March 15, 2012

Shout! Factory Bring Accident To The States

On June 12 Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Media Asia, will be releasing Soi Cheang's Accident on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download. The film was originally released in Hong Kong in 2009, and judging from the trailer it looks as though it could well be worth checking out. After the break you can check out the full synopsis, a selection of stills from the movie and the trailer, as well as full details of Shout! Factory's release.

A self-styled accident choreographer, Brain (Louis Koo, in one of the most compelling performances of his career) is a professional hit man who kills his victims by trapping them in well crafted accidents that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime. He is perennially plagued with guilt, as the avalanche of memories of his lost wife does not make things any easier.
After one mission inexplicably goes wrong, costing the life of one of his men, Brain becomes convinced that this accident has been choreographed: someone is out there plotting to terminate him and his team. He becomes increasingly paranoid, not knowing whether or not to trust his friends and accomplices.

When he discovers that a mysterious insurance agent named Fong (Richie Jen, Exiled) is somehow related to the last staged accident, Brain becomes obsessed that this man must be the mastermind behind a conspiracy to take him out. To regain his sanity and to save his life, he must stay one step ahead of Fong before he makes his next move. Brain rents an apartment below Fong’s, bugs the rooms, then becomes obsessed with the insurance man’s comings and goings. Eventually reality and delusion blur, culminating in a wickedly twisted ending.

ACCIDENT Blu-ray™ and DVD Special Features:
  • “Making Of” Featurette
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (2.35:1)

Special Features Are Unrated
Audio: Cantonese Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English
2009/Color/87 min.

Directed by Soi Cheang 
Produced by Johnnie To
Executive producer: John Chong          
Starring Louis Koo, Richie Jen; co-starring Feng Tsui Fan, Michelle Ye, Lam Suet, Han Yuqin, Monica Mok
Screenplay by Kam-Yuen Szeto, Lik-Kei Tang
Cinematography by Yuen Man Fung
Edited by David M. Richardson
Visual effects: Henri Wong
Original music by Xavier Jamaux
Art direction by Silver Cheung, Stanley Cheung                                     
Not rated

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