This contest is no ACCIDENT!
Not all accidents are caused by fate! This summer, get ready for a new breed of action suspense thriller that plumbs and exposes the weaknesses of the human psyche. On June 12, 2012, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Media Asia, will debut the acclaimed Hong Kong feature ACCIDENT on Blu-ray, DVD and available on digital entertainment platforms. Nominated for a Golden Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival and a festival favorite at the Toronto International Film Festival, ACCIDENT is a masterfully crafted thriller that combines stylish visuals, edge-of-your seat suspense, and violence. This highly anticipated North American home entertainment release features insightful bonus content and is a must have for Asian extreme action fans! The Blu-ray is priced to own at $26.97;the DVD has a suggested retail price of $19.99.
Shout! Factory has been cool enough to send me a couple of extra copies to giveaway to readers of SHU-IZMZ who love Asian action and Hong Kong cinema. With Johnnie To on board as producer, I think that this film will have a lot to offer. If one would like to win a copy of ACCIDENT (limited to North American addresses only-sorry, no P.O. Boxes), simply copy and paste this post’s link on Twitter with the hashtags #accident #giveaway #shout!factory and mention @shuizmz OR re-post this link on your Facebook page mentioning @shuizmz. Winners will be drawn at random. The deadline for the giveaway is June 15th. Winners will be notified via Twitter or Facebook, depending on where the link was posted. Good luck to all! Be on the lookout for more giveaways from Shout! Factory and SHU-IZMZ! (Check out the trailer at the bottom of this post!)
SYNOPSIS: 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
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
SOURCE: SHOUT! FACTORY