Not all accidents are caused by fate. This summer, the unique Johnnie To-produced action thriller Accident, 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, described as a must have for Asian extreme action fans.
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 was directed by Soi Cheang, produced by Johnnie To and executive produced by John Chong. The film stars Louis Koo, Richie Jen; co-starring Feng Tsui Fan, Michelle Ye, Lam Suet, Han Yuqin, Monica Mok, working from a screenplay by Kam-Yuen Szeto and Lik-Kei Tang.
Accident Blu-ray and DVD special features include:
- Making-Of Featurette
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (2.35:1)
Check out the trailer, still images and the packaging art for Johnnie To’s Accident, below.