An 'Accident' is Waiting to Happen on Blu-ray

Posted Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The "new breed of action suspense thriller that plumbs and exposes the weaknesses of the human psyche" will explode on Blu-ray in June.

In an early announcement to retailers, Shout Factory will release 'Accident' on Blu-ray on June 12.

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.

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.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080i video, a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include a making-of and trailer.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $26.97.

You can find the latest specs for 'Accident' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 12.

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Accident (Blu-ray)
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