Blu-ray Review: 'Accident'
Anyone can be a gun for hire, but staging a killing like an act of God, that takes skill. So is the expertise of the gang in the new to Blu-ray outing "Accident," out June 12th from Shout! Factory. Check out the forced or not mayhem review below!
Cast: Louis Koo, Ritchie Jen, Feng Tsui Fan
Director: Soi Chaeng
Runtime: 87 minutes
Release Company: Shout! Factory
The Flick: I love it when originality rears its beautiful head. "Accident" is so interesting, so unique and so utterly captivating that it’s seriously near flawless. Heading up a gang of professional killers who skillfully make their hits look like accidents, lead man Louis Koo (he of "Election" fame!) as quiet but cunning Brain gives one engaging ‘can’t take your eyes off him’ performance that only serves to enhance the brilliance this one already has in spades. Plus going from a "Mission: Impossible" for real style to a nuanced and creepy "One Hour Photo" like obsession story angle makes for one unforgettable cinematic experience. (And it's not surprising that Johnnie To produced this one - he knows greatness!) Looking for a skillful movie with the goods to back it up? No happy accidents here – the brilliance is very much on purpose.
Best Feature: The engaging 'Making-Of Featurette' is a super tasty one-stop shop doc that covers everything from interviews to inspirations.
Best Hidden Gem: Again, in a low-key and internalized piece of work, actor Louis Koo is the seasoning to "Accident’s" filet mignon excellence.
Worth the Moola: Shout! Factory is more known for toons, bots and TV shows – welcome them five-star international fare folks.
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