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Accident (2009/Shout Factory/Media Asia Blu-ray)


Picture: C+     Sound: B-     Extras: C     Film: B+



Ho 'the Brain' is an accident murderer.  He is also a professional hitman, but his job is to plan the all 'hits' look like 'accidents', to stage the perfect crime for murder and then get away with it and in the big city, any accident can happen at time.  After years working on the job, Ho learns he can be never too careful, because the smallest clue can lead the police back to them and they aren't the only ones for hire for various accidents in Soi Cheang’s Accident (2009).


Ho and his crew are one of the best accident makers around.  There is no such thing as accident when Ho is around either and after years of work, paranoia comes with the job and the slightest mistake can lead them to miss their target or give them away.  When one job goes wrong, Ho suspects someone gunning for them another hitman or a crew like theirs, even maybe someone on the inside is a traitor.  As Ho desperately searches for clues to their 'accident', each time he steps out he risks more and more to be discovered.


This film is about very much about a paranoid master strategist planner and is a character study.  After a botched job, the storyline becomes a cat and mouse game within his own mind; he sees every clue as a possible reason for someone out to get him, trusting no one.  As his paranoia increases, he doesn't even trust his own crew and they begin turning on each other, in the end was everything planned out by another perfect strategist or truly just a fluke of an accident?


The 1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer has good color, but detail is not here like it should be and can look waxy.  The DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix is better, but shows the limits of the recording and the mix does not create enough of a good soundfield.  The combination is watchable, but makes this play older than it should.  Extras include trailers and making of the film.



-   Ricky Chiang


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