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This is the stuff of what Hong Kong action crime thrillers are made of! - A Nutshell Review An emotionally charged action thriller that will grip you with its intense rage and desperation! - Cool Campus Nicholas Tse gives an impassioned performance! - The Hollywood Reporter WINNER - Best Actor, Nicholas Tse - 2011 Hong Kong Film Awards
His Only Redemption Comes Through Betrayal
The Stool Pigeon
Debuting on Blu-ray(TM) + DVD Combo Pack and DVD September 27
PLANO, TEXAS. (August 1, 2011) - Director Dante Lam reunites Nicholas Tse (Shaolin, Bodyguards and Assassins) and Nick Cheung (Triad Election, Exiled) from the 2008 hit Beast Stalker in the action thriller The Stool Pigeon, debuting on Blu-ray(TM) + DVD Combo Pack and DVD September 27 from Well Go USA. Tse plays an ex-convict nicknamed Ghost, who unwillingly works as an informant for police detective Don Lee (Cheung) in order to clear debts left by his late father and to rescue his only sister out of prostitution. The film was nominated for eight awards at the 2011 Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Director (Dante Lam), Best Screenplay (Wu Wei Lun), Best Actor (Nick Cheung), and Best Supporting Actor (Liu Kai Chi), with Nicholas Tse taking home the trophy for Best Actor. The bonus features include a Behind the Scenes featurette and deleted scenes. The Stool Pigeon will be available in a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack for $29.98 SRP and on DVD for $24.98 SRP.
Don Lee (Nick Cheung) is a police detective in Kowloon whose reliance on informants leaves him struggling with a guilty conscience. Lee's previous stool pigeon had his cover blown and it left him paranoid and driven from his wife and home. Although he is beginning to doubt his own methods, Lee recruits a street racer named Ghost (Nicholas Tse) as his latest stool pigeon and assigns him to infiltrate a gang led by the notorious armed robber Barbarian (Lu Yi). Ghost accepts Lee's offer so he can rescue his sister from a life of prostitution, as well as help his father's one-million dollar debt. Ghost joins an illegal street race to gain acceptance into Barbarian's gang. Lee also has personal problems of his own, as wife Cher (Miao Pu) whom he is separated from tried to commit suicide a few months previously and has since had amnesia. Lee begins to realize how wrong he was to exploit his informants and desperately tries to right his wrong before Ghost is in serious trouble.
Bonus Features Include:
* Director and Actor Interviews
* Behind the Scenes Featurette
* Deleted Scenes
* Photo Gallery
* Optional English Dub
The Stool Pigeon has a runtime of approximately 113 minutes and is not rated.
Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack
Combo Pack Catalog #: WGU01241B
DVD Catalog #: WGU01240D
Combo Pack UPC Code: 812491012413
DVD UPC Code: 812491012406
Combo Pack Pre-Order Date: 8/23/11
DVD Pre-Order Date: 8/23/11
Combo Pack SLP: $29.98
DVD SLP: $24.98
About Well Go USA
Well Go USA, Inc. (www.wellgousa.com) is a theatrical and home entertainment distribution company that specializes in bringing top content, including the best in Asian Cinema to North America. As a leader in independent film distribution, Well Go's titles can be seen across a variety of formats and platforms including in theaters, on DVD, Blu-ray, digital (video-on-demand, electronic sell-through and streaming) and broadcast television through cable and satellite. Since 1994, Well Go has acquired and released over 2,000 titles worldwide. In 2005, Well Go expanded its distribution to North America where five to ten titles are released monthly.
Well Go USA's corporate headquarters are in Plano, TX with offices in Taiwan and China.
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News Editor August 6, 2011, 3:25 pm