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Press Release Kino Lorber Press Release: Old Stone (Blu-ray)

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    Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films Release Old Stone
    The Award-Winning Debut Feature Film by Johnny Ma
    Available on Blu-ray and DVD January 30, 2018
    Includes Behind-the-Scenes Footage, Deleted Scenes, and a Short Film by Johnny Ma


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    "Gripping...powerful...a full-blown psychological thriller".
    -- Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter

    "In the frenzied, cacophonous China of Johnny Ma's stunningly assured, darkly gripping first feature 'Old Stone', a car accident doesn't just cause physical damage, it wrecks souls." Robert Abele, The Los Angeles Times
    "Excoriating! A suspense thriller with Dostoevskyan undertones." -- Maggie Lee, Variety
    New York, NY -- January 12, 2018 -- Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films are proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of Old Stone, the thrilling debut feature film from director Johnny Ma. This intense action Neo-Noir thriller tells the story of a taxi driver who hits a motorcyclist one night, and stops to help. This accident sets into motion a nightmarish series of events for the taxi driver as he struggles to survive against a bureaucratic legal system that is utterly indifferent to helping him. Old Stone was an Official Selection of the Toronto International Film Festival (where it won the award for Best Canadian First Feature Film) and the Berlin International Film Festival. The film also won Best Director and Best Screenplay at the Stockholm Film Festival, and was nominated for five Canadian Screen Awards.
    Old Stone will become available on Blu-ray and DVD January 30, 2018, with a SRP of $34.95 for the Blu-ray and $29.95 for the DVD. Special features include behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, "Grand Canal" -- a short film by Johnny Ma, and the trailer.

    In Johnny Ma's thrilling debut feature, a Chinese taxi driver finds himself plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare where no good deed goes unpunished. Beginning as a gritty social-realist drama before u-turning into a blood-drenched noir, Old Stone follows the repercussions of a car accident in a society where life is cheap and compassion is ruinously expensive.

    When a drunken passenger causes Lao Shi to swerve and hit a motorcyclist, the driver stops to help the injured man. When no police or ambulance arrive he drives the victim to the hospital, checks him in and finds himself liable for the man's medical bills. The repercussions of Shi's selfless act expose a society rife with bone-chilling callousness and bureaucratic indifference. On the verge of losing his cab, his job and his family, Lao Shi (in a magnificent performance by Chen Gang) has to resort to desperate measures to survive.

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    Old Stone
    Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: January 30, 2018
    Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
    DVD SRP: $29.95

    Directed by Johnny Ma

    China-Canada | 2016 | 80 minutes | In Mandarin with English subtitles | Color | 1.85:1 |
    1920x1080p (Blu-ray) | 5.1 Surround Sound

    Special Features:
    Behind-the-Scenes Footage
    Deleted Scenes
    "Grand Canal", a short film by Johnny Ma
    Trailer


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