DVD Release: Dead Pigs

DVD Release Date: Sept. 14, 2021
Price: DVD $24.99
Studio: Film Movement

The feature film directorial debut of Cathy Yan of Birds of Prey fame, Dead Pigs is a social satire about the trials and tribulations connecting a disparate group of characters in the midst of a baffling nationwide mystery.

Shifting between Shanghai and the neighboring provincial town of Jiaxing, the film centers on the intersecting stories of five characters, whose loose connections begin to fatefully intertwine: a down-on-his-luck pig farmer; a feisty home-owner defending her property; a lovestruck busboy; a rudderless rich girl; and an American expat pursuing the Chinese Dream. Their fates converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs are found floating down the Huangpu River.

Dead Pigs, which features Vivian Wu (The Last Emperor), Mason Lee (Lucy) and Zazie Beetz (Geostorm) in its cast, was recognized at Sundance with the Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting.

As a bonus feature, the DVD includes the short film Limitation of Life, directed by Renkai Tan.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.