New Release: Last Train Home DVD

Last Train Home movie sceneCritically acclaimed documentary Last Train Home debuted on DVD on Feb. 22, 2011, from Zeitgeist Video.

The independent film, which was released in a limited number of theaters, follows one of the millions of families in China who annually embark on a journey from China’s cities to their home villages for the New Year’s holiday. Every spring, 130 million migrant workers leave China’s cities, plunging them into chaos for the world’s largest human migration.

Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan and the producers of the award-winning hit documentary Up the Yangtze spent several years on Last Train Home, traveling with one couple who have made the annual trek for almost two decades. As the movie’s press materials says: “Last Train Home‘s intimite observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human cost of China’s ascendance as an economic superpower.”

The 87-minute movie is in Mandarin and Sichuan dialect with English subtitles. It was an Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival this year, won best documentary at the Riverrun Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize as the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival and best feature-length documentary at IDFA.

Priced at $29.99, the DVD includes deleted scenes from Guangzhou Train Station and the featurette “Travelogue: Guang’an to Shenzhen City.”


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.