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Pit Stop

Street Date:
July 7th, 2015
Movie Release Year:
1969
MPAA Rating:
Unrated
Studio:
Scorpion Releasing
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama, Action, Sport

Starring:

Beverly Washburn, Brian Donlevy, Richard Davalos, Ellen Burstyn

Director:

Jack Hill

Plot Synopsis:

Newly Re-mastered in HD - From the Original Negative! This critically praised, authentic auto-racing flick was the second feature written and directed solely by the great Jack Hill (FOXY BROWN, THE BIG BIRD CAGE). It's a stunning combination of moody art house style and full throttle, steel-crunching action, as we follow the upward trajectory of ambitious driver Rick Bowman (Dick Dayalos) from drag racer to stock car champ via the insane, demolition-derby style world of "figure 8" racing. Featuring lots of brilliantly integrated authentic footage from the actual races, this gritty, well-written film delivers in speed, guts, and greatness. Brian Donlevy co-stars as Grant Willard, the owner of the track who drives the men on to their destruction. Cult favorite Sid Haig is "The Hawk" the crazy, reigning champion of the course. Beverly Washburn is Rick's gum-snapping girlfriend, and Ellen Burstyn in her third film (billed as Ellen McRae) plays the wife of a rival driver, who starts an affair with Rick. Filled with real-life stock car personalities like announcer Harry Schooler, and an electric bluesy rock score by the Daily Flash, this resonant slice of back-roads Americana is a must for fans of car culture, or just high-energy, well-crafted films.

Special Features: Interview with Producer Roger Corman | Interview with Actor Sid Haig | Watch with Drive-In Hostess For Trivia

Technical Specs

  • New High Definition digital transfer supervised and approved by director Jack Hill
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jay Shaw

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/TBA

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • TBA

Audio Formats

  • Original Mono 1.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

Supplements

  • Crash and Burn! - Jack Hill on the making of Pit Stop
  • Drive Hard - Actor Sid Haig speaks about his experience of acting in Pit Stop
  • Life in the Fast Lane - producer Roger Corman on the genesis of Pit Stop
  • Restoring Pit Stop - Restoration demonstration with Technical Supervisor James White
  • Original Trailer
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Glenn Kenny and musicologist and writer Gray Newell on the film's soundtrack, illustrated with original stills and artwork