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Pit Stop

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Genres: Drama, Action, Sport
Starring: Beverly Washburn, Brian Donlevy, Richard Davalos, Ellen Burstyn
Director: Jack Hill
Plot Synopsis:

The most dangerous game ever devised, to pit man against man, flesh against steel - the figure-8 race! Jack Hill (Coffy, Foxy Brown) follows up Spider Baby, once again teaming up with Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses) in one of his greatest roles for this action-spectacular crash-o-rama!

Richard Davalos (East of Eden) stars as Rick Bowman, a street punk who winds up in jail after a street race goes wrong. Bailed out by race promoter Grant Willard, Davalos is put in the deadly track where he comes up against Haig's maniacal winner Hawk Sidney. Featuring an outstanding supporting cast including Brian Donlevy (The Quatermass Xperiment) in his last film appearance, Ellen Burstyn, billed as Ellen McRae (The Exorcist), and Beverly Washburn (Spider Baby), Pit Stop is one of Hill's lesser known films but arguably his greatest.

Filmed on a real figure-8 track, Hill and his crew were able to capture gripping real-life car wreck scenes lending the film a brilliant sense of realism. You've never seen a motion picture like this before - can you take it?

  • Release Details
    Release Date: June 23rd, 2015
    MPAA Rating: Unrated
    Movie Release Year: 1969
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow Video
  • Technical Specs
    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)
    Special Features: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