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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:

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

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