NO MAN ON EARTH COULD GET HIM OUT OF PRISON ALIVE. SEVEN WOMEN WILL TRY.
Starring legendary actors Oliver Reed (Gladiator, The Brood) and George Kennedy (The Delta Force and The Naked Gun series), Hired to Kill is a hugely entertaining action flick featuring guns, girls and a plethora of budget-busting explosions for good measure.
Action movie staple Brian Thompson (whose brief turn in 1984’s The Terminator led to a starring role in the 1986 Sylvester Stallone vehicle Cobra) stars as Frank Ryan, a mercenary sent to track down a rebel leader in hostile territory. Posing as a fashion designer, he won’t be going it alone, as he’ll be aided by a posse of beautiful – but deadly – women.
Whilst the opportunity to see Oliver Reed chewing up the scenery behind an elaborate moustache merits the price of the admission alone, Hired to Kill is also noteworthy as being co-directed by Nico Mastorakis – the man behind such cult favorites as Island of Death and The Zero Boys.
Reviews"Hired to Kill is a fun film... Arrow’s Blu-ray release contains a very good presentation of the main feature that is accompanied by some fascinating contextual material."
"Will make fans of trashy, low budget action movies plenty happy. Arrow has gone all out on the disc, giving it a very strong presentation and providing plenty of extras as well. Recommended."
"It’s fast paced, loaded with eye-candy for both sexes, and features way too many explosions (ok, there are never too many explosions). A fun time for all"
- Famous Monsters of Filmland
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
Brand new 4K restoration of the film, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
DTS-HD MA Surround and Uncompressed PCM steroe on the Blu-ray
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio Commentary with editor Barry Zetlin
Hired to Direct – a brand new interview with director Nico Mastorakis on the making of Hired to Kill
Undercover Mercenary – a brand new interview with star Brian Thompson
Original Theatrical Trailer
Original Screenplay, entitled Freedom or Death (BD/DVD-ROM Content)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by critic James Oliver