RAW GUTS FOR GLORY! FLESH AGAINST STEEL!
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-rams!
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 Experiment) 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?
Reviews"A great restoration... Highly Recommended... Gearheads will thrill to see custom car handiwork by the great George Barris."
- DVD Talk
"A fascinating entry in director Jack Hill's filmography, a great racing film, and a fine Blu-ray release."
- DVD Verdict
"The action sequences are wild, the story is timeless, the black & white cinematography is genius, and the acting first-rate."
- The Examiner
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
New High Definition digital transfer supervised and approved by director Jack Hill
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
Original mono 1.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
New audio commentary with Jack Hill moderated by his biographer Calum Waddell
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 by Technical Supervisor James White
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jay Shaw
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.