Pit Stop (1969) DVD9 and Blu-Ray
Dick Davalos stars as Rick Bowman, a racer with ambition. When we first see Rick, he's drag racing for ownership of his competitor's car. Unfortunately, his competitor spins out and crashes into a nearby house, and the cops nab Rick when he tries to flee the scene. Brian Donlevy (The Great McGinty) appears as Grant Willard, a mildly unscrupulous racing sponsor who bails Rick out of jail because he likes the young racer's moxie and thinks he might be bold and crazy enough to compete in Figure 8 racing. The Figure 8 track is exactly what it sounds like, with an intersection in the middle to create additional opportunities for crowd-pleasing collisions. At first, Rick is turned off to the idea, because it just looks like suicidal insanity. But then he meets the current king of the Figure 8, Hawk Sidney (Hill regular Sid Haig), a self-satisfied boor that Rick figures could use a good comeuppance. Pitted against resident crazy Hawk, Bowman hopes to triumph on the track...

Director: Jack Hill
Cast: Brian Donlevy, Richard Davalos, Ellen Burstyn
Country: USA
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport


Extras:
• 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
• Original trailer

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:27:06 | 7.41 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:30:49 | 32.8 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

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