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Pit Stop

#1 Post by TonyleStephanois » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:17 am

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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?

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
- Original trailer
- 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.

Region B/2
RRP £24.99
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#2 Post by MichaelB » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:58 pm

Full specs for PIT STOP, out 31/03/14!

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
- Original trailer
- 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.

More details (inc artwork) here.

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Re: Pit Stop

#3 Post by antnield » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:25 pm

New Artwork:

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Re: Pit Stop

#4 Post by antnield » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:42 am

You can watch the Restoring Pit Stop featurette in full over at Blu-ray.com.

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Re: Pit Stop

#5 Post by EddieLarkin » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:50 pm

Is James White a native of America or has he just spent too long over there?

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#6 Post by MichaelB » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:07 pm

He's a native of America, but he's lived in the UK for at least as long as I've known him (we first met in 2002).

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Re: Pit Stop

#8 Post by manicsounds » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:45 pm

This seems to be the first time in a while that Arrow released a region free title.

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Re: Pit Stop

#10 Post by antnield » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:52 am

Pit Stop - The Jack Hill Interview. (A different one to that which appears on the disc.)

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#11 Post by film3sixty » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:20 pm

Hi everyone.

We are giving away a copy of Pit Stop on our website: http://www.film3sixtymagazine.com/index ... al-format/

Good luck!

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#13 Post by antnield » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:43 am

David Cairns for Electric Sheep.

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#16 Post by dwk » Fri May 01, 2015 12:27 pm

US release on August 18th.. This is going to be interesting as back in March Code Red said they licensed this from Corman.

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#17 Post by dwk » Fri May 01, 2015 2:51 pm

Calum Waddell posted the following at the cult-labs forum
We never gave Arrow Video permission to use our extras on Pit Stop (USA) or our Nekromantik piece on the USA edition of this. In fact we have an email from Alex Agran confirming that he would not use our stuff on any foreign editions in future in exchange for a deal we made on Mark of the Devil.

I honoured this deal and just this week had Synapse ask for our stuff on Tenebrae and Phenomena. If I see our material on Pit Stop or Nekromantik then Synapse win big time.

Really offended by this treatment of us.

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#18 Post by dwk » Fri May 01, 2015 3:02 pm

and Bill just posted this onthe Code Red Facebook page
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#19 Post by EddieLarkin » Fri May 01, 2015 3:10 pm

dwk wrote:Calum Waddell posted the following at the cult-labs forum
We never gave Arrow Video permission to use our extras on Pit Stop (USA) or our Nekromantik piece on the USA edition of this. In fact we have an email from Alex Agran confirming that he would not use our stuff on any foreign editions in future in exchange for a deal we made on Mark of the Devil.

I honoured this deal and just this week had Synapse ask for our stuff on Tenebrae and Phenomena. If I see our material on Pit Stop or Nekromantik then Synapse win big time.

Really offended by this treatment of us.
I don't quite understand his references to Nekromantik.

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Re: Pit Stop

#20 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 01, 2015 3:14 pm

If I understand the Facebook update correctly, Kino is actually releasing it with Code Red's cooperation (ala Final Exam and Shout Factory). But I wouldn't put much stock in understanding anything posted to the Code Red account!

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Re: Pit Stop

#21 Post by EddieLarkin » Fri May 01, 2015 3:20 pm

Yes, it looks like it'll actually be a Kino release curated by Code Red, like a few of their recent releases have been curated by Scorpion. The most interesting thing is the Corman transfer is from the negative, whilst Arrow's transfer is "only" from the answer print. So the inevitable image comparison will be very interesting.

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#22 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 01, 2015 3:24 pm

I think the real question here is who's going to blink. If it was just Code Red doing their usual piddly stuff out of one guy's storeroom, Arrow'd quite rightly be non-threatened. But if Kino's involved, there is surely a paper trail somewhere and I can't imagine both of these companies trying to put out a fringe title like this simultaneously in all the same retail markets (Amazon, DD, BN, etc)

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#23 Post by EddieLarkin » Fri May 01, 2015 3:51 pm

And if Arrow can't even get what is basically all of their special features on this release, then even if they did put it out all that would happen is people who wanted it would import the region free version from Arrow's UK store (especially when it's on sale).

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#24 Post by dwk » Fri May 01, 2015 4:11 pm

EddieLarkin wrote: I don't quite understand his references to Nekromantik.
I think he mistakenly thought/thinks that Arrow is releasing Nekromantik in the US.

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#25 Post by manicsounds » Fri May 01, 2015 7:41 pm

I don't understand Calem Waddel's comment. Arrow used Waddel's extras on the current UK "Pit Stop", but he was promised they would't be used on the US release?
Aren't all the extras announced for the US and UK Arrow editions the same? What extras is he referring to?

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