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Jack Hills RUSH,
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This review is from: Pit Stop [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I was familiar with Jack Hill (loved Spider Baby) and had read about this film. Looked for it and found it nowhere. Saw the trailer for it on YouTube and really wanted to see it. So when I found out Arrow (I love this company!) was releasing this film I had to order it as a blind purchase (which I rarely do).
What's the verdict? Well, I really liked the movie and found it as good in production and acting as Spider Baby (if not a little better). It wasn't as quirky but it was a really good low-budget racing film using REAL figure 8 racing footage, which is quite exciting. And the print looks really good considering how old and rare this film seems to be.
I was surprised to see Brian Donlevy and later learned this to be his last movie. I liked the characters and also the theme that winning for some is everything (and Washburn was especially cute and sexy). I haven't agreed with all of Hill's films but this was a fine little movie, in my opinion. So if you looking for a well made drive-in movie about figure 8 racing, give this one a try.
Extras on the disc are fine too:
Commentary with Hill and biographer Calum Waddell
Featurettes about the making of the movie with Hill and Haig
Corman talks briefly how Pit Stop got made
I was very happy with this release by Arrow and eagerly await further releases by them.