British distributors Arrow Video have confirmed that they are planning to bring to Blu-ray director Jack Hill's action drama Pit Stop (1969), starring Brian Donlevy, Richard Davalos, Ellen Burstyn, Sid Haig, Beverly Washburn, and Ted Duncan. The release is expected to arrive on the market in early 2014.
From noted writer/director Jack Hill (Swinging Cheerleaders, Switchblade Sisters) comes this tense tale set against the backdrop of the auto-racing world. Pit Stop features long-time Hill acting favorite Sid Haig (Spider Baby) and an early big-screen role for a young woman named Ellen McRae, later to be known as the Academy Award winning Ellen Burstyn of Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
Brian Donlevy (The Creeping Unknown) stars as an ambitious promoter who helps to bring forth the new "Figure 8" style of racing which provides the latest thrills that can both propel the hottest drivers into the spotlight and just as quickly take it away. Using stunningly realistic footage shot on actual raceways. Pit Stop gives you the intense heat, the fiery competition, and the unavoidable consequences in this dangerous sport.