Tag: Jack Hill

Jack Hill’s Pit Stop (1969) – An Artful Racing Film

Jack Hill’s Pit Stop (1969) – An Artful Racing Film

October 1, 2015 | By

Review of jack Hill’s excellent stock car racing ‘art film’ Pit Stop (1969), new on Blu from Arrow Video / MVD Visual.

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BR: Pit Stop (1969)

BR: Pit Stop (1969)

October 1, 2015 | By

Although Jack Hill’s Spider Baby (shot in 1964, released in 1967) should’ve been the calling card for another feature-length gig, that film’s delayed release had the director bouncing around, working on a racing film as a contract writer for Universal for a blip before going back to the indie world, directing what he thought was going to be material for a proposed 4-picture deal with a Mexican producer starring Boris Karloff…

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Jack Hill’s Spider Baby (1967)

Jack Hill’s Spider Baby (1967)

September 17, 2015 | By

Lengthy review of Jack Hill’s cult classic Spider Baby (1967), new on Blu from Arrow Video / MVD Visual, and a short overview of Hill’s career.

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BR: Spider Baby (1967)

BR: Spider Baby (1967)

September 17, 2015 | By

Filmed in 1964 but unreleased until 1967, Jack Hill’s first solo gig as writer-director remains a highly influential horror comedy, even though the director describes it as a story of unconditional love.
In terms of its comedic tone, Hill seemed to take some inspiration from the Roger Corman’s Bucket of Blood (1959) and The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)…

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BR: Death Ship (1980)

BR: Death Ship (1980)

January 5, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / D . Film: Good/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label:  Scorpion Releasing/ Region: All / Released: December 18, 2012 Genre: Horror / CanCon Synopsis: Survivors of a sunk cruise ship do not in any way find safety aboard a drifting rust bucket that runs on human blood. […]

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