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THE HIT
Blu-ray review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 98 minutes, audio commentary, vintage TV interview, theatrical trailer
VIDEO: 1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen) 1080p High Definition
AUDIO: English 2.0 Mono
Subtitles: English

STUDIO: The Criterion Collection/ HanWay Films
RELEASE DATE: 10-20-2020

SYNOPSIS (from back of Criterion case):
Terence Stamp is Willie, a gangster's henchman turned "supergrass" (informer) trying to live in peaceful hiding in a remote Spanish village. Sun-dappled bliss turns to nerve-racking suspense, however, when two hit men played by a soulless John Hurt and a youthful, loose-cannon (Tim Roth) come calling to bring Willie back for execution.

ANALYSIS:
THE HIT is a slow burn thriller and drama. Willie (Terence Stamp) plays it cool as a hit man (Hurt) and his partner (Roth) are escorting Willie back to Paris for Willie's execution. During the trip, we get know about everyone in that car and what type of people they are. Is Willie thinking he will get free or is he ready to face his death? The trip from Spain to the French border is full of detours including switching their car and taking a woman along with them. I wish I have seen this movie before because it surprises you with the twists and turns that come because of each character's actions.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
Audio commentary from 2009 with director Steven Frears, actors John Hurt and Tim Roth, screenwriter Peter Prince, and editor Mick Audsley

Vintage TV interview from 1988 with actor Terence Stamp from the TV show PARKINSON ONE-TO-ONE as Terence Stamp goes over his career to his auto-biographies he has written.
Theatrical trailer

Essay on THE HIT included as an insert inside the case.

FINAL ANALYSIS: THE HIT is a well acted and directed slow burn movie that is worth watching. The twists will surprise you and keep you engaged.

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