The Hit (1984) [The Criterion Collection #469]
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Scans (2 JPGs) | 01:38:06 | 7,64 Gb
Audio:English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller | Nominated for BAFTA Film Award | UK
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 a-calling to bring Willie back for execution. This stylish early gem from Stephen Frears boasts terrific performances from a roster of England’s best hard-boiled actors, music by Eric Clapton and virtuoso flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía, and ravishing photography of its desolate Spanish locations—a splendid backdrop for a rather sordid story.