Hit, The: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1984) / Region 1
Hit, The: The Criterion Collection

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Hit, The: The Criterion Collection

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 and ravishing photography of its desolate Spanish locations - a splendid backdrop for a rather sordid story.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Jan 16 2009
  • Production Year 1984
  • Empire SKU 1449223
  • UPC Code 715515042710
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL


Commentary featuring director Stephen Frears, actors John Hurt and Tim Roth, writer Peter Prince, and editor Mick Audsley
A 1988 interview with actor Terence Stamp from the television show Parkinson One-to-One
Original theatrical trailer
Plus: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Graham Fuller


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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