HIRED TO KILL

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HIRED TO KILL REVIEWED

“Hired to Kill” is a direct rip on “The Wild Geese”, but I like this movie so much more. Brian Thompson leads a squad of deadly women into foreign territory on a deadly mission. George Kennedy bankrolls the mission, but he requires Thompson to act as a gay fashion designer. This eventually leads to Brian Thompson kissing a drunk Oliver Reed on the mouth. Great laughs were had, as I wondered why there wasn’t more female nudity in the film.

“Hired to Kill” is one of those time capsule movies that I love watching. Coming in at the 1989/1990 split, the film got to evade the early wave of PC culture. But, it also empowered women in action roles that would’ve normally gone to Carl Weathers before Cynthia Rothrock. The odd nature of the split creates a memorable movie that deserves a second glance. When you do find people that have heard of it today, it’s far more remembered for Oliver Reed being violently drunk and a stunt man dying their helicopter sequence. Hopefully, Arrow is enough to get you to take a second look.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary
  • Interviews
  • Trailer
  • Stills Gallery
  • Original Screenplay

A/V QUALITY STATS

  • 1.85:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track

RELEASE DATE: 5/17/16

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