Saturday, August 6, 2022

THE HI-JACKERS - "In Colour" (1963)

Welcome to Saturday Night Special in The Dungeon. Our special feature tonight is the 1963 British film "The Hi-Jackers," but what's special about it is that this version is colourized!
Danke to Lord Litter in Berlin for finding it, and thanks to all those fine folks at the Internet Archive, because they are the reason you can watch this crazy film in all it's glory for free, RIGHT HERE!

"The Hi-Jackers" is only one hour and nine minutes long, so they don't waste a lot of time! 
Believe it or not, it's a movie about a gang of guys who hi-jack trucks!

I think if I saw this sign and I was driving a fairly large truck, it would scare the crap out of me!

SO here you go, first off, they fake an accident, and when the innocent truck driver stops to investigate.....

.............They wrap him up long enough to drive away with the goods!

It's a very benevolent gang, and they don't kill people, because the leader is this guy, and he's a gentleman, and that's the way he runs the show! This guy's name is Jack Carter, and he's played by Derek (Night Creatures) Francis.
Jack Carter is a very calculating man, and all of that was just a test run. Now it's time for the real thing!

This colourized shot of the Lupin Cafe looks like a cool 1960's postcard!

Your Mama always told you not to pick up hitchhikers, your Mama always told you not to trust truck drivers! As odd as it may seem, these are the normal people in this film. Anthony (Mix Me A Person) Booth is an independent truck driver named Terry McKinley, and his passenger is Jacqueline (Gutter Girls) Ellis as Shirley. Shirley is mysterious, so like Prince or Sting, she only needs a singular name!

The hi-jack gang enjoys a nice dinner out courtesy of their boss!

The word is in, the truck they were waiting for is on the way!

And of course it's the truck that Terry and Shirley are in.
 It all goes well, and nobody gets hurt, but then Shirley sees something she shouldn't have seen!

Yep, while she was hiding, Shirley saw the Boss! Now this is going to complicate things! She should have just looked away!

So what are these guys hijacking anyway? Booze, of course!!
Good ole Johnny Walker Red!

Wow! This is really a way out shot!

Shirley has no place to go, so Terry lets her stay at his pad for a couple of days. Pretty exciting, this is one of the sex scenes!

Jack Carter gets the word on where Shirley is and sends his goons to pay her a visit!

Is this a wild looking jail or what??

SO it turns out that Terry's best buddy and business partner is also the rat who told the gang what back road he would traveling on.

More Sex!

If you saw this gang of cops headed to your front door, you'd probably give up too if you had any sense!

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