Navarre Corporation, a US distributor of PC software, music and home video, has acquired domestic rights to distribute three more action films made by the late HB Halicki on DVD and VHS following its successful re-release of Gone In 60 Seconds last year. The films are The Junkman, Deadline Auto Theft and Gone In 60 Seconds 2 kicking off with The Junkman on Feb 19.
DVD producers Denice Halicki and Michael Leone have restored and digitally remastered The Junkman and included 25 minute documentary on the making of the film hosted by the director himself.
Halicki wrote, produced, starred in and performed the stunts in all his movies and during production of The Junkman in 1982 was seriously injured in an accidental head-on collision between his car and a light aircraft. Nicknamed "The Car Crash King", Halicki died - in an accident on the set of Gone In 60 Seconds 2 - in 1989.