Has died sadly. One of my favourite directors... the essential ones are The Shooting, Two Lane Blacktop and Cockfighter but there is always something there even when the film as a whole isn't great.
Gonna take this opportunity to make my girlfriend watch them with me.Absolutely gutted, only recently rewatched my Hellman faves over the last month or so. Never seem to tire from his work.
Wishful thinking perhaps, as I'm sure there other more obvious reasons why Cockfighter hasn't received a lavish reissue, but hopefully Hellman's passing will trigger new releases of his more obscure work.