The Name of the Game Is Kill! (1968)
While making his way across the Arizona desert, a transient Hungarian refugee, Symcha Lipa, accepts a lift from a young woman, Mickey Terry, who drives him to her family's gas station in a ghost town. He is met by Mrs. Terry, a nervous, fidgety woman, and by Mickey's two hostile sisters, the masculine-looking Diz and the child-like, spider-loving Nan, both of whom make sexual overtures to the visitor. After spending the night, Symcha tries to sneak away but is run down by someone driving the family's old black Packard. When he recovers in a small adjacent town, the local sheriff advises him to stay away from the family and tells him of the disappearance of Mickey's fiance. Despite this warning, Symcha returns to the gas station and accepts a job from Mickey.
As the hapless foreigner begins to fall in love with Mickey, he soon realizes the Terry family are a completely unhinged bunch...and it's a gamble whether he'll escape with his life!

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:23:12 | 7.34 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Thriller

Director: Gunnar Hellstrom
Cast: Jack Lord, Susan Strasberg, Collin Wilcox Paxton
Country: USA

• Introduction by documentary filmmaker Daniel Griffith (1:23)
• Audio Commentary by screenwriter Gary Crutcher, moderated by Daniel Griffith
• Promotional Gallery
• Rare TV spot
• Psycho's Sister: Making "The Name of the Game is Kill" (45:38) - An All-New making of documentary featuring Exclusive Interviews with Screenwriter Gary Crutcher ("Stanley"), Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond ("Deliverance"), Composer Stu Phillips ("BattleStar Galactica"), Film Director/Historian Joe Dante ("Gremlins"), Writer/Film Historian Tim Lucas (Video Watchdog), and More!...
• Schlockmeister: Joe Solomon on Reels (44:59) - The cinematic history of producer/distributor Joe Solomon... told through trailers. (with optional commentary by Temple of Schlock's Chris Poggiali)
• Good News in Jerome - text essay on the recovery of "The Name of the Game is Kill" by Chris Poggiali
• Memo from the Flophouse: a personal message from screenwriter Gary Crutcher (text)
• Out from the Shadows: The Electric Prunes - featurette on the band heard in the film (3:35)

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