The Name of the Game Is Kill [DVD] [1968]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Introduction by documentary filmmaker Daniel Griffith
  • Audio commentary by screenwriter Gary Crutcher, moderated by Daniel Griffith
  • "Psycho's Sister - making The Name of the Game is Kill" - an all-new 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" - the cinematic history of producer/distributor Joe Solomon...told through trailers. Featuring audio commentary by film historian Chris Poggiali (Temple of Shlock)
  • Extensive promotional gallery
  • Rare TV spot and more!

Synopsis

The Name of the Game Is Kill
Hawaii Five-O's Jack Lord stars in this odd little thriller directed by Gunnar Hellstrom. Lord plays a Hungarian man named Lipa who meets the beautiful Mickey (Susan Strasberg) while wandering the highways of Arizona. Mickey runs a gas station in the desert with her mother (T.C. Jones) and two sisters and invites Lipa to stay with them. He does, not knowing that the entire family is stark-raving mad. The usual psychological games ensue, with Lipa being attacked by a rattlesnake, seduced by the psychotic sisters, and run over with a car before figuring out the predictable truth -- that "Mom" is really a man. Gorgeous photography by Vilmos Zsigmond and some amusingly sadistic set-pieces accent this enjoyably trashy thriller. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jack Lord
    Jack Lord - Symcha Lipa
  • Susan Strasberg
    Susan Strasberg - Mickey Perry
  • Tisha Sterling
    Tisha Sterling - Nan Perry
  • Image coming soon
    T.C. Jones - Mr./Mrs. Perry
  • Mort Mills
    Mort Mills - Sheriff Kendall
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