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06 May 2013

For VCI: THE NAME OF THE GAME IS KILL! (review)

A pre-HAWAII FIVE-O Jack Lord falls into a female trap in the rediscovered THE NAME OF THE GAME IS KILL!  A Hungarian refugee hitchhiking in the Arizona desert gets picked up by pretty Mickey (Susan Strasberg, SCREAM OF FEAR) and taken back to the filling station run by her unstable family including a man-hating older sister (Collin Wilcox, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD) and a cat-killing younger one (Trisha Sterling, VILLAGE OF THE GIANT)... and then there's mother...  From the distributor that gave you WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS, HELLS ANGELS ON WHEELS, SIMON: KING OF THE WITCHES, and TOWER OF EVIL comes THE NAME OF THE GAME I

REVIEW LINK: VCI Home Video (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

THE NAME OF THE GAME IS KILL! DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.71:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Audio Commentary by screenwriter Gary Crutcher, moderated by Daniel Griffith
  • Introduction by documentary filmmaker Daniel Griffith
  • Promotional Gallery
  • TV spot
  • Psycho's Sister: Making "The Name of the Game is Kill"
  • Schlockmeister: Joe Solomon on Reels - trailer reel for distributor Joe Solomon
    • 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
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