Brand New!! 25th Anniversary Edition, R1 DVD, color, Approx. 87 minutes, Rhino, Rated PG
Movies with "wacky" titles are almost never any good, and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! was intentionally made to be an instant golden turkey. Despite that, and the grade-Z production values, this is a regularly funny film. You need to be a fan of the kind of low-budget horror movie it's spoofing, and you need to be very forgiving of the technical ineptness and frequent clunkers, but it works. The story? Well, tomatoes attack, basically. Jack Riley and the San Diego Chicken are in it, and that genuinely alarming helicopter crash you see in an early scene was a real accident. Seen now, the whole ratty affair brings back agreeable memories of the circa-1978 college-movie/midnight-cinema era, when seeing this film was virtually unavoidable. The sequel, Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (with a young George Clooney), is actually an even funnier film. Director John De Bello would continue to squeeze the Tomatoes franchise for years to come. --Robert Horton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
the movie starts out great with some script comparing the film to hitchcocks 'the birds'. and the laughter continues throughout. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2012 by Sorpse
When I first saw AoKT more than 20 years ago this riff on all B-movie cliches had me convulsed with laughter. So I bought one for a senior friend as a gift. Read morePublished on July 24 2011 by Goofy Grandma
Even thought the movies plot's not that great, the film itself is so funny you can't help but love it. Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by "wdtench"
Some movies are so bad, they are good...unintentionally. However, this movie actually tries to be funny and fails miserably. Read morePublished on March 7 2004 by Yarby
i have the speclal collector's editon dvd of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes it is the best movie i have ever seen! Read morePublished on Dec 17 2003
This is, without question, the WORST film I've ever seen and I LOVED it! I'm still singing "Puberty Love!" Too funny!Published on Dec 12 2003
I hadn't heard about the director's cut, so I was stunned to see that the movie that I watched dozens of times in my youth had been changed. Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2003 by Amazon Customer