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Tales From The Crapper


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  • Actors: Lloyd Kaufman, Julie Strain, James Gunn, Elizabeth Johnson, Kevin Eastman
  • Directors: Lloyd Kaufman, Brian Spitz, Chad Ferrin, Dave Paiko, Gabriel Friedman
  • Writers: Adam Jahnke, Edward Havens, Mark C. Adams
  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All RegionsAll Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Funimation! Unidisc
  • Release Date: May 28 2008
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002VEV0M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,920 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Format: DVD
Tales from the Crapper is a film that only one studio in the world could deliver. The one that has brought us innovative and original REAL independent films for 30 plus years now: Troma. This is truly a very special film because it manages to be certainly not my favorite of the Troma-productions, but released on a disc that because of what I just said is one of my most valued and favorite DVD's. Not only counting the countless Troma discs I own, but counting my entire collection of films. The film itself is the result of an ill fated plan to produce a television series to be directed by a director who was trusted with a substantial amount of money (especially for Troma) to make something wonderful and delivered a lot of unfinished and incomphrehensible material before quitting (or being fired, I am not sure which at this moment). In order to prevent having to shove a vast investment down the toilet Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz decided to get together a team of directors and actors and use the material as the backbone of one movie. One movie that really consists of two, in the nice old Tales From The Crypt anthology fashion, hosted by the Crapkeeper played by Mr Kaufman himself. But, as I said, not quite my own favorite of all their movies. That is greatly due to a weird sense of discipline at the various sets, forgetting about the hard Troma rule of "no booze on the set" which was discovered by a furious Lloyd and other less respectable emplyees that Troma had at the time of the filming of the added scenes. All this made it all but impossible for Mr Kaufman to make a worthwile product in the editing room.

But Lloyd Kaufman is a genius, and with the troubled added scenes to an already misshapen startproduct he crafted not much less of a masterpiece.
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It's simply amazing how the fine people at Troma keep sinking to new and unheard of lows in their pursuit of true independent "art". It is safe to say that there has never been a film to wander this far over line in terms of pure filth and perversion.
Gratuitous lesbian sex, dismemberments, blood, guts, anal sex, ku-fu action, terrible dubbing, amateurish acting, freakish mutants, vampires, aliens, the production value of a cheap porno...it's all here, and in abundance. There is NO plot and it makes NO sense whatsoever. It is TALES FROM THE CRAPPER, and it has no equal...it has no peers...and it has NO point!(other than being absolutely hilarious that is)
TALES FROM THE CRAPPER is pure b-movie bliss. If you are a Troma fan, you are going to love this. However, if you are easily offended or prudish, please stay far away from this movie...you have no business watching it. This is a movie for only the most hardcore of Troma fans and "bad" movie lovers.
If the above description looks like a good time at the movies for an obviously twisted individual like yourself, then by all means indulge. If not, turn around and run in the opposite direction as fast as you can!
With TALES FROM THE CRAPPER, the Troma Team has outdone themselves once again. This movie is not for the weak of heart...
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
The DVD boasts some nifty and colourful packaging, not to mention a TON of Tromatic extras including a 60 minute documentary on the making of the movie, deleted scenes, interviews, commentaries, trailers, and alot more Troma-riffic goodies.
This DVD is worth every penny, do yourself a favour and invite THE CRAP KEEPER into your living room.
YOU WILL BE TROMATIZED!!!
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By P. Chamberland on Dec 19 2007
Format: DVD
I had some kind of expectations for that movie... It is certainly not a good introduction to Troma. They do great stuff, but Tales From The Crapper is not par of it. Look for other Troma productions before that one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Sent me to the crapper July 12 2009
By Franco Jesse - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Even by Troma standards, this is pretty low. Not because of the filth, sex, perversion and general goofiness--I like that stuff. But the execution here is rather slipshod. Really seems like stuff that they would otherwise have thrown out, put on display to make money. At least the title is accurate. But there's too much Lloyd Kaufmann. He has a few good lines, but he's not as funny as he thinks he is. Debbie Rochon is wasted in a small but potentially funny (and completely clothed role). Julie Strain is best in pieces where she is overbearing, which is most of the time. But when she's not on screen, the movie slows to a crawl. For me, there was just too much tedium and not enough laughs.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
'Tales' Very Troma-tic Nov. 11 2004
By rhmoviemogal - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Maybe I am getting too old, maybe more mature, either way I didn't enjoy this movie like "Tromeo and Juliet," "Toxic Avenger Series," and my personal fave, "Killer Condom." Pretty much in the same vein as "Terror Firmer," it follows 2 stories that is loaded with sickness, grossness, lesbian vampires, and cannibal hos. Also features "Boner-Vison" which features boobie shots galore. Too much self parody and not enough of what made Troma great. Julie Strain is well, Julie Strain. 'Nuff said there. If your looking for silliness and lesbian sex, this is for you.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
TOO MUCH CRAPPER, NOT ENOUGH FILM May 30 2011
By The Movie Guy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
The film starts out with a lame introduction followed by a second lame introduction. Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz need to release no one watches the movies to see their faces or hear their stupid monologue filled with dumb homosexual bits. The film could have also eliminated the feces material/jokes and just stuck to an occasional fart joke. Real movies don't need introductions.

Like a "Family Guy" episode, there is no real plot. The movie is about silicon strippers, mostly removing just the tops. Julie Strain removes her bottoms. It appears that the scenes in the movie of her at home were actually shot in her home. The movie boasts a certain type of vision which is nothing more than a small screen insert with a stripper. Loosely the plot of the first film is an alien space craft comes to earth and an alien is killing people at a strip club. Julie goes undercover to investigate. In the second film lesbian vampires strip for college boys as a fund raiser.

There is satire in the film. It makes fun of news, news reporters, cops, and Oliver Stone. Much of the humor was done with voice overs, aka "What's Up Tiger Lily" style as sexy dancers sound like they are males, and males at the strip club are made to sound gay. This worked fairly well as did Julie Strain as a "Dirty Harry" cop. Unfortunately there wasn't enough of the good stuff, so they used "crap" (literally) to fill in.

More nudity in the DVD extras, including more of Julie Strain. For those who can't get enough of Ms. Strain, I suggest watching the DVD extra of "Delta Delta Die."
Great special features, trashy film May 16 2014
By J.N. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Even for Troma, this film is tasteless with gross scatological humor and nasty sex/gore scenes. But strangely, I did find the documentary/introduction by Lloyed Kaufman, founder of Troma, incredibly fascinating. Mr. Kaufman wanders around Los Angeles, with a camera pointed at himself, talking about all the trials and tribulations making this cinematic mess. You get a chance to see raw and startling behind the scenes footage of a group of awful filmmakers who were trying to complete this movie. This particular Troma film took 3 years to complete due to the sudden departure of producer India Allen. She quit, leaving a half done pile of unusable film. Kaufman rallied together a bunch of losers including writer Adam Jahnke, one of the directors Chad Ferrin, special effects guy Jim Ojala, line producer John Santos and A.D. Alisa Christensen at Troma Los Angeles, to finish this thing. The shocking part is Lloyd Kaufman had no idea what was really going on behind the scenes. He looks at the video clips and states his total disgust, anger and disappointment at all the goings on. The filmmakers are busy sitting around, smoking, drinking alcohol and occasionally filming with gross incompetence. You see one scene where they are busy guzzling down gin, vodka and whiskey and throwing up over the side of the Troma building. Its kind of sad as you hear the frustration in Kaufman's voice when he admits its his fault for being weak, not cracking down and basically giving up on the film. Its strangely compelling, seeing Kaufman in this serious and vulnerable form. In another scene, Wes Craven drops by for a visit and after he leaves, the loser filmmakers start mocking him behind his back. Tragically, in the end, Troma Los Angeles is closed down and you see one of the guilty filmmakers knocking the Troma sign down with a sledgehammer. Mr. Kaufman makes a humorous final comment: "if that *&%$#@!! worked on the film as hard as he is knocking the Troma sign down, maybe we would have a good film."
What a flippin' waste of money!! April 27 2013
By Neal - Published on Amazon.com
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Wow - a new low for me!!! I KNOW that if Julie Strain is in a movie, it will be really bad, with lots of decent to great T&A viewing. but beyond that the poor quality of the acting and the really cheesy FX are what makes most of these movies at least fun to watch when you want to become a vegetable infron of the TV. But this thing is pure CRAP - FAR BEYOND it's title!!! Save your money unless you are a VERY hardcore Julie Strain fan.


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