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The Toxic Avenger
The most widely known of Troma Films' stable of low-budget exploitation, The Toxic Avenger is an exuberantly crude poke at superheroes and monster movies, delivered with a healthy dose of cheap gags, splattery special effects, and T&A. It's also a genuinely funny film, and its no-holds-barred attitude has a grubby charm that eludes most gross-out comedies. The Toxic Avenger opens with an absurdly vicious crew preying upon Melvin, a nebbishy janitor. Their pranks land him in a vat of chemical waste, which transforms him into a lumpy monster that deals out gruesome revenge. Directors (and Troma company heads) Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz aim low in detailing "Toxie's" vengeance spree, and the subsequent carnage should please gorehounds. But they're also savvy enough recognize the film's limitations, and wisely camp things with plenty of slapstick. The result is a frantic and funny mess that should amuse even the most dour cult movie fan. --Paul GaitaSee all Product Description
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Lloyd Kaufman is a genius, and his films are trendsetting, innovative and completely original. The Toxic Avenger is the one that put his (and Michael Herz's) filmcompany Troma on the map and 30 years later they still survive as a truly independent studio, in spite of increasingly below-the-belt practices of the Major Conglomerates who don't really like to have any competition of someone who actually has ORIGINAL IDEAS. Besides Disney, Troma is the only filmcompany in the world that has a legion of fans who follow the Brand in itself. And such a thing can only happen if that brand has proven to be responsible for a continuous string of very special, innovating and high-quality products.
This release is a deserved tribute to one of Horrorfilm's icons. The Toxic Avenger turns 21 this month, and with three sequels to his name he is still more alive than he has ever been. Besides a wonderful TROMAMORPHIC widescreen presentation of the film (that has never looked better) this set offers hours of very interesting bonus-material which makes it quite difficult to turn off the TV set. There is a brand new Audio Commentary.Read more ›
Poor, poor Melvin. He is a nerd who gets absolutely no respect from anyone in Tromaville. Our lovable geek spends most of his time mopping the floor at the local gym, where he inadvertently knocks people into the pool, slaps people with his mop, and horrifies the local ladies with his shlocky grin. Melvin really gets into trouble when he angers four of the local "beautiful" people. For nothing more than a few laughs, these four [people] decide to play a little joke on Melvin, a gag that takes a decidedly terrible turn for the worse when Melvin falls into a barrel of toxic waste. The result of this weird baptism is the Toxic Avenger, a muscle bound, tutu-wearing [strange guy] that decides to battle [the world] in Tromaville.
As Superman, Batman, and other superheroes know, battling [the world] can be a thankless job. The hours stink, someone in charge always thinks you are up to no good, and you have to hide your identity from loved ones.Read more ›
This is a classic 1986 Horror Comedy parody set in a Urban town near New York City called " Tromaville" ( the Toxic waste capital of the world), a local Janitor Nerd named " Melvin" is picked on constantly and then one day when a Prank backfires on him, he falls into a Barrell of Chemicals that turn him into a powerful Hulk-like Mutant with an instinct only to kill bad guys and be kind to innocient folks, but he becomes the first superhero from New Jersey and must stop the bad guys.
A very entertaining and excellent movie, yeh i know the acting can be laughable but this is a leave your brain at the door and have a good time kind of movie. But be warned, this is definitely a Superhero movie not for kids but for adults cause there are some nudity and graphic gore including the Scene where a Child gets his head crushed by a Car that is not for the faint of the Heart and is a true video nasty that would have been banned in some countries.
Similar Movies recommended: Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2 with Dennis Hopper, Lucio Fulci's The Beyond, Re-Animator, Scary Movie, C.H.U.D., Slugs, Eight Legged Freaks, Scanners, Akira, Day of the Dead, The Incredible Hulk, Basket Case, Scream, Urban Legend, The Stuff, Bio-Zombie, From Dusk Till Dawn, Nightmare City, Robocop, The Crow, Spider-Man, and Young Frankestein.
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Love it, so happy I bought it! Quality was excellent and was a great price! Thanks so much :)Published 4 months ago by Ruby
This movie is funny and brings back good memories. Story of a nerd who is bounced around. He fell in a toxic waste drum
and become some kind of muscled strong monster. Read more
Cool movie, definitely worth watching if you'd like to try something different. This is my first Troma movie, and I'll be trying another.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
THANK YOU BABY JESUS FOR CAPS LOCK AND THE TOXIC AVENGER!!! I AM GOING TO NAME MY FIRST BORN MARV! GREATEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO ME SINCE PUBERTY. Read morePublished 18 months ago by DANA
J'ai bien reçu le colis dans un délais plus rapide que prévu! Quel surprise en ouvrant le colis de m'apercevoir qu'il n'y avait aucun disque (dvd) dans la pochette... Read morePublished on April 12 2013 by Steve Dumas
Troma has got to be the best studio out there. Pretty much all their movies (that have Lloyd/micheal working on them) are just perfectly hilarious. Read morePublished on March 17 2013 by Mrozzy134fest
The discs were lose in the case. The pins holding the cds were brokenPublished on May 7 2010 by Louise Clement
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