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Street Trash [DVD] [1986]

Mike Lackey , Vic Notto , Jim Muro    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Mike Lackey, Vic Notto
  • Directors: Jim Muro
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Arrow Video
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Jan 2010
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002MR0WES
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,769 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Sure, Street Trash has a convoluted, ridiculous plot, but it also features bums who melt into rainbow sludge upon drinking a fermented relative of Thunderbird, Tenafly Viper. In this '80s B-movie akin to The Toxic Avenger or C.H.U.D., Fred (Mike Lackey) is the main homeless guy who distributes Viper he's lifted from the local liquor store. Once he discovers the alcohol's lethal potential, he wields it as a weapon, eventually fighting head criminal, Bronson, a psycho-killer Vietnam vet who carries a human femur bone handle knife. Side plots, such as one involving a begrudging policeman who seeks to clean up the Street Trash community housed in a junkyard, or the one featuring Wendy, the hot girl who guards runaways from the junkyard's fat, mean owner, are beside the point. Watch Street Trash for its infamous penis scene, in which a member is chopped off and tossed around in a game of keep away, or watch the film to see a man melt down into a blue pile as he's flushed down a toilet bowl. Street Trash's gore isn't so disturbing as it is comic, as are the bums' New Romantic costumes similar to Dexy's Midnight Runners in the video for their '80s hit, "Come On Eileen." Applaud Street Trash for its gaudy, horrendous splendor. Notably, this re-release contains the original Super-8 short of the film, featuring even more homemade special effects and low-grade humor.--Trinie Dalton

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Street Trash Was Just As I Remembered It! 30 May 2012
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Street trash was without a doubt one of the finer movie highlights of my childhood. It was full of bad language and some multi-colour melting special effects when some of the characters in the film melt after drinking a deadly bottle of Viper a mysterious drink found behind a wall in an off license!

I thought this movie was an 80's classic and it made me remember the first time I watched it with my Brother and my Gran, happy days. This film has got it all, melting hobos, crazy Vietnam Veteran, the catch a penis game, and violence galore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Trashtastic! 18 July 2014
For what it is, Street Trash is five stars all the way. Exploitation fans will get ALL their money's worth here. Grisly slimy deaths, strange characters, necrophilia, comedy, even a flying genital. Street Trash comes right from the streets of grimy dirty sleazy New York City in the 80s, and happily will invade your DVD machine with joy.

The movie is about drunks and homeless people who stumble on a new cheap drink for a buck. Only there's a catch.... Once you sip the drink you melt away in a painstaking kind of way. As a subplot we have a man who thinks he car lot is Vietnam, and a cop beating up anyone who gets in his way in search of a missing woman.

It's bizarre at times disgusting at times hilarious, but Street Trash entertains big time. The doc included on disc 2 is incredible. We're talking 2 hours worth of interviews. One of the best docs Arrow has ever put together.

A great film from yesteryear.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Street Trash Synapse Blu-ray 23 July 2013
I've been a bit of a (big) fan of Street Trash since the video era, and bought it several times on VHS alone. It's a classic exploitation film - not too much of a plot to speak of (basically it follows a bunch of homeless losers, leading up in several cases to their consumption of a seemingly alcoholic drink that either makes them melt or explode...) but the joy is in the characters and the situations they get into. It's quite far from any grounding in political correctness, so if you're likely to get offended by anything you're probably better off buying a Hanna Montana movie or something. I think it's wonderfully realised despite a low budget, and a huge testament to the talents of the prime movers behind this production.

I expected the Blu-ray to be good - Synapse's previous DVDs were the definitive editions (alongside Arrow's UK release maybe) and I was aware Synapse were going to extra lengths to ensure the transfer was up to contemporary standards (the previous HD master was not up to what they were hoping for in today's world). Well, the Blu-ray is actually better than I anticipated. The image quality (full HD of course) is sumptuous - I'd actually use this as a demo disc to show just how amazing a low budget 80s horror/exploitation film can look, kicking into oblivion anything that DVD has to offer. Colours leap from the screen, detail is up there with most films you're likely to screen on Blu. Grain a very fine and not remotely intrusive, whilst remaining present enough to alleviate any realistic concerns of excessive DNR. For the record I watched this on a 100" projected screen, finding nothing at all to complain about. Audio is thoughtfully provided in its original non-surround mode, or surround - both lossless DTS HD Master Audio tracks.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Look at the cover! 17 Jan 2010
I have waited a long time to own this awesome film, but I never imagined that when the day came for it to be re-released, it would be given this sort of treatment! As with other recent Arrow releases, you get a nifty white box, a flip-cover (new art and original cover), a poster and an interview booklet.

The film is pretty much in the mid-80s Troma vein, though I rate it higher than any Troma film as the comedy is less spoof and the gore and acting is more accomplished. There are real characters in this film; notably the vietnam-vet king of the junkyard and the hard as nails detective assigned to the melting-tramps case and it is performances like these which really push the film into classic status.

Madness all round; the story concerns a batch of mysterious and highly toxic liquor being discovered in the basement of an off-licence which the owner decides to sell for $1 a bottle. Of course, this appeals to the local down-and-out community, resulting in a spate of gruesome deaths. This is just the foundation for the real plot (I say plot, but you know...) to be built upon, one which involves goodies, baddies and sleazeballs trying to operate alongside each other. Of course, it is all in the worst possible taste and I heartily recommend this specific version to anyone that enjoys this particular sub-genre.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old video favourite given the digital makeover. 12 Jan 2010
STREET TRASH was a vhs rental favourite on the old Avatar label for many years.
Arrow have given this release the sort of treatment usually reserved for Criterion titles!
In addition to a superb transfer,you also get a second disc with 'The Meltdown Memoirs' and a Jane Arakawa feature.
This is a real collector's package which also comes with Double sided artwork,a fold out poster and an excellent booklet by film journo Callum Waddell,which discusses with various members of the production,the 42nd Street fleapit phenomena in New York.
All in all,a cracking package at a price that is a steal.
Snap it up now-you won't be disappointed,especially if you love films like 'Basket Case' and 'Bad Taste'.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Trashy and Sick,In the best way possible.
Every bit as Trashy as I remember it being when First I caught it at the Cinema back in the Day.You feel like you have to have a Shower once you've watched it.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. D. Moncrieff
5.0 out of 5 stars Gulp the goo!!!
Great movie! Released in 1987 but only just watched in 2014! Shame really anyway got it now on glorious DVD! They did not have that in 87! Haha! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lincoln
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent film - great bluray transfer!
I first saw Street Trash in the late 80s on vhs - and the memory of this long-buried little gem of a movie remained with me for a very long time . . . . Read more
Published 5 months ago by M. Bridgeman
5.0 out of 5 stars One-Off Brilliance
To think this was a one-off movie made for some art college project or exam thing and the director/creator has done nothing since in the same bag, makes this film even more worthy... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Paul Pinn
3.0 out of 5 stars Dog food for chicken...
When a liquor store owner finds a case of "Viper" in his cellar, he decides to sell it to the local hobos at one dollar a bottle, unaware of its true properties. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
5.0 out of 5 stars the arrowdrome edition is fantastic quality
I feel this rating should be five star as the original movie is fully restored uncut and has the original artwork on reverse insert and has a full second disc , the arrowdrome... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Geraint Edwards
1.0 out of 5 stars boring
build up was too long,

script was rubbish, production terrible and acting was worse.

muliti coloured 'melting' scenes were comical rather than gruesome, all... Read more
Published 17 months ago by BlindSmith
5.0 out of 5 stars "Street Trash" (DVD), - tja, was soll man alleine bei diesem Titel...
Trashmöhre vielleicht ? Kultfilm ? oder beides ? ;-) Denn "Street Trash" aus dem Jahre 1987 hier bekam im Laufe der Zeit schon viele Titel verpasst, - wie z.B. Read more
Published 21 months ago by EGeraldhuebner
5.0 out of 5 stars super
... I wanna see this film, it looks good.. and I like this
kinda film... it looks fun, and funny at the same time...
Published on 26 April 2012 by LONDON NINJA.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great release of the ultimate Melt Movie.
Street Trash to me is the greatest Melt movie of all time. Not only does it have a bigger budget feel to it, it still looks as though it was made yesterday and hasn't dated at... Read more
Published on 6 Sep 2011 by I love New York
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