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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Release From Arrow.
This is how you treat a cult classic-
Arrow released Class Of Nuke'em High in a double play set containing a Blu Ray and DVD, and threw in two interchangeable covers.
The Blu Ray looks and sounds as good as a Troma film ever could, and there's some great special features, especially the 25 minute Q&A with Lloyd Kaufman.
The only letdown for me is the film...
Published on 28 Aug 2012 by D. Mccaffrey

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining trash
This movie opens with a shot of Manhattan Island and then never features New York for the rest of the running time. Much like this paragraph.

Nuke 'em High is a Tromaville hellhole populated by a diverse range of characters, some annoying, some funny. The Cretins (a punk gang in the vein of Griff Tannen's gang from BTTF Part II) have a deal with the neighboring...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining trash, 25 Dec 2013
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This movie opens with a shot of Manhattan Island and then never features New York for the rest of the running time. Much like this paragraph.

Nuke 'em High is a Tromaville hellhole populated by a diverse range of characters, some annoying, some funny. The Cretins (a punk gang in the vein of Griff Tannen's gang from BTTF Part II) have a deal with the neighboring nuclear power plant to deal toxic weed grown on the grounds. The sludge from the plant has already infected the school's water supply and is having a terrifying effect on the students. But the toxic weed causes horny feelings, speedy demon pregnancy, and sporadic superhuman powers (other students being completely unaffected by it is one of an infinity of logic errors).

Wholesome couple Chrissy and Warren, affected by the contamination and toxic weed, battle with the Cretins in a stupendously disjointed and senseless plot, but that's missing the point. Anyone watching a Troma film for serious art will no doubt be disappointed and confused. These movies barely hang together and were made by amateurs that make Ed Wood look like Orson Welles. The cinematography is wobbly and uncertain, the acting just about passable, the sound is barely audible, and for some reason generic 80s rock music plays in the distance during every single scene.

But it entertains. Class of Nuke 'em High may be trash of the lowest order, but it has a lot of energy, a lot of ideas (no matter how underdeveloped or misunderstood), crazy and interesting characters, is frequently intentionally funny, has mediocre-to-decent gore effects, has a gorgeous female lead in Janelle Brady (a sort of 80s Katherine Heigl, who has sadly massively deteriorated since then - missing and presumed dead in Las Vegas), and is never once boring.

If that is all the movie sets out to do then does that make it a huge success? It led to a sequel and a spin-off - so yes?

The 1.85:1 1080p is no doubt the best the movie has ever looked since 1986, but it still looks bad thanks to the poor photography, certainly passable as a Blu-ray product though. The LPCM 2.0 soundtrack fares no better as it is so poorly recorded that words struggle to be heard correctly (the letter S has particular trouble registering clearly). Extras are fun, but hardly groundbreaking.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Release From Arrow., 28 Aug 2012
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This is how you treat a cult classic-
Arrow released Class Of Nuke'em High in a double play set containing a Blu Ray and DVD, and threw in two interchangeable covers.
The Blu Ray looks and sounds as good as a Troma film ever could, and there's some great special features, especially the 25 minute Q&A with Lloyd Kaufman.
The only letdown for me is the film itself....Where-as I still love The Toxic Avenger, revisiting Nuke'Em High for the first time since I was 13 wasn't quite as enjoyable.
The effects work is imaginative and creative, but the film feels like random scenes lumped together at times.
Still a good late night movie, and for fans of the film this Blu Ray will be a dream come true.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars decent blu ray transfer from arrow!, 21 Aug 2012
Class of nuke 'em high arrives on blu ray from arrow video and the result is a rather decent transfer of a really low budget horror comedy.The picture quality on this blu ray is of good quality,the picture is quite clear and is a really good upgrade from previous dvd releases.There are some noticeable soft shots throughout the movie but,this is the best this movie will ever look.My only gripe with this release is the sound,it is quite tinny and muffled in a few places but,overall it is also the best the film will ever sound.All in all,this is a good release from arrow and will probably please fans of this movie.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE ATOMIC HIGH!, 12 Sep 2003
This has to be one of Troma's best movies.
It has a wonderfully dark sense of humour with great bad taste gags and surprisingly decent special effects.
A large power plant has had another spill of toxic chemical radiation and it is escaping into Tromaville highschool, which lies next door to the plant.
The chemical causes the students to become mutated monsters and impregnates others, causing them to give birth to monsters that grow up larger than their mothers. Worse than that, the school is populated by gangs of low life thugs known as the CRETINS. Who wants nothing but trouble.
This is Troma at it's spectaculary gross out best with better than usual acting with lots of genuinely funny moments.
It's success spawned 2 sequels which failed to be as delightful as this classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars troma gone mad on atomic high, 16 Jun 2013
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T. A. J. Leahy "tommygun" (croydon.surrey) - See all my reviews
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class of nukem hugh is strictly for troma fans only.fortunately im one of them.this film is totally insane,ridiculous story,awful acting and amateurish directing.the actors are unknown and it shows.but saying that it only adds to the fun.its a nuclear teen zombie film with some impressive make up effects from scott coulter.the thing is with the troma films like poultrygeist and the toxic avenger films they dont need to have a decent story because its the silly entertainment from start to finish and thats what its all about.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars trauma vaud-a ville, 11 July 2010
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John Tearney "j p tearney" (YORK UK) - See all my reviews
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The one negative review appearing here is greatly in error when he/she states that this film is bad for a troma film. It is in fact,technically and on every other level definately one of their best. They cant have seen any other troma films is all i can think. Its grease meets class of 1999 with wild anarchic, deviant behaviour showcased in a series of loosley connected scenes which culminate in a crazy,hyper silly creature climax putting a very psychotic cherry on a completely bonkers cake. No one scene lasts more that a few minutes and the whole thing speeds along to its finale leaving the breathless viewer to contemplate the insanity they have just witnessed. A true classic of gonzo film-making before the word GONZO was invented. A must for 80's gloop and sharp toothed monster fans,made all the more enjoyable(for this viewer at any rate) by an early appearence of my fave american band "THE SMITHEREENS". All in all a late night,beer soaked hoot NOT....repeat NOT!! to be taken seriously. Thanx!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC!!!!!, 22 April 2006
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Mr. R. L. Hughes "richsurf69" (broadhaven) - See all my reviews
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This film is wicked,the acting is truely amazin and the effects are top notch. Its defo worth a purchase, I have the spill - ology - amazin. The original is in a class of its own compared to the two sequels, however the third is genius, especially the special powers of the glowing arm, brilliant!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 24 July 2014
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fast delivery and came in good quality condition. good movie experience
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent film for all the family!, 16 April 2001
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This review is from: Class Of Nuke 'em High [DVD] (DVD)
This film was truely amazing and portrayed all the makings of a troma film in comedy aswell as in the sickness. The motor bike scenes were absolutley hilarious
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Troma at it's finest, 28 Nov 2013
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Bad acting,Unrealistic,Terrible make up. But that's what makes this flick so awesome, if you like other films by Troma i'd for sure go ahead and add this to your collection
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