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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 28 April 2010
If you're like me and you love bad horror films, then you're almost in the right place.
The Toxic Avenger is one of my favourite films of all time, but this DVD is just awful. The film has been butchered until it's merely a suggestion of what The Toxic Avenger could be. Almost all of the violence has been removed (including a guy being hit in the face with a sandwich) and the editing is terrible.
What you need to do is buy the Troma release:The Toxic Avenger [DVD] [1985] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Ignore the fact that it says "Region 1", as all Troma DVDs are Region Free.
Do this and you'll be able to see the full uncut version of the film, along with a load of extras that aren't on this UK release.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 23 December 2004
Right, let's clear this debate up. First off, anybody wanting the uncut version of The Toxic Avenger on DVD needs to buy the official Troma DVD 'Director's Cut' version...this UK version has been hacked so badly that it's almost unwatchable. Now, and here's the odd thing, anybody wanting the full uncut version of The Toxic Avenger with all the deleted scenes restored should buy...none other than the UK video release that came out during the mid 1990's, (and there were still some available second hand on Amazon at the time I wrote this). I have absolutely no idea why, or even how they managed to slip it past the censors, but if you can do without a couple of extras, the UK VHS version is the definitive version, containing all the deleted scenes from the 'Director's Cut' in all the correct places. Although you can access these scenes separately on Troma's DVD, the fact that they're missed out of the main feature actually changes the storyline slightly as in one of them, you get to see that Julie wasn't killed at all, she was just given a severe haircut (the other scenes are just humorous).
Basically, I would advise anybody who's seriously interested in the Toxic Avenger movies (like myself) to have a copy of the UK 1990's VHS release alongside the more recent Troma DVD 'Director's Cut'. I wouldn't touch the UK DVD release with a barge pole.
The only other thing that I would point out is that if you're going to track down a UK VHS copy, make sure it's the official Troma release and not Warner's rental release from the 1980's as, despite having a cool 3D box, this was also heavily cut.
Rather bizarrely, the UK DVD released versions of Toxic Avenger Part 2 & 3 are uncut, despite Part 2 in particular containing a fair amount of gore in it's own right. Part 4 (Citizen Toxie) is only available on Troma DVD at the moment, but is easily the best of the sequels and worth seeking out.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 25 July 2004
Buy the American dvd version cuz the uk version is completely butchered. The UK versions of number 2 and 3 are completely uncut on dvd. The Toxic Avenger is a great film from the people at TROMA but a huge dissapointment on the UK dvd!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 21 April 2004
Great movie but hacked to death by the british board of film censors!!!Buy the R1 dvd instead. It's totally uncut and full of extra's.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 April 2004
DO NOT BUY THIS VERSION !! its is severely cut and ruins the film...ppl buy Troma films for comedy gore,but this has NONE WHATSOEVER..
i advise u to spend a little bit more money and buy the uncut version called "THE TOXIC AVENGER-DIRECTORS EDITION".
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 11 February 2005
All the gore is completely edited, honestly this could pass off as a '15' certificate. Very disappointing, would recommend buying the NTSC import version to view its uncut glory.
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This is A heavily Edited Version of a film,that lets face it,only had its ridiculous gore to recommend it.Now what you get is a watered down version of a Low Quality,badly acted Flick.This does Toxie an injustice because add the Gore back and you have a rather Fun Monster Film.
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on 6 August 2013
I first saw this film many years ago and the style shows its age. It is so bad in script, acting and infact in most aspects, it's a real 'hoot', as was intended.
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on 9 November 2013
I am Melvin the mop boy lol,a true classic.Very entertaining from start to finish a must see movie for all!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 November 2010
Toxic Avenger I was an eye-opener to me after beeing bored by all the stereotypes i had seen in the movies from the 70s to the 90s. Kaufmann and Herz made a great job adding the usual movie clichées to a story line for which initially they obviously weren't intended for. Decontextualisation worked perfect here. Great soundtrack too (sad thing there's no soundtrack-cd for the first toxie-movie).
As usual, Kaufmann and Herz did a sloppy job with the later episodes of Toxic Avenger, but that's the way they work, i guess.
Other worthwhile TROMA-movies are: TROMA's war (which was produced !before! Bush's stupid reaction to 9/11, so it's sort of prophetic) and Sgt. Kabukiman. Kaufmann's books about how to make movies are fun to read too.
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