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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film but make sure you get the US version
This film is a classic with some really great comedy and gory scenes in it. Only be sure to get the US Director's cut release because that is uncut while the UK release is edited for violence. The US Director's cut is also region free which means that it will play on your DVD player or games console with no problems. On top of that it also includes lots of cool extras...
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An awful UK DVD release of an all time classic
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...
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An awful UK DVD release of an all time classic, 23 Dec 2004
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ToxieDogg (Liverpool, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Toxic Avenger [DVD] (DVD)
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dodgy cut version, 21 April 2004
This review is from: The Toxic Avenger [DVD] (DVD)
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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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy the US version!!!!, 25 July 2004
This review is from: The Toxic Avenger [DVD] (DVD)
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Amazing film, terrible DVD, 28 April 2010
This review is from: The Toxic Avenger [DVD] (DVD)
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars the toxic avenger, 10 April 2004
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film but make sure you get the US version, 10 April 2013
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This film is a classic with some really great comedy and gory scenes in it. Only be sure to get the US Director's cut release because that is uncut while the UK release is edited for violence. The US Director's cut is also region free which means that it will play on your DVD player or games console with no problems. On top of that it also includes lots of cool extras from Troma so if you're a fan of Troma then this will be an essential purchase.

All in all a really awesome movie that is certainly not for kids unlike the old TV series.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Edited version!!, 11 Feb 2005
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Argh, all the gore is completely edited, honestly this could pass off as a '15' cert. film, very dissapointing, im going to buy the directors cut.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing!!!, 9 Nov 2013
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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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3.0 out of 5 stars So bad, it's good., 6 Aug 2013
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars UNCUT VERSION, 27 Sep 2010
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Don't buy the censored version-waste of money.This 'region 1' release is actually region free and playable WORLDWIDE!So if you're living in space or summat-don't bother.If you've never seen this movie before you're in for a treat!When 'Skippy' waves goodbye to his sis' you'll shed a tear for sure!This movie also features THE HOTTEST blind chick EVER!She dances for about 3 seconds in one scene and I could watch her doing this,on a loop,for an hour and not get bored!Get this..she's not even blind in real life(well she might be now-I don't know)her mannerisms are fantastic.Lloyd Kaufman does give her a good run for her money in Terror Firmer though!Anyway..heads get crushed,dogs get shot,breasts are exposed and you'll even get to see a man who was also in Minority Report threaten a baby with a shotgun!It's really cheap at the moment-so dont miss out and get Toxic Avenger [DVD] [1985] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] TODAY!
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