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  • Actors: Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Babtist
  • Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: 88 Films
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Aug. 2014
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00JDCZHO0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,495 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Welcome to Tromaville, New Jersey -- a small American town, terrorized by criminals. The town's corrupt mayor sits idly by while muggers, robbers and teenage punks victimize helpless citizens. Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy, emaciated janitor at the local health club. That is, until he becomes The Toxic Avenger!

A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong as Melvin is cast through a third story window and into a vat of hazardous toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the Toxic Avenger, doer of good and brutal mauler of evil! The rest, as they say, is history.

The excitement is non-stop as the hero sets out to single-handedly wipe out the forces of evil that torment the people of Tromaville. THE TOXIC AVENGER is non-stop entertainment that will leave the viewers glowing from the fun.

Extras:

· All Region Codes

· Audio Commentary with co-director Lloyd Kaufman

· 15th Anniversary Introduction by Lloyd Kaufman

· 30th Anniversary Introduction by Lloyd Kaufman

· The Radiation March

· Intro from Toxic Crusaders cartoon

· Toxie - 15 Years Later

· Tromaville Café - The Death of Toxie

· Troma Studio Building Tour

· Mopboy Secrets with commentary by Mark Torgl

· Why is Lloyd Kaufman living in a refrigerator box?

· Public Service Announcement

· Aroma Du Troma

· Toxic Slide Show

· Theatrical Trailer

· Bonus trailers: Bloodsucking Freaks, The Toxic Avenger 2, The Toxic Avenger 3, Citizen Toxie

· Reversible Sleeve

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The foundation stone of the Troma label's trash-movie empire, The Toxic Avenger introduces the character of nerdy janitor Melvin, who suffers heaps of abuse from local bad-guys and is stuffed into a vat of toxic waste while dressed in a ballerina outfit. He emerges mutated into a Swamp Thing/Hulk-style monster hero who romps around the blighted township of Tromaville, New Jersey, offing the grotesque villains in nastily gruesome ways and mooning over his blind true love. The Troma style is unique, and perhaps predates the anything-gross-for-a-laugh approach of the Farrelly Brothers by a good 10 years, but it sometimes wavers between the good-natured gags and genuinely unpleasant plot images that somewhat spoil the tone. Entry-level filmmaking, but with surprisingly professional head-squashing effects and a degree of enthusiasm that breaks down most resistance. Several sequels have ensued, including The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie. -- Kim Newman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
My Toxic Avenger Blu Ray arrived today, and Im just finished watching it. I can confirm it is still the absolute perfect Friday night film!
It is uncut (first time it has been in the UK since VHS) and is is widescreen.
The transfer is miraculous, honestly I can't believe how much of an upgrade this is from the Region1 DVD.
Theres next to no grain, day time scenes are at times razor sharp, and the colours are vivid. God damn I love Blu Ray (when done right)
There are no other languages other than English, and there are no subtitles.
Also included is the 92 minute Japanese cut (full-frame, awful picture quality) and an audio commentary by Lloyd Kaufman which I have yet to listen to, but its almost certain to be fun.
The bonus features appear plentiful, but theres nothing informative. Just a few short features (such as Toxie at home, Lloyd living on the streets, a tour of Troma HQ)
What I did really like though was 'Mopboy Secrets with commentary by Mark Torgl' a few minute compilation of Melvyns scenes with Mark giving some quite good insight.

The Blu Ray comes in a really unique green Amaray case, and has reversible cover art, its nice, but I'll be sticking with the classic poster I think.

I have noticed though, since pre-orders where put up on amazon, the inclusion of the DVD in this set has been dropped. Kind of a pity as I do miss those Double Play sets.

Overall -
Toxic Avenger fan? Please feel safe in buying this, it is AMAZING to see classics like this get treated so well and its a huge improvement on every previous release I have ever owned.

Not a Toxic Avenger fan? You just haven't experienced it yet!
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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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Format: Blu-ray
This of course is Troma's baby, the Toxic Avenger is probably one of the most important movies of the early 80's and now a massive cult classic movie, the story is basically a nerd who gets picked on gets dumped into toxic waste and mutates into a superhuman monster who becomes a hero for cleaning the town of its scum and crime, its hard to accept as a straight up horror it breaks the rules a bit and has a very dark comedy edge to it with sets it apart from most films and gives it its originality, the movie has some great bloody gore kills all uncut here, and of course plenty of nudity, the cast is great and funny, the soundtrack is great too, the movie still holds up after all these years, 88 films has done a top notch job of the release, this is a cult classic and must be seen, worth every penny!

You get a cool toxic green Blu-ray case with reversible art.
There is a million awesome special features to watch.
Picture looks better than ever.
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This movie defines 80's horror/comedy. The instant I put this in my player memories came flooding back. I am glad to see Toxie getting some Blu-Ray love. WARNING: If you are squeemish or easily offended then this is not for you.
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Format: Blu-ray
The Good - nice UNCUT transfer of the film plus longer Japanese cut of the film
The Bad - The new TROMA release features both DVD and blu ray plus cast commentaries - this edition doesn't. Also absent is the 'out-take' footage promised by Lloyd on the commentary track and intro (previously available on the TROMA 15th anniversary UNCUT DVD).
The Ugly - Toxie.
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Format: DVD
Absolutely bonkers stuff from Troma, and by far their best ever film offering. Toxie has kept the company in business and they even use the monster as an official logo of the company- to think it all happened 30 years ago.

The film follows an incredibly over the top wimpish janitor at the local swimming pool and gymnasim. He is constantly picked on by the obnoxious kid killing gang. After a freak accident where he lands head first in toxic waste- he becomes THE TOXIC AVENGER. Ready to rid the streets of every bad person in Tromaville aka New York.

The movie is very gory, very over the top and completely and utterly non PC. It is ready to make a laugh out of anything and everything, the unihabitated will be offended by the end of credits roll, that is a guarantee.

But despite having kids' face crushed in, multiple killings, and a dog death there is something weird about the film that keeps you coming back for more. That's down to Troma not taking anything within the film at all seriously, it's B movie heaven, that's for sure. The film in effect becomes a sketch by sketch scene of what Toxie can get up to next, but at a short running time, under 80 mins it all comes together.

And this may be cheap filmmaking of the highest order, but kudos to the lengthy car scene towards the end of the movie- well shot on a small budget. Finally do yourself a favour and only get the uncut movie.
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