Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (Special Collector's Edition)
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Finally: The guy in the Arab outfit in the final scene was me. I wonder why my career didn't take off after that? Oh, well.
I am mainly writing this as a warning about the "Director's Cut" version of the film that Disney released. Viewers should be warned, this is not good! It's true that a cut scene or two is added back in...but the payoff isn't worth the price. The movie is interrupted several times for comments from the director!!!!! And they cut out the Advertising song!!!!! ("They sell, they buy, and only I know why!") Try to find a full copy, the restored scene is feeble, and isn't worth the interruptions and loss of the terrible, terrible song.
Somehow the over the top kitsch makes this movie a classic. You have to laugh. And watch it again and laugh some more. And watch it again making up drinking games as you go. No wonder it's become a cult classic.
Not a classic quality movie, but a prime example of excellence in the B-cult genre.
You'll never look the same way at a fruit again. No wonder it had so many movie AND cartoon spin offs. Great theme song!
For those trying to decide between the two editions, the "25th Anniversary" edition contains no extras, except for the trailer. I'm glad I went for the the "Special colletor's edition," because it's full of lots of good things:
-A duplicate of the original movie poster, 15" by 21"
-Commentary on the movie (with John DeBello, Steve Peace, and Costa Dillon)
-The original 8mm AotKT film (with commentary)
-The 8mm film that inspired the AotKT film
-Sing-Alongs for all of the songs in the movie
-Deleted scenes (with commentary)
-Interviews with the cast and crew, exploring the legacy behind the movies
-"Where are they now?" featurette
-Tomato trivia, information on props and production design
Altogether, it's a pretty nice package that fits onto one disc. I wasn't expecting the poster to be included, which I thought was a really nice touch, and even had it framed. I'd highly recommend this for any AotKT fan.
I'll be the first to admit that really bad movies can be really entertaining. That's why some of Ed Wood's movies are so much fun. ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES has long had such a reputation. I decided to give it a try. It was not worth the time or the effort.
Imagine that in a USDA experiment gone wrong, a group of mutant, killer tomatoes gets loose and attempts to wipe out humanity. All of the government's resources are put towards fighting the vicious berries. They are all doomed to failure and it looks like humanity's days are numbered. Finally, in a move that foreshadows MARS ATTACKS by 2 decades, humanity gets the upper hand and defeats the rampaging produce. Along the way, there are problems with politicians, bureaucrats, soldiers, spies and reporters. The idea is silly. I knew that going in.
There are gags in this movie that are funny. There are a few more that are very dated but can be funny if your memory goes back far enough. Mostly, though, it is just too much and goes on for too long at too great an expense of time and money. Others may like it but it paled for me after about 15 minutes. The musical numbers are a complete write off as well.
You have to really like extreme silliness to get much out of this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One has to re-watch this movie from time to time just to adsorb the stupidity! Yes it's that funny! Tomatoes Still Humor Me. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rainey Dawn
I bought this movie as a gift for my oldest son. His soccer team in grade school (late 70's) was "Killer Tomatoes. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Donna Dove
A classic....one of the silliest horror movies ever......I love it!!Published 11 months ago by Kalala
Have loved this movies for years. I used to have it on VHS but needed to update. The quality of the CD and its case was excellent. Read morePublished 13 months ago by P. Kingsbury
Silly campy movie made in my home town in California for very little money. Great theme song. Amusing moments, no particular plot. Bzzzzz-Bzzzz-da-Bzzzz. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mark
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