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Killer Condom (1999)

Udo Samel , Peter Lohmeyer , Martin Walz  |  NR |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Udo Samel, Peter Lohmeyer, Iris Berben, Leonard Lansink, Marc Richter
  • Directors: Martin Walz
  • Writers: Martin Walz, Mario Kramp, Ralf König
  • Producers: Erwin C. Dietrich, Harald Reichebner, Michael Stricker, Ralph S. Dietrich
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dubbed, NTSC
  • Language: German (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Troma Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 14, 2000
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000K3TJ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,518 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Killer Condom" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Interviews with cast and crew
  • The proper steps at better condom fitting with Killer Condom Man
  • Troma Casual Sex Survival Kit
  • Interactive Tour of Troma Studios
  • Plus!: The all-new Troma Intelligence Test 2, with built-in rewards (sexy Troma film clips) and punishments (violent Troma film clips), The new Troma Digital comic book A Nymphoid Troma Intern in Hell's Kitchen, New Troma public service announcements (including multiple-angle footage), secret hidden easter eggs!

Editorial Reviews

If you can get past cheap special effects and New Yorkers suddenly spouting German, this bizarre black comedy horror spoof is an aggressively trashy hoot. There's a ravenous prophylactic taking a bite out of the Big Apple, and it's up to slovenly, tough-as-nails NYPD detective Udo Samel (resembling a skid row Bob Hoskins) to protect mankind from this sinister threat. Shot in bleeding, oversaturated color on the streets of New York City with an all-German cast, director Martin Walz fills his film with in-your-face sleaziness and references to everything from The Godfather to Psycho to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. The mad mix of clichés swirl detective films, monster movies, cop dramas, and mad-scientist conspiracies into a bizarre midnight movie genre soup. Samel's lecherous, well-endowed, hard-boiled detective wears his gay pride like a dare. His insatiable appetite for rent boys and young hunks may affront some viewers, but the chain-smoking tough guy in the rumpled trenchcoat makes a great, unapologetic icon for the '90s. The snaggle-toothed condoms, which look like a cross between Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors and a sock puppet with teeth, were created by Germany's bad boy of horror, Jorge Buttgereit (Nekromantic). --Sean Axmaker

Product Description

Something's invading New York. Something terrifying. Something you've never seen before! It’s the rubber that rubs you out! H.R. Giger renders an incredible universe for director Martin Walz' explosive action sequences in this big budget favorite with lavish production values and a wicked, visionary sense of humor. Safe sex just got a lot more dangerous in this outrageous horror/noir/comedy. A college professor, Mr. Smirnoff (Ralf Wolter) lures an attractive female student, who is willing to do just about anything to improve her grade, to New York's Hotel Quickie, where he avails himself of one of the free condoms provided by the management. However, the prophylactic in question has sprouted teeth and has a taste for blood, and before long, the prof is suddenly missing his member. Assigned to investigate this strange case is detective Luigi Mackeroni (Udo Samel), a detective with something hidden in his closet. When Luigi and a prostitute take a room at the Hotel Quickie for some fun and games, the detective himself is attacked by the carnivorous rubber. Now much better acquainted with his new nemesis, Luigi has to take his revenge on the killer condom, while trying to brush off the advances of burly transvestite Babette (Leonard Lansink). Killer Condom, based on a comic book by German cartoonist Ralf Koenig, features special effects by bad-boy german auteur Jorg Buttgereit (Nekromantic, Schramm) and this uncut DVD comes fully loaded with a director’s commentary, Tour of Troma Studios, special public service announcements and the Troma Intelligence Test II!

Customer Reviews

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kondom des Grauens April 10, 2001
This trashy masterpiece is based on a cartoon by the great German cartoonist Ralf König (he is still quite unknown outside his home country and especially in the US for some reason). Your typical hardboiled, cynical, chain-smoking trench-coat wearing Italian detective stalks the street of New York. Only this one is openly gay, and is famous for his enormous..."schwanstucker". At the Hotel Quickie in his district, an alarming number of men have lost theirs. Over-eager hookers are first suspected, but our hero soon discovers the truth when he goes to the hotel and almost loses his - to a condom with teeth! Who may be behind this fiendish creature, and how is detective Macaroni going to convince others of the existence of this killer contraceptive before it strikes again? Unlike most Troma films this film actually have a rather good and coherent (but extremely absurd) plot. It is a satirical comedy that is actually played straight for the most part. For being a European film it actually had quite a big budget. It is also interesting to notice that lots of famous German actors and celebrities clamoured to get roles in this film that would have made Hollywood stars run away in terror screaming "Career killer!!!". The bearish and openly gay actor Udo Samel who stars as detective Macaroni has previously played in famous German masterpieces such as Far Away So Close and Kasper Hauser. There is a tender (but funny) love story included too. There is no frontal nudity but there are some sex scenes that might offend. But if you are easily offended, why are you here?
The DVD version includes some nice animated menus, some Troma extras and a great comment track by the director and special effects supervisor.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This one bites... January 29, 2002
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This movie is one of the funniest I've seen. I loved how it pokes fun at those American tough-lonely-cop-in-the-big city tv shows. Now,eveytime I see the opening credits for NYPD Blue, I just couldn't help but laugh out loud. Many people had problems with the German script, but I thought it was one of its many appeals. I mean movies such as Chocolat and Enemy at the Gates are set in countries where english is not their native language and yet we didn't seem to mind about their "suspicious" english scripts.
The killer condom in the film is a metaphor for AIDS. Underneath the gore and campiness, there is a strong message in the film about tolerance and understanding. Detective Mackeroni's "uplifting" speech in the climatic scene sums it all up.
Overall, this movie is not for the faint hearted. But if the title "Killer Condom" struck you immediately then you will thoroughly enjoy this film like I did. A definite cult classic.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Condom Has To Do What A Condom Has To Do! October 13, 2006
It may seem inexplicable.....I never believed this day would come.....No one thought it was more improbable than myself......

What's happening here? Yes, I'm getting ready to recommend a movie entitled "Killer Condom." I have divergent taste in film. I love the classics, experimental art films, independent and foreign films--highbrow stuff. But I also have a twisted side, I love a good "bad" movie too. As an adventurer, thus, I have collected several Troma titles--The Tox Box, Terror Firmer, Tromeo & Juliet and Sgt. Kabukiman to name just a few of the more recognizable DVDs. These are all films that I would recommend, surprisingly enough (at least to a certain audience). But for every decent Troma title, there are dozens of barely watchable ones. I knew "Killer Condom" was destined to be a disaster.

That's when the strangest thing happened, I enjoyed this movie. It is a genuinely clever German import! The detective story is a solid parody of classic noir. An actual plot holds the picture together, the performers are appealing, and the cheesy double entendres will have you laughing--not groaning. Then, of course, you also have the dreaded killer condom--so diabolical, so ridiculous, so toothy. It's a dream monster, a wonderful creation! You will cheer for our hero as he attempts to avenge his lost testicle!

Anyway, seriously--if this sounds like your kind of movie, I think you'll be surprised at how cohesive and entertaining this film really is. If it sounds terrible to you, I'm guessing you're not going to like it---head directly over to your copy of "Fried Green Tomatoes" and enjoy. KGHarris, 10/06.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars (Almost) A Cult Classic April 26, 2004
What shocked me about Killer Condom was that it exceeded its low-budget expectations with a surprisingly intelligent and touching love story. So the effects weren't up to much? Pa! The central romance between hard-boiled detective Udo Samel and pretty-boy rent boy Marc Richter was genuinely affecting; the dialogue was spot-on and Martin Walz's direction (and Samel's performance in particular) were beautifully judged.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What the...? November 7, 2001
This movie has only one flaw...well, okay, more than one, especially if you're slightly unnerved by the title, but for those of us who have spent lots of time with Troma and know what we're in for, the only problem is the fact that you will hear "Killing Me Softly" by the Fugees (badly dubbed, to boot) over. And over. AND OVER.
Otherwise, it's lots of fun. It's always nice to see well-endowed bald gay Sicilian police detectives who speak nothing but German represented in the movies. In a lot of ways, and not just the rubber from hell, this movie is surreal; the fact that it's shot ON LOCATION in New York...with an all-German cast is just the START. Furthermore, it's obviously been written in Germany, because it feels a lot like a foreigner trying to be American in the script.
Still, the gags are immortal and some of the one-liners are hysterical ("It's...It's..." "It's exactly 30.6 centimeters long.") Pick up, especially if you love sick humor!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for H R Giger fans
H R Giger designed the monsters in this movie he also designed the alien and the alien in species if your a GIGER FAN then buy this movie, its one of those movies thats scary and... Read more
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Published 12 months ago by HAYWOOD DUGAN
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed.
Awful movie. It was not remotely funny and was actually pretty uncomfortable to watch. I was extremely disappointed with it as were my friends. Read more
Published 19 months ago by marblecheshire
5.0 out of 5 stars classic cult movie
I have always loved this TROMA movie, and when my old disc fell apart, I had to get a replacement. Thanks for still having it available.
Published on May 24, 2012 by Mark S. Koehler
2.0 out of 5 stars Killer Condom Blows!
First off, the lame subtiles will drive you crazy. If your into homosextual situations then this movie is for you. I know it's Troma, but come on this is lame. Read more
Published on February 1, 2007 by Bigtool4u
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical Demonic Prophylactic Anti-Religion Comedy Genre Film
I just don't know where to start in reviewing this movie. I bought it not as a fan of Troma, but because I like seeing movies with bizarre new monsters. Read more
Published on February 21, 2004 by Robert I. Hedges
3.0 out of 5 stars Warped even for Troma
Western civilization, during its long tenure, has produced some of the most memorable monuments in human history. Read more
Published on February 19, 2004 by Jeffrey Leach
3.0 out of 5 stars If Used Properly, Highly Effective Against Pregnancy
Martin Walz really dropped the ball on the movie Killer Condom. He's been active in the independant prophylactic comedy industry for several years, but Killer Condom: The Rubber... Read more
Published on May 1, 2002 by Mike Gallagher
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have For Any Troma Fan
This movie is not only hilarious but it is just the kind of sick humor that I can't get enough of. Movies just don't get any better than this! Read more
Published on February 9, 2002 by Kimberly Ripley
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent Troma film!
I heard about Killer Condom for a long time and planed on buying it untill lloyd kaufman (president of Troma studios) came to my town and the store he came to had tons of troma... Read more
Published on February 7, 2002 by "tromaman"
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