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Street Trash (1987)

Mike Lackey , Bill Chepil , J. Michael Muro  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Mike Lackey, Bill Chepil, Vic Noto, Mark Sferrazza, Jane Arakawa
  • Directors: J. Michael Muro
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Synapse Films
  • DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AA4FAG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,398 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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STREET TRASH This is THE Cult horror film of the 1980's. It has a HUGE fan base.....everyone knows Street Trash. Of all the horror films of the 1980's this is the film that fans have been waiting's finally here for a DVD Premiere.

Never Before Released on Video is this TOTALLY Uncut Version, Previous US Versions were all censored.

Directed by Jim Muro, who went on to be the worlds's leading SteadiCam operator on such films as Terminator 2, Judgement Day, Titantic, True Lies, Dances with Wolves and The Fast and the Furious.

Stars: James Lorinz (Robocop 3, Frankenhooker, King Of New York)


"Eraserhead meets Night Of The Living Dead meets Texas Chaisaw Massacre". -- Tony Vance :Radio 1 England

"Loathsome, foul and degrading, Street Trash is a real treat for anyone who thinks the're seen it all. -- George A. Romero :Director of

"Street Trash deliberately goes where no movie has ever gone before." -- Tom Savini :SPFX Artist

"Street Trash rules on all the right levels. It's funny and gross and mortifying and frightening, and loaded with talent" -- Jonathan Demme: Director of

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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exploitation Hits Skid Row...and It's a Hoot! October 29, 2005
The ultra-low-budget exploitation flick STREET TRASH (1987) certainly lives up to its name in more ways than one. Not only is it rather trashy when it comes to generally poor or histrionic acting, bawdy humor, gore, and several lingering flashes of T&A, but it is also one of the few films set in New York City's skid row that was actually filmed almost entirely in authentic skid-row venues.

The centerpiece of the paper-thin plot is a case of decades-old hooch called Tenafly Viper, discovered in the miasmic basement of a skid-row liquor store by the store's proprietor. The unscrupulous vendor decides to exploit his seemingly serendipitous find and pad his pocket by selling the stuff to local winos for a buck per bottle. But unbeknownst to him and his unwary customers, the stuff has gone sour and has transmuted into a volatile toxin that literally melts those who consume it into a pile of day-glo goo.

Though STREET TRASH is blatantly and disgustingly lowbrow, it is nonetheless wildly entertaining and, from a technical standpoint, very well made. The make-up FX are skillfully and artistically executed, and never have latex appliances looked so simultaneously gross and hilarious. The action does lag in a few spots, but most of the time there is a constant flow of either gore, skin, or bawdy gags. Also, in contrast to many near-zero-budget exploitation films, the cinematography is fabulous--director Jim Muro shot the entire film using a rented steadicam, and he was so skilled at it that he went on to become one of Hollywood's greatest steadicam operators, working on such films as TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991), TITANIC (1997), AND RED DRAGON (2002)--and the editing is near perfect, making STREET TRASH look like a more mainstream, bigger-budget film.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best cult gore DVD release of the year August 24, 2005
No offense, but if you are a horror fan your DVD collection in incomplete without this film. You want Gore? Street trash has it. You want cheese? Street Trash has that too. This ultra-low budget film is limited only by the acting, but oh well man...small price to pay for this bloodbath. Hope the x-tras are worth it, but even so this lil' forgotten gem is getting the uncut treatment it has deserved. Plus the whole "Penis Football" scene mentioned makes it worth the price. Plus, if you get the DVD it comes with two free Tenafly Viper stickers based on the vicious liquor that melts everyone in the movie! Too cool! They are in the shape of liquor bottle stickers so you can put them on one after you drink it all while watching this movie. Instant movie memorabilia! Not going to give away the "juicy" details...sorry. Buy it on a whim...its a winner. Gore fans rejoice. Nuff said.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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"Street trash makes Herschell Gordon Lewis look like Mary Poppins," - Wes Craven

"Loathsome, foul and degrading, Street Trash is a real treat for anyone who thinks they've seen it all." - George Romero

"Yeah, that's the bits I like." - Den Dennis (The Comic Strip Presents...More Bad News - 1988)

Produced and written by Roy Frumkes (The Substitute), and directed by J. Michael Muro, who since done stedicam work on such films as Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994), L.A. Confidential (1997), and Titanic (1997) to name a few, Street Trash (1987) features Mike Lackey, Marc Sferrazza, Jane Arakawa, Bill Chepil, Pat Ryan (The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High), Vic Noto (Innocent Blood), and Tony Darrow (Goodfellas, Analyze This, "The Sopranos").

The story basically involves the activities of two inner city homeless brothers named Freddy (Lackey) and Kevin (Sferrazza), who live in an auto scrap yard occupying a dwelling consisting of old tires. Thrown into the mix early on is the appearance of some funky looking booze called Tenafly Viper, which was found in the cellar of a liquor store by the store's proprietor. Subsequently he decides to pawn it off on his clientele, most all of whom are shiftless, degenerate dirtbags, for a buck a bottle (needless to say they snap it up). Turns out the stuff is rotgut, literally (unbeknownst to the liquor store owner), so much so it causes the individual ingesting the crud to melt from the inside out. Along with the exploding bums Freddy and Kevin also have to contend with Bronson (Noto), a large, sadistic, psychotic Vietnam veteran who rules the scrap yard with an iron fist and a dagger made of from a human femur bone (think a low grade Colonel Kurtz from Apocalypse Now).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HOW DID THIS MOVIE GET PAST TROMA??? July 19, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
From beginning to end this movie had Troma written all over it- the melting, the bad acting, the music, the penis football game; it was perfect! I have seen alot of crazy movies in my time but this was highly original and well worth the watch. It starts out with a good foot chase scene and then gets to the first melt victim, the following half hour or so was a little slow but the last half hour more than made up for ANY shortcomings. I found myself at the end wishing for just one more melt scene and when it didn't happen I just watched the movie again ( I'm a glutton for punishment!). The last song was horribly done by the lone mobster in the movie, but was a great finishing touch to this cult classic. I LOVED IT !!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars If I had a time machine, I'd go back ...
If I had a time machine,I'd go back to the sleazy grindhouse era of NYC. Unfortunately,I don't have a time machine but I do have a copy of Street Trash.
Published 1 month ago by thatdudescott
5.0 out of 5 stars Sick, twisted, disgusting and totally insane! Gotta love it!
A New York liquor store owner finds an old, old case of cheap wine called Viper while cleaning out the cellar stock room and decides to sell them for $1 a bottle. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Street Trash Is Awesome
This movie is a story about hope and class struggle in the 21st century. In this film we also see the abandonment of our american vets by the gov.
Published 4 months ago by Joseph Ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun-Fun-Fun-and more Fun!!!
I discovered this gem at a Blockbuster Video around 1993 in Florida.Since I only checked the horror section and have seen most,I grabbed this one. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Schizo Kris
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome.
This movie is perfect. If you haven't seen it than I suggest you order it. Worth every penny I paid.
Published 7 months ago by william lear
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Film, Superb Video Quality
My friend and I love old horror and sci fi films ect... We are always trying to buy each other the next greatest thing and this was it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jonathan Dale
5.0 out of 5 stars I am glad their is not smell a vision
This has very funny dark humor. Their is a rape scene which leads to more bad humor. Its a horrible bad movie. making you wish for more.
Published 7 months ago by the 64/28Sept20Feb27
5.0 out of 5 stars Sooooo freaking awesome!
Just got this in the mail today! So excited to have such a rad film in my collection! Thank you.
Published 8 months ago by Delilah
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Flick
This is a great cult film. The Blu-ray looks awesome. We loved all the special features. Lots of behind the scenes info and interviews!
Published 9 months ago by Brooke Bumgardner
3.0 out of 5 stars A good movie to watch with friends and drinks
It's an ok movie. I wish the scenes from the credits were cut out, it was stupid. Sort of embarrassing. The entire movie was weird. No plot, but it had wonderful death scenes. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Daniel
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