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Troma's War (The Unrated Director's Cut) (The Tromasterpiece Collection) (1988)

Carolyn Beauchamp , Sean Bowen , Lloyd Kaufman  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Carolyn Beauchamp, Sean Bowen, Rick Collins, Jessica Dublin, Ara Romanoff
  • Directors: Lloyd Kaufman
  • Producers: Michael Herz
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Collector's Edition, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Troma Retro
  • DVD Release Date: January 26, 2010
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002TLRGB4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,094 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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En route to a vacation in the tropics, a plane full of American tourists crash-lands on a remote Caribbean island that is home to a ruthless terrorist group. The survivors are hunted, captured, brutalized, and pushed to the limits of human endurance until they fight back and declare WAR!

Originally released during the 1980's, a decade of American cold war yuppie machismo, Troma's War is Troma's answer to Reagan and Rambo.


Makes RAMBO III look like Lassie Come Home! --Variety

A MILESTONE MOVIE... In the grand tradition of DIRTY DOZEN. --The Hollywood Reporter

One of the highest body counts of all time! --The Unknown Movies

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review: Troma's War July 27, 2000
Troma, best known at the time, (and pretty much still,) for "The Toxic Avenger," put this truly demented military-action epic together in the late 1980s. It was originally only available in a massively butchered, (thanks, MPAA,) R-rated version and did very poorly, but now it's finally available uncut on VHS and DVD.. and your action-movie education isn't complete until you've seen this film. The plot involves the racially/socially mixed survivors of a terrible plane crash, (a black priest, a blind girl, a Nam vet, a fat guy, a rock band, etc. to name a few) discovering that the island they have "landed" on is populated by a terrorist army planning a secret invasion of the U.S. Great setup for even a traditional action movie, but "Troma's War" goes off in a direction best described as "G.I. Joe on amphetamines," with bloodier-than-Rambo battles, a pig-nosed villian, martial arts, human-ear necklaces, facially-conjoined twins, tongue-removal-torture and an ASTONISHINGLY offensive henchman named Senor Sida, who's "special power" is something I probably can't discuss on a family webpage. ANY sensibilities you may have, this movie will offend... and it's probably the most constantly violent movie in even the Troma library, so it makes one GREAT party tape. Stick around after the credits.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Troma Does a War Flick September 19, 2003
Why I continue to plod my way through Troma's catalog of schlock movies is a question not easily answered. "The Toxic Avenger" holds a special place in my heart because that movie was my first real gore film experience. Since then, I have seen many more films from Lloyd Kaufman's warped studio, and none of them ever really matches that first Toxic Avenger picture. If you are not familiar with Troma, they are a movie production company dedicated to releasing the worst trash films in cinematic history. The people at Troma actually revel in their reputation for bad taste through massive self-promotion in all forms of media. "Troma's War" shares attributes with nearly every other Troma film I have seen: atrocious and hammy acting, cheesy but gruesome effects, lame musical scores, pedestrian pacing, and tasteless humor.
The impetus for "Troma's War" is a plane full of civilians crash landing on a seemingly deserted island. Not many passengers survive, but those who do constitute a broad cross section of American society. You have a Catholic priest (who is a great singer!), a trio of rock and roll wannabes, a slimy businessman, a blind girl, the requisite hunky guy and gal, a Vietnam vet (who really gets into the war: he wears a necklace made out of human ears and has the best death scene in the movie), a British guy with a blowgun and poison darts, a few old folks, and a woman with a baby. The surviving passengers spend the first scenes of the movie just trying to figure out what happened and to map a plan of action. When hunky guy Taylor decides to explore the island, he discovers a roving band of soldiers armed with assault weapons slogging through the forest.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best war movie ever March 26, 2002
troma's war was a [kicking] had the usual humor that you would expect from a troma movie,but it also had some serious parts and good war/shooting scenes.this is probably one of my favorite troma movies and i dont really like war movies,but this one was an exception.This movie has a lot of extra features like every troma dvd so overall it is a very solid disc.Don't bother renting it,just go out and buy the best ... war movie ever
Rated R for strong violence/gore,language,and nudity
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TROMA'S WAR June 27, 2001
TROMA'S WAR is a classic twisted action film from Troma Films. The film is about a plane that crashes on a deserted island, and the survivors from the plane crash accidentally stumble onto the secret hideout of terrorists that are planning a secret invasion of the United States. Now the survivors must band together not just to save themselves but to save the free world. This film has all the complimentary violence, action, nudity, and sick humor that you would come to expect from any Troma film!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Revolutionary propaganda never smelled so good! June 19, 2003
This film turns the tables on the Bush/Reagan-approved "military chic" of the eighties, taking the Ubermerikkkan propaganda that was GI JOE and Rambos II and III and turning it around into a call to arms for the common man against the elites that opress us. As "out-there" as the bad guys (and good guys) seem in this film, you must keep in mind that they are all charicatures to show us how wall street will stab you in the back to protect his neck and pocketbook, how the church has had its tongue ripped out by the powers that be (though it sings on through the blood), and how the true American spirit (not to mention our children's free will) can only be saved when we seperate Military and Monetary powers. Even through the (once-again) EXTREMELY GI JOE-esque visuals, storytelling and soundtrack, this film uses powerful symbolism in the manner of Dali's "Le Sangre D'un Poete" and Orwell's "Animal Farm" to push us over the edge and into seeing what our (barely) free minds are up against. All great art is shocking at the time of release, dated as expired within three weeks, and (seeing how everything in this film is coming true) we will all be studying Troma's War in art school in fifty years tops! If you don't believe that, then you probably think our president was elected legally. Welcome to the Infiltration, I hope you brought a condom!

Steer clear of the R-rated version, as it has had not only its tongue, but also it's heart severed by the MPAA. Not a film for normal Tromites just looking for cheap thrills - THIS IS A THINK PIECE!*
* brains not included.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars bad even for a Troma production
People watch Troma productions, expecting bad taste, cheesy gross-outs and BAD jokes. Troma never made a "good movie", but their better works (such as Citizen Toxie) are... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Douglas Millhoff
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This movie is classic, and this new DVD is great.

If you're a Troma fan, you'll love this film and DVD.
Published 10 months ago by Reed L
4.0 out of 5 stars AIRBORNE!!!!
One of Tromas Best Movies Besides The Epic Toxic Avenger. The Best Part of The Movie besides the Blood and Guts Was The Guy Who Was AIRBORNE! Read more
Published on June 4, 2012 by Rick Charter
5.0 out of 5 stars More Action Than All Four Rambo Films
Troma's War is a different kind of Troma movie. Sure, it's violent, dumb (in a good way), and has some good t & a. Read more
Published on August 18, 2009 by Ben Wasden
4.0 out of 5 stars Troma's conspiracy theory
TROMA'S WAR, director's cut (1988)
directed by Lloyd Kaufman & Michael Herz
approximately 1 hour 45 minutes

Anybody who has ever watched a Troma movie has... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Troma's long lost masterpiece.
Finally, on DVD, represented in the brilliant director's cut version that no one should miss!! This is Troma's answer to the Rambo kind of films that were doing well all around. Read more
Published on December 25, 2007 by Ton
3.0 out of 5 stars Troma's War, Troma's Bore?
Having become a big fan of Troma over the years, starting off with seeing "Terror Firmer" in 1999, I had always been intrigued by "Tromas War" the lost master piece. Read more
Published on July 4, 2006 by J. W. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW
This movie was very different from other Troma movies. This is a full fledged war movie, It has excellent special effects and a good story. Read more
Published on May 26, 2006 by BUB13
5.0 out of 5 stars Troma's War
After a Tromatic plane crash on an island somewhere off the face of Cuba, a few spirited Tromaville Citizens are about to find out the harsh reality of guerilla warfare. Read more
Published on July 8, 2004 by Alex
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty boring for Troma
I still don't understand people liking this pretty dull movie. It made me angry the first, second, and last time I saw it. I kept trying to give it another chance. Read more
Published on March 30, 2002
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