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.
There are three kinds of people in the world, those who know how to count, and those who don't.
Or is it two kinds, those who like Killer Tomato movies and those who don't? Let's go with that one. If you're the kind who does, you know who you are. If not, go back to chuckling at your romantic "comedy". The rest of you, pay attention. You know you need a copy of this gem. THIS is the copy you need.
In this lovely box you receive 1 Killer Tomato DVD packed with more extras than I ever expected, including commentaries, behind the scenes, two college films leading up to Tomatoes, including a surprisingly good early version, Where are they now featurette, sing a long, deleted scenes and even more. Also included is a CD soundtrack and mini poster. If you're buying used, I'd check with the seller to make sure those are included. The movie itself rates 4 stars, but the amount of features and the love for the product evident here easily pushes it up to 5. It ranks as my third favorite in the series, but don't get the idea that it's a lesser film for that, Returns and Eat France just strike me as slightly funnier. This movie was ahead of it's time, and suffers a little for having nothing else to draw inspiration from. Future films refined the comic timing, making for a better experience. But I do love the unpolished look of the movie, and the theme song is perhaps the catchiest out there. If you're a Tomato fan, this is the copy of the film you need.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this movie, it's definitely a cult classic but not worth the price everyone is over charging on here .. VUDU has this for $7. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeffrey Ingram
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 10 months ago by Rainey Dawn
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