Citizen Toxie - The Toxic Avenger IV (Collector's Edition)
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|Format||Collector's Edition, NTSC|
|Contributor||David Mattey, Heidi Sjursen, Clyde Lewis|
|Runtime||1 hour and 48 minutes|
Citizen Toxie is Troma's most ambitious and successful movie. When the notorious Diaper Mafia take hostage the Tromaville School for the Very Special, only the Toxic Avenger and his morbidly obese sidekick Lardass can save Tromaville. However, a horrific explosion creates a dimensional portal between Tromaville and it's dimensional mirror image, Amortville. While the Toxic Avenger (Toxie) is trapped in Amortville, Tromaville comes under the control of Toxie's evil doppelganger, the Noxious Offender (Noxie). Will Toxie return to Tromaville in time to stop Noxie's rampage or is he doomed to remain a second-class citizen in Amortville forever? How did Toxie's wife Sarah become pregnant with two babies from two different fathers? Will Tito, the Retarded Rebel, ever get over his teen angst and become a productive member of society? Citizen Toxie features the most formidable line-up of superheroes ever assembled, including Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD, Mad Cowboy, Dolphin Man, Master Bator and The Vibrator. Auteur director Kaufman has also assembled a cast that reads like a veritable reunion of Troma superstars, including Ron Jeremy, Lemmy, Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, James Gunn, Kinky Finklestein and many others. Hilarious and shocking; erotic and surprising. Citizen Toxie is full of unforgettable special effects - everyone is calling it a Tromasterpiece.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 2.72 Ounces
- Media Format : Collector's Edition, NTSC
- Run time : 1 hour and 48 minutes
- Release date : October 26, 2004
- Actors : David Mattey, Clyde Lewis, Heidi Sjursen
- Studio : TROMA ENTERTAINMENT INC.
- ASIN : B00062IX2Y
- Country of Origin : USA
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #43,790 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
- #5,551 in Comedy (Movies & TV)
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CITIZEN TOXIE: THE TOXIC AVENGER IV is his latest and even better than even those brilliant masterpieces as TROMEO AND JULIET and TERROR FIRMER. I am not going to give away anything of the story, too much is happening in any case to even begin to tell you about in a few lines, but it is SO wonderful you just have to see it for yourself. Dave Mattey is ondoubtly the best Toxie of all four films, Heidi Sjursen his best (in this case) Sarah, and even though the budget of the film is not much more than that of the first one, made almost twenty years ago the production value of this one is unbelievable! This exact same film made by one of the Official Indepentents (Miramax, how independent can one be?) would have cost at least ten times this amount. And then - they would never have the guts and the intelligence to come up with this totally awesome film in which more aspects of our messed-up world are tackled that they could cram in their entire catalogue.
Apart from a film you can't afford to miss, this 2-disc-DVD-set (and look at the rediculously low price!) provides you with SO much more. There are no less than three full-length audio-commentaries. One by director Lloyd Kaufman, and his commentaries are always at least as entertaining and insightful as the feature itself. This particular one even includes a soundsample of Troma co-founder Michael Herz!! The second one is a wonderfully compiled track with contributions by the most important stars of the film, including Troma Action Hero Joe Fleishaker, star of many of Kaufman's past movies.
Another track is by the editors of the film and provides even more info on how such a brilliant film could be made under conditions that are difficult to say the least. At any rate - much more is there, such as loads of deleted scenes (with or without commentary), talks with the cast and crew, footage of CITIZEN TOXIE-premieres around the world, tons of hidden easter-eggs and much, much more. Apart from all this there even is a complete second feature: the 135 minute behind-the-scenes documentary APOCALYSPE SOON, which also comes complete with it's own deleted scenes! This is NOT the usual "he is wonderful, he is great, he is the best" docu - as the audiocommentaries do it provides a no holds barred look inside the hard-working-low-paying world of independent cinema. These people are HONEST, and where do you get that on your DVD-extra's??
There is no doubt this is the very best DVD-presentation of a movie ever - over six hours of Tromatic entertainment, and I'm not even counting the multiple viewings of the film itself with the various audio-tracks! Count those and you need a week to take in all information this instant interactive encyclopeadia provides.
If you haven't seen the other installements of THE TOXIC AVENGER, not to worry as everything you need to know is worked into the movie, without it being boring for those who are familiar.
Don't rent this one, don't watch your friend's copy but support independent cinema and buy our own copy. You never received so much value for your bucks!! (Except maybe when you bought Lloyd Kaufman's latest book MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN MOVIE).
There's tonnes of nekkid girls (a few guys as well), action, cheesy Troma gore and some of the most twisted humour ever! I mean who else but Troma has the guts to make jokes about, hate crimes, penil implants, abortions and the metally challenged? I think that plenty of people would feel it's their duty to critisize such un PC humour, but really the true racism satired in this film are shown as events happening in the 'evil' dimention thus rightfully protrayed as dispicable yet how many Hollywood film makers even acknowledge that these exact evils happen in the real world? Most people would agree that making fun of the handicapped is not cool, but hey the mentally challenged characters Tito and Sweetie develop true personalities in Citizen Toxie and really aren't the tear jerking Hollywood flicks like 'I am Sam' that use handicapped people to make their films sappy and sentimantal exploiting them just as much as films that laugh at them?
Citizen Toxie has the kind of no holds barred creativity only a low budget independant film can capture. If you love Troma you will already have this 2 disc set, if you don't like Troma steer clear of this film as it embodies everything Troma represents.
As usual there are a tonne of extras on the disc. Troma certainly know how to make great DVD sets, how many big studio DVD's do you get which think that 'interactive menus' and 'chapter selection' are special features? Apocalypse Soon the making of documentry is awesome. Any big budget film 'making of' consists of a glossy set of interviews in which one dimentional actors like Julia Roberts go into the dynamics of their character acting and feature a director explaining his artistic vision for the remake of a foriegn film, but Apocalypse Soon features totally raw on set footage of the film crew. All the problems like lacklusture stunts, late actors, script revisions ect are all shown in on the spot unedited footage. LLoyd isn't painted as a character who is beloved by all crew and actors but shown reacting honestly to the day to day struggles on set.
This double DVD is amazing, very cool film, great extras, some interesting easter eggs and is worth every penny.
You know, I'm getting tired of doing Troma all these favors. I buy all their movies, I watch them, I talk about them to my friends, I wear the T-shirts. But all I'm really doing is kidding myself, and biding my time until the real Troma stands up again. Because as perversely entertaining as Citizen Toxie is, it's not the real Troma. The Troma I know and love has heart, and I'm sorry to say Lloyd seems to have reached into the bowels of Toxie himself and plucked his poor, black little heart out.
Maybe Kaufman is afraid of being "good." His defensive-bordering-on-paranoid rants against mainstream entertainment like Spielberg certainly suggest that he's intentionally shunning competence. Look no further than his last two flicks - they're both self-referential, self-conscious post-modern satires. Fine, but ANYONE can do that! There's no heart, and that's a huge letdown, following the masterful "Tromeo & Juliet," which was pure heart (and it was just as silly and campy as all the others, and it had a better lesbian scene too).
But maybe that movie was a fluke. Maybe all Troma wants to do is stink up the joint in a good way, like a big plate of onion rings on a caviar-and-lobster buffet table. In which case Citizen Toxie fits in nicely. It's fun, funny, entertaining, a good time. So are the extras, even if the documentary is a little dull. But look at the actors in Citizen Toxie! They're GOOD! They know what they're doing! Give them a chance, man. Mix up the letters of "Troma" and switch that T for an E and you get "Amore"...let's get the Amore back in Troma, shall we?
So on the whole, Citizen Toxie has a good beat and you can dance to it. 4 stars. Peace out.
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Citizen Toxie is the most crazy and random film i have ever seen, probably thats why i love this movie soooo much. It was made in 2000 and was directed by Lloyd Kaufman, who made the previous Toxic Avenger movies as well as many more random movies through troma inc. The story consists of the mighty Toxic Avenger (Clyde Lewis) and two teenagers that accidently get pulled into a parallel universe due to his sidekick Chester/lardass (Joe Fleishaker) by smothering peanut butter over dynamite that is about to explode and eats it !!!!!
Toxie enters the new universe and gets replaced by evil toxie, as a result of this life in the original universe is made a living hell. Therefore the mayor of tromorville provides an elite set of failed superheros to take out evil toxie, these include, sgt.Kabukiman NYPD (Paul Kymerse), Dolpin man, The Vibrator, Master-Bater, and Mad cowboy. Meanwhile good toxie is searching around the new universe trying to find a way back to the universe he came from.
This film has a very weired storyline but it works, and for people who like random films and endless gore this is deffo the film for you!
Gut, die Cover sind quasi bis auf den Hinweis auf die Unrated Version identisch, an der EAN Nummer wäre es aber für den Anbieter, Rarewaves USA, trotzdem nachvollziehbar gewesen.
Sollten wir dann auf eigene Kosten zurückschicken was ich persönlich nicht eingesehen habe bei einem 6 € Film nochmal 2 € für Rücksendeporto zu bezahlen obwohl man selber nichts falsch gemacht hat. Wenn ich ne Hose bestelle und mir passt die nicht, ok, ist ja dann auch irgendwie mein Problem, aber hier lag es ja ausschließlich am Versender. Versandzeit aus den USA war angemessen.
Wir behalten sie jetzt, ich habe auch keine Lust jetzt in der Coronapandemie nach der Arbeit noch zur Post fahren zu müssen, Parkplatz suchen, dann da in der Schlange zu stehen, das ist mir die 5 $ einfach nicht wert.
I say that in a good way of course, a Tromatic way! Containing everything Troma has ever stood for... blood, nudity, gore, more nudity and jokes about every taboo subjects there are! Mentally challenged persons, blacks, jews, superheroes, fat people, geeks, terrorists, christians, politic figures, TV, news, gays, lesbians, blinds, old people, dolphins and hermaphrodites all go through the Troma grinder. Lloyd Kaufman is the man when it comes to shocking people while making them cry with laughter. The movie has cameos from the likes of Lemmy from Motorhead, Troma alumni, Ron Jeremy, Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD, Uncle Lloydie himself and even the infamous Joe Fleishaker in some of the most disgusting scenes ever filmed!
Don't worry, you will be shocked!
The DVD is packed the Troma way with a 2 discs edition packed with extras features, like a 95 minutes documentary showing how it is not always fun making a Troma movie, when your directors doesn't have a penny to waste and is blacklisted practically everywhere in the US. You also have interviews with the cast and crew, audition tapes, more nudity, Tromatic trailers and an original intro by the excentric Hollywood hater Lloyd himself.
Don't miss this Troma masterpiece of independant art made by the people... for the people! Troma might be blacklisted in every mainstream medias but it still has leagues of millions of fans all over the world enjoying what you can do when you are truly independant! Don't give up the fight Troma!