The Toxic Avenger [Blu-ray + DVD Combo]
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Me, being a big fan of Troma, I did enjoy the movie, and I own the original DVD release. If you people are planning on upgrading to the 21st Anniversary Edition, you may be a little disappointed. I still give this movie a 5-star rating for the movie and for the original DVD release. But beware, as I say again, you may be disappointed with the new DVD release. I'd say only the elite die-hard fans will want the new version. I'm a die-hard fan but I'm perfectly happy with the original version. But the movie passes with flying colors. GO TOXIE!
In a town called Tromaville there is a gym where a little dweeb named Melvin works. He's a geek who gets on all the cool kids nerves. They plan a prank on him that ends seeing Melvin fall out of a window and land in a barrel of Toxic waste on the back of a truck parked outside. But instead of killing Melvin, it turns him into a hideously deformed creature of super human size and strength that develops Troma-zones that make Melvin fight crime when needed. Melvin helps the people of Tromaville and cleans up the town of its crime, while also getting revenge on the kids who caused him to become what he is.
TA is a dark comedy full of action, horror and comedy that will not be accepted by people who take things too seriously. It is an over the top, cult style film. It's a breath of fresh air to have a movie with actors who aren't trying to steal the spotlight, or use the film as a stepping-stone to further there acting credibility for future reference. This movie would never win any academy award. But that's what we love about because we hate the academy awards anyway. Toxie is just a great movie of the little guy that was always pushed around finds himself in a situation that leads to him finishing on top...and also some wacky, gross, disgusting, silly, over drawn, ridicules things along the way. It's a fun movie but not something to sit down with grandma to watch.
Finally I was able to sit down, kick back and relax and watch the Toxic Avenger clearly and as a bonus, uncut. I've had the first 3 Toxies on VHS for years, but the videos where bad quality, warn out and the image was always rolling and fading, the sound was dropping in and out...Read more ›
Melvin is a nerdy, wimpy janitor at the local Tromaville Healthclub. Unfortunately he draws the attention of a murderous group of thugs that workout at the club. Melvin finds himself the prime target of a prank by the gang, and ends up face down in a barrel full of toxic waste. Instead of dying, the toxic waste turns Melvin into The Toxic Avenger, a strong mutant with the ability to sniff out evil-doers.
Full of blood, boobs and laughs, "The Toxic Avenger" is tons of fun for those of us who enjoy these types of films.
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I wanted the original copy, but it was sold out and marked at $30-$40 so, I bought the director's cut worth $3. Well, when it came in I thought "this isn't correct. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great cult classic. Obscene, but funny for the right type of humor.Published 1 month ago by Eli Barsy
The Blu-ray in the Blu-ray + DVD combo is a BD-R but isn't identified as such on the product page.Published 1 month ago by Smiley