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Troma Triple B-Header: Blades/Blood Hook/Zombie Island Massacre

3.3 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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Cutting edge Technology from V-3 Media allows Troma to bring you the new and exciting release of the first DVD triple feature! That’s right! The Troma Triple B-Header packs three troma-riffic classics on one DVD for one amazingly low price…and what classics they are! Blades, Blood Hook and Zombie Island Massacre offer up the tromatic goodies for the first DVD release of its kind! First, in Blades, a golf course plagued by vicious mutilation murders sends caddyshivers up the spines of terrified golfers in this hilariously chilling Jaws on the fairway! Blood Hook, the second feature, offers humorous horror from the mind of Jim Mallon (Creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000) set during the "Muskie Madness" fishing tournament where somebody longs for something bigger on their hook than a trout. Last, but not least, Zombie Island Massacre features former Watergate congressional wife Rita Jenrette in a cult classic which features a nude shower scene in the first ten minutes! All this and three introductions from Troma President and creator of the Toxic Avenger, Lloyd Kaufman!

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"...the films are fun and the price is right..." -- -Ian Jane, DVDtalk.com

"Five Stars...true joy ...a trio of entertaining, low-budget films." -- -www.amazon.com

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Product Details

  • Actors: Rita Jenrette
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, 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:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Troma Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 27, 2004
  • Run Time: 274 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00013F312
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,980 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Troma Triple B-Header: Blades/Blood Hook/Zombie Island Massacre" on IMDb

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Format: DVD
This DVD includes three movie "pick-ups" from Troma, "Blood Hook", "Blades", and "Zombie Island Massacre". Alone, none of these films is among Troma's best, but now that they are all out on a single disc, with a brand new introduction by Lloyd Kaufman, the president of Troma Studios and the mother of the Toxic Avenger, the whole is much greater than the sum of the parts.
The first film in this non-trilogy is "Blades" (1989), a very entertaining and funny tale of a killer lawn mower (!) on a golf course. This I had never seen until getting this DVD, and I was quite surprised by how enjoyable it was. (I am not a fan of golf. Sorry.) This was made by and with many people who's names will be familiar to Troma fans, including John P. Finnegan, Peter Cosimano, Kara Callahan, and Alan Smithee. Directed by Thomas Rondinella.
"Blood Hook" (1986) is possibly the greatest movie about fishing, or more exactly a sociopathic killer who uses fishing equipment to kill his victims, ever made. This not enough to recommend it, but it is a very good movie, with many interesting characters and events. This movie does tend to get a bit silly at times, but is full of laughs. It stars Lisa Todd, Mark Jacobs, and Christopher Whiting. Directed by Jim Mallon.
The weakest of the three is "Zombie Island Massacre" (1983), a very tedious, boring, uninteresting, repetitive film that doesn't employ any actual zombies as actors. This is not much of a horror film, it's more of a mystery, and I do not like mystery movies. It involves a bunch of Americans running afoul of a group of "zombies" while vacationing in the islands. This motion picture is not all bad, though, as it does have some entertainingly gory deaths. It stars Rita Jenrette, Tom Cantrell, and Debbie Ewing. Directed by John T. Carter.
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By A Customer on January 8, 2001
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This Troma-distributed movie follows the adventures of a group of tourists who end up on a tropical island. Once there, they must confront a bunch of zombies who start killing them in various graphic ways. This 1983 film has most of the elements you would expect from a Troma release (in other words, nudity and gore), plus a neat surprise ending. It also stars ex-Playboy model Rita Jenrette as one of the tourists. If you can get past the bad acting, not-so-special effects and overall sillyness, you should give this classic B-movie a try (especially if you are a gore fan).
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Exploitation fodder with a deceptive title, "Zombie Island Massacre" (1984) only succeeds in killing your time. Bad acting galore but no Caribbean zombies — let alone massacre — in this dreary slasher flick. Not even recommended for Rita Jenrette fans (if any exist).
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This is not a zombie movie (warning: spoiler will follow). Even with its bad acting and horrible lighting (could be the tape) this is an at times enjoyable mystery which uses the zombie theme to throw the viewer off the track of what is really happening. A group of tourists take a visit to an island apparently in the Carribean (I know; not much more specific than saying an island surrounded by water) where they take a bus to an outdoor ritual apparently being performed to raise a zombie. A commotion occurs during the ritual sending the tourists hurrying back to the bus only to find the driver and the distributor cap missing. They decide to trek to a house one of the tourists recalls seeing on the way to the ritual to hopefully call for help. They are pursued by a creature dressed as a bush (no, I do not know what kind of bush). One by one the tourists are being offed mysteriously on the way to the house until only a handful of them make it to the house to hold up against whatever is pursuing them. As it turns out, one of them is carrying a payoff for a shipment of drugs and the pursuers are after the drug traffickers (just using the so-called zombie tactics for the element of fear). The first half hour of this film drags, however, after that it does maintain an element of suspense. It is not a particularly intelligent movie, but it may appeal to someone who would like a mystery with a supernatural backdrop.-Bob
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For starters any film featuring 'internationally acclaimed superstar' Rita Jenrette is a must see for every man, woman and beast. Add to this a title to rival 'Demented Death Farm Massacre', 'hedge' zombies, and a bus load of amateur actors (some seem animated in death even without the aid of zombification), and Troma have another glorious money spinner on their hands. As the cod-Vincent Price voice-over tells us in the trailer, we're in for a 'wonderful' holiday of "violence, terror, torture and death." Well, can you remember a holiday brochure that provides the customer with what it promises? All of it though, is shot through with such an endearing sense of fun that it will remain on your video shelf for many holidays to come. Many will criticise the film for its distinct lack of zoms- giraffe-necked Simon (from the Steven Spielberg school of minge)proclaimed, "It's just a man disguised in a bush!" upon watching it, refusing to wait for the denouement when the 'supernatural' element of the film is revealed; notably Jenrette's gravity-defying assets. The beauty of this film is in refusing to provide the audience with what they expect and instead presenting them with a post-Robert Sabbag mystery adventure revolving around cocaine-trafficking. And the character of Reginald Chumley Jones is perfectly indicative of those tour-guides who mislead the general public and contribute to a truly hellish holiday (anyone in England who has seen Judith Chalmers on 'Wish You Were Here?' will understand what I mean.) Perhaps the mystery at the centre of the film is why the Caribbean band that is seen at the beginning is comprised of half 'JOLLY BOYS' and half 'JOLLY BROTHERS'.Read more ›
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