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MGM did an excellent job for this Double Feature DVD!,
This review is from: Troll / Troll 2 (Double Feature) (DVD)
MGM has done an admirable job for this new Double Feature DVD. It contains both Troll and Troll 2, both presented in Animorphic Widescreen with their original theatrical trailers. The picture and sound are as good as we're ever going to see these two films on DVD. I applaud MGM for giving good treatment to little known films such as these. They could have just as easily slapped on Full-Frame transfers and no Trailers. Plus, MGM offers both movies for a very affordable price. Even if you hate one of the Troll movies, this DVD is still very worthwhile to buy for the one you do like.
TROLL was released in the mid-1980's when I was still a kid growing up. One of the earlier films from Charles Band and Empire Pictures, predating the later Full Moon pictures. I first saw TROLL on HBO, and for some reason thought it was a great fantasy/horror film. Sure it was low budget, but very memorable even to this day. It features an early acting performance from Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and also a very funny appearance by Sonny Bono.
TROLL 2 I had the pleasure of first viewing on video in the early 1990's when it was released. It really has nothing at all to do with the first TROLL movie as far as the plot goes and the production team. This is not a bad thing since TROLL 2 has an offbeat, cultish originality which is rarely seen in very many movies anymore. TROLL 2 was obviously a very low budget production and the acting is often horrible, but therein lies it's charm. It is one of those movies that is so bad it's good. Some people will love it and others will hate it. I personally think it's a classic cheesy movie!