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  • Rambo (2008)

    "Lord, make me your instrument of peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. Grant that I may not seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love, for it is in giving that we receive. It is in dying that we awake to eternal life."

    Gamera vs. Viras (1968)



    The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989)

    "It's an old sumo trick. They use it whenever they're on a runaway school bus that plunges into deadly, murky, muddy water."

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    • /\ You know, I don't think I've ever seen a Toxie movie. I should remedy that.

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      • Originally posted by Jeff View Post
        /\ You know, I don't think I've ever seen a Toxie movie. I should remedy that.
        They are . . . different. Watching #4 now and there are many, let's say, scatalogical gags.

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        • Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
          They are . . . different. Watching #4 now and there are many, let's say, scatalogical gags.
          I *may* have seen one of them when I was a regular at the video rental store (remember those?) but it was so long ago that I just plain can't remember. I certainly am familiar with the character as a result of being an 80's Fangoria reader, and I'm aware of his cult status. Well, it will be something to look for tonight.

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          • Originally posted by Jeff View Post
            I *may* have seen one of them when I was a regular at the video rental store (remember those?) but it was so long ago that I just plain can't remember. I certainly am familiar with the character as a result of being an 80's Fangoria reader, and I'm aware of his cult status. Well, it will be something to look for tonight.
            Well, based on various comments you've made here, you clearly have boundaries in the schlock department, so you may want to stick with just #1. I doubt #4 would appeal to you. Even I think it's a bit much.

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            • Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
              Well, based on various comments you've made here, you clearly have boundaries in the schlock department, so you may want to stick with just #1. I doubt #4 would appeal to you. Even I think it's a bit much.
              Because it's Troma, funny gore schlock is to be expected, so it wouldn't bother me one bit. I would probably find it humorous. It's the seriously implied violence and brutality of a film like Zombie's Halloween that makes me want to walk out a theater. Especially when it's a child beating another child to death.

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              • 2001: A Space Travesty (2000)

                "Do you think the people who see me singing on stage will believe I am a Frenchman fighting the Germans while wearing American boxers?!"


                A special agent (Leslie Nielsen) is tasked with discovering if the US President is being held hostage and impersonated by a clone as part of a conspiracy.

                Not bad, but not especially good. There are a lot of nods towards both classic and more modern sci-fi flicks, though I know I missed quite a few.

                What threw me off was that some of the jokes come a little fast. I think if they had slowed the pacing of some of the humor/humorous action, it would have worked better.
                Villain Draft 3: Fourth Place Winner

                September 11, 2001; January 6, 2021; February 13, 2021

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                • Toxic Avenger Part IV (2000)

                  "Tromaville Abortion Clinic! May I help you? I'm sorry, but the doctor just died of rectal hemorrhaging. Would you like his voice mail?"

                  So, my final estimation is that this is the most over-the-top and foul, but it was fun and I literally laughed out loud a few times. Overall, I probably like #2 best because of the Japanese setting.

                  Originally posted by Jeff View Post
                  Because it's Troma, funny gore schlock is to be expected, so it wouldn't bother me one bit. I would probably find it humorous. It's the seriously implied violence and brutality of a film like Zombie's Halloween that makes me want to walk out a theater. Especially when it's a child beating another child to death.
                  Well, you can't say I didn't warn you.
                  Space Cop
                  The Dandy
                  Last edited by Space Cop; 07-28-2015, 02:42 AM.

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                  • The Toxic Avenger-1984

                    They just don't make movies like this anymore. It's a total matter of splatter, the lure of gore, the best thing to come out of New Jersey since The Boss. So what can you take away from this? Well, there are most definitely underscored messages of the decadent 80's- chemical spills, corrupt city officials, the effects of bullying, the malice of social clicks, and sex with stinky people, which was the most horrifying thing I saw in this movie. LoL. I guess Toxie could be considered one of the first anti-heroes of the genre, complete with his own blushing bride of Frankenstein. If you want a perfect example of low budget flicks of this decade, then this is the film for you.

                    I really felt bad for Gary.

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                    • When I was a kid my friends and I went through our Toxic Avengers phase. We watched all three several times together for laughs. I even bought that terrible toy line and Marvel comic series! Terrible but fun for that time.

                      I guess at least with Troma movies you knew what you were getting into if you rented them lol.

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                      • Originally posted by Jeff View Post
                        The Toxic Avenger-1984

                        They just don't make movies like this anymore. It's a total matter of splatter, the lure of gore, the best thing to come out of New Jersey since The Boss. . .
                        FYI: this isn't a correction, since you're right that they're set in NJ, but Troma itself is a NYC company. Sometimes they film there too (like Kabukiman or city scenes in the Toxic Avengers). I think they set Tromaville (where a bunch of their movies take place) in NJ because it was easier to film (more space, less money). It gives the added bonus of seeing 80s NYC (including the towers) across the river. I love that view of the city (though I'm probably biassed as a Jersey boy).

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                        • Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
                          FYI: this isn't a correction, since you're right that they're set in NJ, but Troma itself is a NYC company. Sometimes they film there too (like Kabukiman or city scenes in the Toxic Avengers). I think they set Tromaville (where a bunch of their movies take place) in NJ because it was easier to film (more space, less money). It gives the added bonus of seeing 80s NYC (including the towers) across the river. I love that view of the city (though I'm probably biassed as a Jersey boy).
                          If you don't correct me, then I will remain ignorant, and I would rather be knowledgeable and intelligent. . Besides, when I'm corrected, the only person I get pissy at is myself for being dumb.

                          Quick question: was Toxie the only horror film they made, or were there other films (aside from the sequels) that Troma came up with?

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                          • There's a bunch. Troma is known for shlock. Poultrygeist (which I'm going to watch soon); Chopper Chicks in Zombietown; Class of Nuke 'em High (and its sequels); Surf Nazis Must Die; Graduation Day, etc.

                            If you're looking for something in the spirit of Toxie and something Troma is kind of known for, I guess I'd "recommend" Class of Nuke 'em High and Surf Nazis.
                            Space Cop
                            The Dandy
                            Last edited by Space Cop; 07-28-2015, 03:25 PM.

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                            • Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
                              There's a bunch. Troma is known for shlock. Poultrygeist (which I'm going to watch soon); Chopper Chicks in Zombietown; Class of Nuke 'em High (and its sequels); Surf Nazis Must Die; Graduation Day, etc.

                              If you're looking for something in the spirit of Toxie and something Troma is kind of known for, I guess I'd "recommend" Class of Nuke 'em High and Surf Nazis.
                              Holy crap, they came up with all those classics???? I don't think I have ever seen them, but I know of them and their cult hit status. Damn. I never realized Troma put that stuff out. Now I'm torn between watching the next TA movie or one of those.

                              Choices.

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                              • Originally posted by Jeff View Post
                                Holy crap, they came up with all those classics???? I don't think I have ever seen them, but I know of them and their cult hit status. Damn. I never realized Troma put that stuff out. Now I'm torn between watching the next TA movie or one of those.

                                Choices.
                                My top choices would probably be Toxic Avenger 2 and the first Class of Nuke 'em High.
                                Space Cop
                                The Dandy
                                Last edited by Space Cop; 07-28-2015, 08:29 PM.

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