Review: "The Toxic Avenger Part II' (1989), Blu-ray Special Edition From Troma Entertainment

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By Ernie Magnotta

While working at the Tromaville Health Club in 1984, goodhearted, 98lb. weakling Melvin “The Mop Boy” was tricked into wearing a pink tutu and teased unmercifully until he fell from a two-story window and landed in a vat of nuclear waste. The toxic chemicals changed little Melvin, transforming him into a hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength. Melvin became The Toxic Avenger, the first superhero from New Jersey!

Written and Directed by the great Lloyd Kaufman (and co-directed by his partner-in-slime, Michael Herz), The Toxic Avenger, which is a thoroughly entertaining and unique combination of the superhero genre, raunchy and over-the-top comedy, as well as full-on horror movie-type gore, not only became an instant hit, but singlehandedly built Troma films (Toxie is the company’s mascot much like Spider-man is to Marvel Comics). The Toxic Avenger character became so popular that, over the years, fans were
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Round-Up: Read a Short Story from ‘Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts,’ Troma Blu-ray Releases, Rick Baker’s Film Props Auction

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From Crystal Lake Publishing, Jasper Bark's Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts is now available worldwide in bookstores and online and we've been provided with one of the collection's short stories, "Taking the Piss" (a truly haunting revenge tale), to share with Daily Dead readers. Also included in our latest round-up are Blu-ray release details and cover art for Troma's The Toxic Avenger: Part II and Class Of Nuke ’Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown, as well as details on an upcoming auction of film props from make-up effects mastermind Rick Baker.

Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts: "A word of caution gentle reader, these tales will take you places you’ve never been before and may never dare revisit. They’ll whisper truths so twisted you can only face them in the darkest hours of the night. They’ll unlock desires so decadent you’ll never wash their taint from your flesh.
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Blu-ray Release Details for Class Of Nuke ’Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown, The Toxic Avenger: Part II & Rabid Grannies

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While Troma Entertainment continues to offer thought-provoking new films, fervent fans of the creative company no doubt always keep an eye out for Blu-ray releases of cherished Troma movies from back in the day. Troma’s upcoming high-definition slate should more than please its loyal legion of viewers, as it’s been revealed that this spring they will release Blu-rays of three cult films from the late ’80s/early ’90s.

According to, the Class Of Nuke ‘Em High II: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991) and The Toxic Avenger: Part II (1989) Blu-rays will come out on April 14th, while Rabid Grannies is set to hit shelves on March 10th.

Below, we have the films’ synopses as well as the special features that will be included on the The Toxic Avenger: Part II and Rabid Grannies Blu-rays (via The extras for Class Of Nuke ‘Em High II: Subhumanoid Meltdown
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‘The Toxic Avenger 2′ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

Stars: Ron Fazio, John Altamura, Phoebe Legere, Rick Collins, Rikiya Yasuoka, Tsutomu Sekine, Mayako Katsuragi, Shinoburyu, Lisa Gaye, Jessica Dublin, Jack Cooper | Written by Gay Partington Terry, Lloyd Kaufman | Directed by Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman

Troma films have never been described as masterpieces and I don’t think that they would ever dream of making one. Most of their films have been created with a punk like attitude, fighting against what is seen as normal in the film making industry, and this is a reason fans love them. While their formula often works well, sometimes it fails and sadly The Toxic Avenger 2 is one of the examples of their failures. Looking past the film itself though the new 88 Films Blu-ray release looks to provide plenty of features and an uncut version of the film, but does that manage to get past the weaknesses of the film and make it a good purchase?
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Six Troma Movies Coming to UK Blu-ray

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A school track team facing killer workouts in the literal sense, a demented mother with two immoral sons all too willing to please her, and the janitor turned toxic enforcer of justice: you can soon see these and other cult classic Troma stories in the high definition bliss of Blu-ray in the UK, as British distribution company 88 Films recently announced their upcoming home media releases of seven cult films, including six Troma titles.

88 Films announced that this fall and winter they will release the Troma movies Graduation Day (1981), Tromeo and Juliet (1996), The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989), The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989), The Toxic Avenger IV: Citizen Toxie (1989), and Mother’s Day (1980), as well as Full Moon Features’ Head of the Family (1996). The release dates will range from October 14th to December 31st, depending on each title:

Graduation Day (1981) Blu-ray – November 17th release:

“After a high school track runner,
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Indie Spotlight

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The new edition of the Indie Spotlight contains the latest independent horror news sent our way. In this week’s feature, we have the first information on this year’s CineMayhem Film Festival, details on Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. I & II, the first photos from Warhouse, and much more:

CineMayhem Film Festival Announced: “Created as a way to pay homage to and celebrate the spirit of independent filmmaking and those unafraid to take risks with their storytelling, CineMayhem’s diverse line-up includes advanced screenings of two highly anticipated genre projects including Magnet Releasing’s visceral horror anthology The ABC’s Of Death and Breaking Glass Pictures’ mindbending drama K-11 directed by Jules Stewart (Crank: High Voltage, Mortal Kombat).

CineMayhem is also thrilled to announce that it will also be hosting the World Premieres of Roadside directed by Eric England (Madison County) and the latest short film from Ryan Spindell
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An All-Star Cast Makes Their Return To Nuke ‘Em High

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An All-Star Cast Makes Their Return To Nuke ‘Em High
Troma Entertainment is letting fans know that many of their favorite Troma actors will be featured in the upcoming film, “Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. I and II.” Out of all of the actors that have graced Troma’s films throughout it’s 40-year history, here’s who you can expect in “Nuke ‘Em High” (beware a long blockquote ahead): Leesa Rowland (“Class of Nuke ‘Em High 2 & 3″), Lemmy from Motorhead (“Tromeo & Juliet,” “Terror Firmer,” “Citizen Toxie”), Lisa Gaye (“Class of Nuke ‘Em High 2 & 3,” “The Toxic Avenger 2 & 3,” “Terror Firmer”), Debbie Rochon (“Tromeo & Juliet, Terror Firmer, Citizen Toxie, Poultrygeist), Brick Bronsky (Class of [ Read More ]

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