View Full Version : Does Troma "has much to answer for" ?

The Chaostar
01-07-2001, 11:11 AM
I read this on the UK DVD review of Toxie in Splatterhouse.net "The foundation stone of the Troma aroma, The Toxic Avenger has much to answer for". The guy seems to be serious about it. Without saying with what side I am, i'd like to hear your views on the subject. I mean, Troma's gore is played for laughs, we all know that. DO you find that dangerous?

DVD Connoisseur
01-07-2001, 03:15 PM
I read the review and, in my opinion, I don't think Troma's approach to the horror medium is dangerous. Their production values, or lack of them, and general humorous approach to the subject matter makes them a lot less dangerous than perhaps the more subversive examples of the horror genre, i.e. the Guinea Pig movies, etc. Troma's humour can be tasteless but humour is a very personal thing. Although I myself find racist and sexist jokes offensive, I don't believe that you can censor this material. There's a fine line and I think Troma keeps on the right side of it...just about!

01-07-2001, 08:32 PM
I wouldn't say that have anything to answer for in terms of the films they release, but their DVDs are another matter... http://www.horrordvds.com/forum/smile.gif

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DVD Connoisseur
01-07-2001, 08:54 PM
Too true, ctyner.
Troma say they're giving their new "Terror Firma" release the "Fight Club" treatment. I'm going to have to buy this title just to see if the disc lives up to the hype! The mind boggles at what this double disc set is going to be like!

01-08-2001, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by DVD Connoisseur:
Troma say they're giving their new "Terror Firma" release the "Fight Club" treatment.

Great. Two whole discs worth of those Troma crap extras.

DVD Connoisseur
01-08-2001, 09:44 PM
Yes, but aren't you just a little curious? I mean, how can Troma deliver anything of the promised quality AND fill two discs?! Mission Impossible, if you ask me...I'm very tempted to purchase Terror Firma so I guess I'm either a) a masochist or b) very foolhardy! If I buy the release (and it's a very big "if"!), I'll post my feelings in this forum.

01-09-2001, 02:39 AM
Don't know the film, so I can't say if I'd go for it or not, but based on past experiences with Troma discs, I guess I just expect another Kaufman ego-a-thon. It was novel at first, but man, after about the third stupid thing I was ready to give up.

Course, I may yet buy Stendhal Syndrome, but that's a whole nother story.

The Chaostar
01-09-2001, 10:35 AM
A friendly advice:
Buy the french version. It lacks the extras but is looks great!

01-10-2001, 02:35 AM
As for me, I'm still waiting for Chopper Chicks in Zombietown. I liked the tape despite the cheese.