JFD389: Troma's War, Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV
It's a traumatic Trovember theme show! Three (tragically theatrically-toxic) tales of tape-tangling terror tear through our tastebuds this time as we try to temper the troublingly tempting tastelessness of their tremendously twisted tableaus! Tackle a trinity of Troma triumphs with your boys!
First up! Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz weave a tale (sadly) as old as time - a tale of mortal conflict between sworn enemies - this is, of course, Troma's War from 1988. A moralistic fable with allusions to fierce critques of Reagan's America, it provided the basis for many teenage political commentators marijuana-baked parking-lot ramblings for months to come. Lots of machine gun fire.
Next! It's 1990's Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., which is about a New York cop who (hilariously!) transforms into a were-Asian at night, allowing him to fight crime most effectively behind a Kabuki mask. You know, it was back in the day when these kinds of things could fly. It's also got a penis puppet monster!
Finally, we talk about the only Toxic Avenger movie ever made, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, from 2000! Starring Corey Feldman, this vehicle for the ol' Feldster may not have been given its proper due on original release. But with such a surge of interest in The CF in the current zeitgeist, could now finally be the time people start discussing the importance of this film? Is this something we'll even talk about?
All this plus witty banter between reunited podcats, Disney's Marvel Presents: Thor Ragnachats, Takashi Miike's 100th film, a Vietname shake-up, a Mexican shake-down, our weekly news and Blu-ray Picks, funny Skype business, no audible mention of police involvement, all-wet sneezes, super-mega belches, rides which can be given to others, regular armpit farts, no benefits of notcasting, all your trailer needs in one place, lowfat vegetable gleeks and a whole lot more!
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