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, named Laura, suddenly dies from a heart attack after finishing a 30-second 200-meter race, a killer wearing a sweat suit and a fencing mask begins killing off her friends on the school track team one by one. The suspects include the track coach Michaels, Laura's sister Anne who arrives in town for the funeral, the creepy school principal Mr. Guglione, and Laura's strange boyfriend Kevin."
Tromeo and Juliet (1996) Blu-ray - December 31st release:
"Updated to be set in the outskirts of New York City, Shakespeare's classic romantic tragedy is transformed into a no-holes barred, punk-inflected Elizabethan stage send-up of the story of a doomed love."
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman and James Gunn, Tromeo and Juliet stars Will Keenan, Lemmy, Debbie Rochon, Stephen Blackehart, and Tiffany Shepis.
The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989) Blu-ray - October 14th release:
"Evil corporation Apocalypse Inc. tricks the monster hero, Toxie, into traveling to Japan to find his father so his hometown of Tromaville will be open to conquering."
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz.
The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989) Blu-ray - December 31st release:
"Toxie gets caught up in the rat race when he starts working for Apocalypse Inc. Will he return to his superhero ways once it becomes apparent the greedy corporation threatens the existence of his beloved Tromaville?"
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989) stars Lisa Gaye.
The Toxic Avenger IV: Citizen Toxie (2000) Blu-ray - December 31st release:
"The Toxic Avenger must defend his friends from his own evil alternate universe doppelganger The Noxious Offender."
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman, with narration by Stan Lee.
Mother's Day (1980) Blu-ray - December 31st release:
"Loving sons always do what their mothers tell them to... even if it s to kill! A mad matriarch and her two maniac sons kidnap and torture three women in their backwoods cabin!"
Directed by Charles Kaufman.
Head of the Family (1996) Blu-ray - October 14th release"
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