The Toxic Avenger

The Toxic Avenger on VHS video. Movie starring Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Pat Ryan, Jennifer Baptist, Robert Prichard, Cindy Manion, Gary Schneider, Mark Torgl. Directed by Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman (a.k.a. Samuel Weil). 1984.

The Toxic Avenger on VHS video. Movie starring Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Pat Ryan, Jennifer Baptist, Robert Prichard, Cindy Manion, Gary Schneider, Mark Torgl. Directed by Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman (a.k.a. Samuel Weil). 1984.

From the VHS box cover:

He Was 98 LBS. of Solid Nerd Until he Became… The Toxic Avenger

The First Superhero From New Jersey!

What’s faster than a spreading germ… more powerful than Mr. Clean… and more lethal than nuclear waste? Is it a floor-cleaner? Is it a waste site? No… it is the TOXIC AVENGER, the first super hero from New Jersey! He french fries his foes… dry cleans the dastardly.

Watch out, bad guys! Truth, Justice and The American Way is on a righteous rampage–it’s Melvin, alias THE TOXIC AVENGER, and he’s gonna getcha!

Transformed from wimp to warrior by a dip in a chemical pool, Melvin (“Tox” to his friends) battles corruption and crime in a small American town. But can even an industrial-strength super-hero survive a showdown against an army of tanks and troops? Thrill to the action, adventure and yes, romance, of this hilarious tongue-in-cheek hit.

WARNING: Explosively funny. May cause irritation to the excessively serious.



The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies on VHS. Starring  Cash Flagg (RDS), Carolyn Brandt, Brett O'Hara, Atlas King, Madison Clarke, Jack Brady, Erin Enyo. Directed by Ray Dennis Steckler. 1964.

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies on VHS. Starring Cash Flagg (RDS), Carolyn Brandt, Brett O’Hara, Atlas King, Madison Clarke, Jack Brady, Erin Enyo. Directed by Ray Dennis Steckler. 1964.

From the VHS box cover:

SEE: The dancing girls of the carnival murdered by the incredible night creatures of the midway!
SEE: The hunchback of the midway fight a duel of death with the mixed-up zombies!
SEE: THE FIRST MONSTER MUSICAL!

A sinister gypsy fortune-teller named Madame Estrella, with the help of her sleazy sister Carmelita (a stripper) and her grossly disfigured hunchback servant Ortega, victimize innocent people who come to the midway. They scorch their victims with acid, thereby making them look like hideous monsters. Estrella then locks them in cages like abused pets. Anyone who discovers their secret must die a brutal death!

The film is packed with action, songs and dancing, including the popular ‘Mixed-up Zombie Stomp!’

Bonus scan with Ray Dennis Steckler autograph:

Ray Dennis Steckler autograph from The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies VHS movie box



Grease 2

Grease 2 on VHS. Movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Adrian Zmed. With Tab Hunter, Sid Caesar, Eve Arden, Didi Conn, Christopher McDonald, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy. Directed by Patricia Birch. 1982.

Grease 2 on VHS. Movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Adrian Zmed. With Tab Hunter, Sid Caesar, Eve Arden, Didi Conn, Christopher McDonald, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy. Directed by Patricia Birch. 1982.

From the VHS box:

It’s 1961, two years after the original “Grease” gang graduated from Rydell High, and there’s a new crop of seniors. The Pink Ladies and the T-birds are still the epitome of cool, except that over the summer, something’s happened to Stephanie, the sorority leader. She feels she’s outgrown Johnny, the head T-Bird, and is looking for a new love — one who’s even more cool, and whose bike is even hotter. Meanwhile, newcomer Michael is smitten with Stephanie, who won’t even notice him. The conflict is on and the Rydell High fun takes off to new heights.

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The Razor: The Snare

The Razor: The Snare on VHS. Starring Katsu Shintaro (Zatoichi), Sato Kei, Nishimura Akira, Kurosawa Toshio, Ineno Kazuko. Directed by Masamura Yasuzo. 1973.

The Razor: The Snare on VHS. Starring Katsu Shintaro, Sato Kei, Nishimura Akira, Kurosawa Toshio, Ineno Kazuko. Directed by Masamura Yasuzo. 1973.

From the VHS box cover:

Hanzo “Razor” Itami is an unusual cop with unusual skills, not the least of which is his uncanny ability to ferret out criminals using his “unique” interrogation methods on female prisoners.

While investigating the death of a girl during an illegal abortion, Hanzo sniffs out an orgy of wealthy perverts at a convent run by a priestess named Nyokaini. After the priestess is introduced to “THE LONGEST ARM OF THE LAW” she rats out Lord Okubo, the Shogunate Treasurer, who is minting debased coinage (and keeping the “extra” for himself). Okubo is also behind most of the prostitution in Edo. Meanwhile, Hanzo learns of a planned raid on the mint by a gang of cutthroats and sets up “house” with the beautiful widow (Riki) who runs the mint.

In a blazing bloodbath of slaughter, the “Razor” foils the raid and arrests the survivors. Lord Okubo offers a reward and Hanzo names it… [spoilers]

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Shock Treatment

Shock Treatment on VHS video. Starring Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young. With Patricia Quinn, Richard O'Brien, Charles Gray, Ruby Wax, Nell Campbell, Rik Mayall, Barry Humphries. Directed by Jim Sharman. 1981.

Shock Treatment on VHS video. Starring Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young. With Patricia Quinn, Richard O’Brien, Charles Gray, Ruby Wax, Nell Campbell, Rik Mayall, Barry Humphries. Directed by Jim Sharman. 1981.

From the VHS box:

Brad and Janet are in trouble again!

The people who brought us The Rocky Horror Picture Show are at it again. Brad and Janet are trapped in a town where all the world in one huge TV sound stage. The couple winds up on the bizarre game show, “Marriage Maze,” where Brad gets hauled off to the local booby hatch so he can learn “to care.” It’s all a plot by the show’s sleazy sponsor (also played by De Young) so he can have Janet all to himself.

This no-holds-barred spoof of TV and television audiences is garishly entertaining fun and frolic from beginning to end. So put on your little black dress and get set for kinky comedy and shocking suspense, without having to stand on line at midnight!

DVD upgrade: The Rocky Horror Picture Show / Shock Treatment (3-Disc Anniversary Edition)



Strangeland

Dee Snider's StrangeLand on VHS. Starring Kevin Gage, Elizabeth Peña, Brett Harrelson, Robert Englund, Linda Cardellini, Dee Snider. Written by Dee Snider. Directed by John Pieplow. 1998.

Dee Snider’s StrangeLand on VHS. Starring Kevin Gage, Elizabeth Peña, Brett Harrelson, Robert Englund, Linda Cardellini, Dee Snider. Written by Dee Snider. Directed by John Pieplow. 1998.

From the box:

Let The Ritual Begin

[obscured by label]… the glow of the screen illuminates his heavily pierced tattoo-stained face as his fingers dance nimbly across the keyboard… searching, hunting.

His computer handle is Captain Howdy, and he surfs the local chat rooms for young female prey. Girls like Genevieve and Tiana, who mysteriously vanish after an online conversation with the cunning cyber-predator. Detective Mike Gage has a personal stake in the case–Genevieve is his daughter.

When Tiana’s corpse — tortured, pierced and scarred — is discovered in the river, Gage realizes that time is running out for Genevieve. Taking sadistic delight is Gage’s desperation, Captain Howdy sends the detective a series of taunting e-mails. challenging him to a deadly online game of cat and house, and drawing him into his “modern primitive” world — a strangle land of fetish bars, S&M, body modification and goth-rock.

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Bride of the Monster

Bride of the Monster on VHS. Starring Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy, Loretta King, Harvey B. Dunn. Directed by Edward D. Wood Jr. 1955.

Bride of the Monster on VHS. Starring Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy, Loretta King, Harvey B. Dunn. Directed by Edward D. Wood Jr. 1955.

From the VHS box:

It’ll Make Your Skin Crawl!

Bela Lugosi is featured in his last speaking role as a mad scientist who tries to harness atomic energy into the creation of super beings. Together with his sidekick slave Lobo he finds a willing bride for his monster (sensitively portrayed by a rubber octopus found rotting on a back lot, without its motor) in the person of a nosey girl reporter.

Good eventually defeats evil in a hysterical chase through the marshes as Lugosi (or his stand in, looking nothing like Lugosi) is eaten alive by his own “monster.”

There are loads of laughs in store as you watch Lugosi literally wrapping the octopus’ tentacles around him, vainly trying to give the impression of life to an otherwise flabby, inactive stage prop.

The film was financed by cattle rancher Donald McCoy under two conditions: 1) that his son Tony would star in the movie and 2) that Wood would make a powerful anti-nuke statement with the film. The results of this “deal” make the movie much more hilarious, keeping the Wood legacy of stiff acting and endless pontification continuing.

DVD upgrade: Bride of the Monster

More Ed Wood: The Ed Wood Box (Glen or Glenda / Jail Bait / Bride of the Monster / Plan 9 from Outer Space / Night of the Ghouls / The Haunted World of Ed Wood)

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