Monday, March 15, 2010

Greetings from Tromaville!

     Welcome to the Z-portal, where the focus is on movies of the cheesy and sleazy variety. I will be posting reviews and any news or information that I find relating to the movies that I enjoy. So if you like movies that are silly, raunchy, outrageous, sexy, hilarious, weird, wild, unbelievable, shocking, strange, and anything considered over-the-top, so-bad-they’re-good garbage gems… you’re in for a treat! This blog was not meant to appeal to the masses. In fact, my target audience is likely to be male, aged 18-36, and fans of violence and gratuitous nudity. Settle in and get ready for a different journey through a darker side of cinema.

When I think of cheese and sleaze garbage, first thing to come to mind is none other than…


… for bringing us classics such as Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Terror Firmer, Sgt. Kabukiman, NYPD. Troma Entertainment studios began in the mid-1970’s headed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz. It wasn’t until 1984 that Troma came out with their biggest hit yet…


…which became so popular, it even spawned an animated children’s TV series called The Toxic Crusaders.

With works as recent as Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Troma studios has been supporting independent cinema for 30+ years. Lloyd Kaufman has even been known to make cameos on low-budget horror movies, even for free on occasion. Troma films have since become synonymous with gratuitous gore, excessive violence, and plenty of nudity. For this, Z-portal salutes Troma Entertainment for all the cheese and sleaze you’ve supplied us over the years.


For those of you who don’t already know, a Netflix account is a MUST have. I am a major advocate of Netflix and despite the usual argument of their foreign selection being limited, (although I am inclined to agree) it’s the best movie rental service available with a very generous selection in my opinion. Netflix will be a major part of this blog as I will try to post as many links to Netflix and as much up-to-date information on availability I can offer for Netflix members that browse this blog.


Netflix links:

Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986)

Availability:

DVD – unknown
Play Now – Yes

Terror Firmer (1999)

Availability:

DVD – Now
P/N – Yes

Sgt. Kabukiman, NYPD (1996)

Availability:

DVD – Now
P/N – Yes

The Toxic Avenger (1985)

Availability:

DVD - Now
P/N - Yes

Toxic Crusaders (1991)

Availability: 

DVD – Now
P/N - Yes

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)

Availability:

DVD – Now