Now this is cool.
The American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive and distributor in the world, has partnered with Troma Entertainment, the legendary 47-year-old independent movie studio and home of “The Toxic Avenger”, to get Troma’s films on the big screen!
here’s the guts of the deal!
World famous for “Movies of the Future,” many of Troma’s classics were written and directed by Troma Toppers, Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, such as SQUEEZE PLAY, THE FIRST TURN- ON!, SGT. KABKIMAN, N.Y.P.D., and of course, THE TOXIC AVENGER, as well as many others. Troma Entertainment has also helped usher in the careers of so many of today top Hollywood luminaries, such as James Gunn (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, THE SUICIDE SQUAD), Trey Parker and Matt Stone (SOUTH PARK), Eli Roth (HOSTEL), Jenna Fischer (THE OFFICE), Samuel L. Jackson (PULP FICTION, STAR WARS). Not to mention, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Costner, Fergie, Paul Walker, and Vincent D’Onofrio, who all got their start in Troma films.
AGFA will distribute seventy films from Troma’s movie library to theaters. This is AGFA’s latest collaboration following their distribution partnerships with Arrow Films (DONNIE DARKO), Multicom (FREEWAY), Severin Films (SANTA SANGRE), Shout! Factory (BLACK CHRISTMAS), and Vinegar Syndrome (TAMMY AND THE T-REX).
“From CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH to COMBAT SHOCK, the Troma catalog is like a guidebook of essential genre film history from the past forty years,” said AGFA Creative Director Joe Ziemba. “One of my fondest movie memories from childhood was renting THE TOXIC AVENGER on VHS at a sleepover and completely losing my mind — we’re grateful for the opportunity to replicate that feeling in theaters.”
AGFA has curated seventy films from Troma’s catalog to reissue in theaters. These movies include iconic cult milestones such as THE TOXIC AVENGER, essential horror films like DEF BY TEMPTATION from Black filmmaker James Bond III, slasher funblasts like THE CHILDREN, and cult favorites such as CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL from the creators of SOUTH PARK.
Troma movies are available on DCP — and in some cases, 35mm — for theatrical bookings from AGFA starting immediately.
The list of Troma titles distributed by AGFA:
BEWARE! CHILDREN AT PLAY
BRIDE OF KILLER NERD
CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL
CITIZEN TOXIE: THE TOXIC AVENGER PART IV
CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH
CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH 2: SUBHUMANOID MELTDOWN
CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH 3: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SUBHUMANOID
DANCE OR DIE
DEATH BY DIALOGUE
DEF BY TEMPTATION
FEROCIOUS FEMALE FREEDOM FIGHTERS
THE FIRST TURN ON!
THE HOUSE ON TOMBSTONE HILL
IGOR AND THE LUNATICS
THE LAST HORROR FILM
LUST FOR FREEDOM
LUTHOR THE GEEK
MONSTER IN THE CLOSET
POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD
RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOLUME 1
RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOLUME 2
ROSE AND VIKTOR: NO MERCY
SGT. KABUKIMAN, N.Y.P.D.
STORY OF A JUNKIE
STUCK ON YOU!
SURF NAZIS MUST DIE!
THERE’S NOTHING OUT THERE
THE TOXIC AVENGER
THE TOXIC AVENGER PART 2
THE TOXIC AVENGER PART 3: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF TOXIE
TROMEO AND JULIET
VEGAS IN SPACE
WHEN NATURE CALLS
ZOMBIE ISLAND MASSACRE