Japanese Version of The Toxic Avenger Swims to U.S. Shores
Okay, Toxic Avenger fans! The day you’ve been waiting for has come. The sought after Japanese cut of the film is finally coming home to the States, and our only regret is that it’s not on Blu-ray, too. Look for it in stores on December 11th.
From the Press Release
Welcome to Tromaville, New Jersey — a small American town, terrorized by criminals. The town’s corrupt mayor sits idly by while muggers, robbers and teenage punks victimize helpless citizens. Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy, emaciated janitor at the local health club. That is, until he becomes The Toxic Avenger! A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong as Melvin is cast through a third story window and into a vat of hazardous toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the Toxic Avenger, doer of good, and brutal mauler of evil! The rest, as they say, is history! The excitement is non-stop as the hero sets out to single handedly wipe out the forces of evil that torment the people of Tromaville. The Toxic Avenger is non-stop entertainment that will leave the viewers glowing from the fun. An additional four minutes have been added to this version!
Information that was sent out previously showed that the two prior versions of this title had running times of 101 minutes, which is incorrect. Both versions had a running time of 87 minutes.
Bonus Features: Production Stills, Trailers
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