Directed by James Muro
Written by Roy Frumkes
Cinematography by David Sperling
Music by Rick Ulfik
Cast: Mike Lackey, Bill Chepil, Vic Noto, Jane Arakawa, Nicole Potter & Miriam Zucker
1987/102 mins/Color/Dolby Digital Mono
1.78:1 anamorphic/English/US/NTSC Region 1
Review from the Synapse Films DVD
Liquor store owner Ed just found a case of Tenafly Viper alcohol behind a wall in his basement. He soon decide to sell this sixty years old drink for merely a buck. Street bum Fred (Mike Lackey) quickly buys a bottle but thankfully for him another bum steals it. That poor sucker finds himself melting down and drowning in a toilet seat. Soon more homeless people are drinking Viper and feeling the rather messy effect it has.
Make no mistake about it, STREET TRASH is one of the last great gory movies of the 1980s. No movie is more appropriately named then this one, trust me. This is one messy, bloody, juicy, slimy, funny flick. The gore sequences are amazingly done, the cinematography is very good (sometimes remiscent of THE EVIL DEAD) and where else can you see a chopping penis used for a football game?
Director James Muro went on to work as a steadycam operator on some huge movies like TERMINATOR 2 JUDGMENT DAY and TITANIC. STREET TRASH began as a 20 minutes student film and became a 35mm classic. Roy Frumkes directed the famous DAWN OF THE DEAD documentary, DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD. Also an unfinished movie of his, TALES THAT'LL RIP YOUR HEART OUT was used as the beginning for the US release of the classic Italian flick, ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST released here as DR.BUTCHER MD.
Now anyone knows where I can buy some Tenafly Viper for a few "friends"?
After years of announcing its release, Synapse Films have finally put it out. Still their two disc special edition is due... probably in about 10 years. The movie is presented in its original 1.78:1 aspect ratio and it is anamorphic. For such a low budget movie, its looks surprisingly good. The image are rich, vivid and nicely saturated. This movie never looked this good thats for sure. The English Dolby Digital Mono audio track is clear, crisp and loud.
The only extra we get its the very cool theatrical trailer. We also get a interesting four pages booklet, the movie is separated in 16 chapters, features nice animated menus and comes in a keep case along with two Tenafly Viper bottle stickers for you to pu on your favorite drink, nice!
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Review by The Black Gloved Killer. All Right Reserved. 2006. ©
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