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April 30th Troma Signing with Lloyd Kaufman, Ethan Hurt & Lisa Gaye!

Forbidden Planet is stoked to announce a Troma signing on Thursday April 30th at 7PM! The Troma Team and Ship to Shore Phone Co. are celebrating the release of the Class of Nuke ‘Em High Original Soundtrack Lp and the Blu-ray releases of Class of Nuke “Em High Part 2 and The Toxic Avenger part 2!

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Meet Lloyd Kaufman (Troma President and creator of The Toxic Avenger), Ethan Hurt (Composer of the Class of Nuke ‘Em High Theme), and Lisa Gaye (star of Class of Nuke ‘ Em High 2 & 3, Toxic Avenger 2-4, and many more Troma classiscs!

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As usual we make sure that people across the globe will be able to take part in this event! So pre-order a copy of the Class of Nuke ‘Em High LP, Class of Nuke ‘Em Blu Ray, or Toxic Avenger 2 Blu Ray DVD Combo from www.fpnyc.com and it will be signed by all guests attending our event!

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Troma invades FPNYC and Nuke ‘Em High Vol 1 Pre-Order!

We are getting super stoked here at FPNYC for our Return To Nuke ‘Em High Vol 1 Blu-Ray/DVD release party. That’s right kids, on Monday March 17th at 6:30 PM meet Director Lloyd Kaufman, as well as the cast and crew of Return To Class of Nuke ‘Em High Vol 1 and get your blu-ray or DVD signed for free!

What’s that you say? You can’t make it? What?!?!?!

Well don’t worry cause FP got your back as usual. Pre-order copies now and we will make sure to get them signed for you! All the benefits of coming to the event without having to breath in that horrid Troma aroma.

Pre-order now by clicking on the product name!

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For more details check out the facebook event page HERE.

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Troma’s Return to Nuke Em’ High NYC Premiere!

Everyone drop what they’re doing!

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Troma’s newest flick Return To Nuke Em’ High Vol. 1 is finally hitting theaters in NYC! Why is this important to me? Well I love Troma… duh! But for reals… one of my life long goals of being in a Lloyd Kaufman directed Troma film was finally fulfilled. Now this ain’t just any Troma flick, this is Return To Nuke Em’ High! A modern rehash of one of Troma’s most beloved films – Class of Nuke Em’ High. Who cares that I don’t have any lines and my screen time totals less than a minute, what matters is that I did it! I even made it into the trailer for a millisecond!

I saw this Tromasterpiece a few months back as part of The New York Horror Film Festival. And let me tell you… it was amazing! All the blood, boobs, and buffoonery that you could ever hope for! So mark your calendar and come out to support true independent cinema!

Screenings start January 10th at the Village East Cinema with a slew a special guests in attendance! For more info click HERE.

Troma Entertainment is proud to announce that the stars of Science Channel’s “Oddities,” Evan Michelson and Mike Zohn and will be in attendance at the NYC theatrical premiere of Lloyd Kaufman’s latest film “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1” on Friday, January 10th at the Village East Cinemas. Michelson and Zohn, the proprietors of Obscura Antiques & Oddities who also appear in the film, will moderate the Q and A following the screening to commemorate the opening and Troma’s 40th Anniversary.

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Come out Thursday, January 9, 2014, 8:00 p.m. to Troma invades Moma! With a screening of Return To Nuke Em’ High and a post screening Q and A with Director Lloyd Kaufman as well as a slew of other Nuke Em’ High Alumni! Click HERE for more info.

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SATURDAY – MARCH 31st – SPECTACLE SPACE JAM: SCI-FI MARATHON!

SATURDAY – MARCH 31st – SPECTACLE SPACE JAM: SCI-FI MARATHON!


SPECTACLE THEATER • 124 South 3rd Street • Brooklyn, NY 11211
$25 Full Day Passes • $5 Individual Films • Visit Spectacle to purchase

Noon – Last Man on Earth (dir. Ubaldo Regola, 1964)
1:30pm – Brother from Another Planet (dir. John Sayles, 1984)
3:30pm – Kamillions (dir. Mike B. Anderson, 1990)
5:30pm – Mold (dir. Neil Meschino, 2010) [Presented courtesy of Neil Meschino]
7:30pm – Bad Taste (dir. Peter Jackson, 1987)
9:30pm – The Wizard of Speed and Time (dir. Mike Jittlov, 1988) [Presented courtesy of Mike Jittlov]
Midnight – Class of Nuke Em High (dir. Richard W. Haines/Samuel Weil, 1986) [Presented courtesy of Troma Entertainment]

Limited number of full days passes available for $25. Individual films – $5.
Tickets available during normal theater hours.

email: spectacletheater@gmail.com with any questions
(poster/passes/tickets designed by Greg Beck becktothefuture.com)


Last Man on Earth (a/k/a: L’ultimo uomo della Terra)
dir. Ubaldo Regola
86 mins, Italy, 1964

The year is 1968 and a virus has all but wiped out the Earth’s population. Every day Robert Morgan (Vincent Price!) drudges on – gathering weapons, keeping these undead, bloodsucking monsters from his doorstep. Having lost his wife and daughter to the plague, Morgan is alone and immune to the disease. While out on his daily rounds, he comes in contact with a mysterious and sickly woman named Ruth (Franca Bettoia). Ruth is infected but, along with a group of others like her, in in treatment. As time runs out, will Morgan be able to find a cure for this terrible plague? Can the group of survivors be trusted or will the plague take them over as well?

Based on THE OMEGA MAN by Richard Matheson, this bleak vision of future’s past is considered by many to be some of Vincent Price’s finest work. Also, the film was cited by George Romero as the basis for his film NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Initially the film was not well received but has since become a classic of the genre and has been re-made numerous times. Matheson was not a fan of the adaptation while Price regarded it as one of his favorite roles.


Brother From Another Planet
dir. John Sayles
104 mins, USA, 1984

A three-toed alien slave (Joe Morton) on the run from “another planet” crashes in Harlem and tries to blend in while fleeing the Men In Black (David Strathairn & John Sayles) who are also aliens attempting to bring him back to their own world. While unable to communicate through speech, The Brother has telekinetic powers and moves around the city just trying to feel at home.

Sayles directed, edited, wrote, composed, and co-stars in this comedy drama. Featuring a snapshot of NY past, the film stands up remarkably well. Morton would go on to a slew of TV and film roles. Also, look for an appearance from Fisher Stevens on the subway!


Kamillions (a/k/a: The Wingates)
dir. Mike B. Anderson
90 mins, USA, 1990

Nathaniel Wingate (co-writer/producer Harry S. Robbins), professor at the Miskatonic University, has finally opened the door to another dimension. Unfortunately, it happens to be the same night as his 50th birthday celebration. In the craziness of preparation and guests arriving two horseshoe crab-like creatures make their way through the portal – one good and one evil. These shape-shifting creatures take the forms of a buxom blonde model (from a poster in Sam Wingate’s room) and a distant relative – Count Desmond of Liechtenstein. Hilarity and calamity ensue as the Wingate family deals with these uninvited guests.

From director Mike B. Anderson (Alone in the T-Shirt Zone, The Simpsons) comes this rare Lovecraftian comedy that lives somewhere in between BEETLEJUICE, Cronenberg’s THE FLY, TERORVISION, and MEET THE HOLLOWHEADS. Plenty of laffs, practical effects (model work, makeup, stop motion, and more), and fantastic character actors in this RARELY screened lost gem. Shot on 35mm but relegated the VHS market after being poorly marketed. Spectacle is proud to include this film as part of our first sci-fi marathon.


Mold
dir. Neil Meschino
90 mins, USA, 2010
Presented courtesy of the filmmaker.

It’s 1984 and Reagan’s War on Drugs has reached it’s frenzied height. Inside a secret lab, scientist and government officials meet to discuss a new, highly potent strain of mold – called Stachybotrys Morte – that is to be deployed on the coca plants of Columbia. When the situation in the lab becomes compromised and sabotage is the only possible explanation, can this team find a way out before they’re infected with this powerful strain?

Meschino’s debut feature (filmed in Long Island) deftly toes the line between sci-fi nightmare and parody. While some reviews paint images of early Henelotter (and that’s not entirely unfoudned) MOLD! sits firmly in the realm of melt-movies like STREET TRASH and SLIME CITY. Meschino makes great use of limited space and budget by pulling great performances out of a cast of unknowns and some pretty effective special effects. With a host of references – everything  from ROBIN HOOD to BACK TO THE FUTURE, MOLD! knows it’s audience and plays it up proper.

Featuring an intro and Q&A from director Neil Meschino.


Bad Taste
dir. Peter Jackson
91 mins, New Zealand, 1987

When aliens invade a small New Zealand village and begin to harvest humans for their fast-food chain, a team of paramilitary troops go up against the the seemingly insatiable appetites of these intergalactic chow-hounds.

One of the first films from Peter Jackson, made on the weekends over the course of four years and starring Jackson and his friends in multiple roles. Made on a shoestring budget totaling $25,000. All of the makeup effects were made at home by Jackson  in his parents oven.


The Wizard of Speed and Time
dir. Mike Jittlov
95 mins, USA, 1989
Presented courtesy of the filmmaker.

A special effects wizard (Mike Jittlov) is trying hard to make his dream of working on a feature film come true. Sadly, he finds himself facing not only a mountain a monetary challenges but also the threat of being ground up in the gears of the Hollywood system. With the help of his friends, and a little movie magic, can Mike makes his dream come true or will the heinous executives betting on his failure real the reward?

Based on the 16mm short from ten years earlier, TWOSAT is an updated version of Mike Jittlov’s manic vision. All at once a love letter to the magic of cinema and an icy glare at the evils of the inner workings of Hollywood. A showcase of every type of special effect, with exceptional long-form stop motion sequences, Jittlov makes use of the budget and time in ways that seems almost unimaginable. One of our favorite films, it is truly an honor to be able to present this phenomenal work.


Class of Nuke Em High (a/k/a: Atomic High School)
dir. Richard W. Haines & Samuel Weil
86 mins, USA, 1986
Presented courtesy of Troma Entertainment

Class of Nuke’Em High, the timeless classic of readin’, writin’ and radiation, is available for the first time ever in this unrated Director’s Cut. When first released in theaters in 1986, Class of Nuke’Em High became an instant sensation. Its unique blend of horror and humor was cheered by audiences and celebrated by critics. The film spawned two sequels and legions of fans. At Tromaville High School, located a stone’s throw from the local Nuclear Power Plant, the students are getting brighter. In fact, they’re beginning to develop a Troma-green glow. Innocent students mutate into sex-crazed psychos, the Honor Society’s turned into carnivorous, kinky cretins, and the slimy monster stalking the hallways isn’t the principal! The Director’s Cut of Class of Nuke ‘Em High has been lovingly restored by co-director Lloyd Kaufman (who developed the film during detention) and the Troma Team.

Presented by the fine folks at Troma, this event mark the first in a series of collaborations between Troma and Spectacle. Starting in April, Spectacle will play host to a monthly midnight featuring lesser known and rare films not available on DVD. Stay tuned for more details!

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