Studio: Anchor Bay
Reviewed by: Jonny Botsch
The Troma team is back for more disgusting, cheap, and low brow exploitation fun, giving true B-movie fans everywhere the fourth entry in their classic Nuke ‘Em High series. Troma owner, cult film icon and the original director of Toxic Avenger and Sgt. Kabukiman, Lloyd Kaufman has returned to the director's chair. Of course on a Troma feature he is more likely to get a milk crate than an actual chair. Anyways, he likely wouldn’t even get the chance to sit down during production on the shoestring budgets that Troma films are famous for. Still, they make due and deliver the cheap thrills and wretched films that have sustained this shlock factory for over three decades. Add to that a one month shooting schedule that filmed two complete volumes of this lovable dreck fest (this DVD being the first)!
Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 boasts naked girls, gross-out humor, poor performances and even worse dialogue so tightly crammed together that one can not help but be amazed that a film this raw and unrelenting was ever made. The movie even manages to shoehorn in a couple cameos by none other than Lemmy (Motorhead) and Stan "The Man" Lee. The diehard Troma fanatic, while likely filling their time by huffing bath salts and eating people's faces, might also find entertainment value in the scads of extra content littered all over the special features. They include two commentaries, two featurettes, a music video, and a trailer for Volume 2.
Utterly tasteless and unashamed of its gaudy viscera, Troma fans should be happy with this new offering…and everyone else should be happy to miss it.