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Film favorites to pass the Occupation with — no matter what side you’re on

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By MICHAEL NEEL  |  December 7, 2011


THE COMPLETE TOXIC AVENGER SEVEN-DISC BOX SET | $40.99 | AMAZON.COM  | "If someone offered me a hundred million dollars to make a movie? I would first remind him that there are 850 million people in the world who don't have enough to eat." Sound like Mother Teresa? Or maybe Bono? Guess again - it's Lloyd Kaufman, president and co-founder of Troma Entertainment, the independent studio responsible for Class of Nuke 'Em High, Yeti: A Love Story, and Rabid Grannies. Kaufman's politics are best reflected in Troma's Toxic Avenger movies, conveniently available in a seven-disc box set: radioactive waste transforms Melvin, a 98-pound weakling from Tromaville, New Jersey, into a hulking superhero (it also fuses a tutu to his body - don't ask). Toxie rips off limbs, tears intestines, and crushes testicles in his fight for justice: in the four films, he battles a corrupt mayor, the evil corporation Apocalypse Inc., and even the devil. Take a page from Uncle Lloyd and rage against the Machine - be it man, company, or giant radioactive squirrel.


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