THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A GOOD WAR TO MAKE HEROES OF US ALL!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A GOOD WAR TO MAKE HEROES OF US ALL!
Ship to Shore and Locked Groove to release long-lost vinyl soundtrack to the 1988 cult action masterpiece, TROMA’S WAR!

Brooklyn, June 19, 2017 – Today, Ship to Shore PhonoCo, a New York-based independent record label, is proud to announce the upcoming release of TROMA’S WAR. Nearly 10 years in the making, the remastered, never before available soundtrack, lands on vinyl and digital in record stores nationwide and online at www.tromaswar.com on July 4th, 2017.

Composed and performed by Chris DeMarco and directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, TROMA’S WAR tells the story of a group of marooned citizens who stumble upon a terrorist plot to take over the United States. With no help in sight and no way to contact reinforcements, it’s up to these ordinary people to save the world! A political satire of the glamorization of war in the 1980s, TROMA’S WAR is considered Troma’s “undiscovered masterpiece,” and the film celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018.

Released in collaboration with Locked Groove Recording Co., a Colorado-based independent record label, the original motion picture score to TROMA’S WAR has been painstakingly remastered from the original master tapes by the composer at Dreamco Music Studios in Kennesaw, GA.

Featuring the complete motion picture score including cuts not used in the final film, TROMA’S WAR will be released on 140-gram red and orange “Triumphant Explosion” colored vinyl and is limited to 1000 copies worldwide. A download card containing the score along with extended cuts will be included with the vinyl release and also available separately at www.tromaswar.com.

Chris DeMarco has been writing and performing music since the early 1970s, playing with the likes of Billy Joel, Tom Scholz (Boston), Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper band) and a virtual “who’s who” of legendary musicians, which culminated in the formation of his band Riff Raff, which was signed to Island Records. Chris has released five full-length albums, the latest of which, Genetic Marker, was released in 2016. Chris also composed the music for the 1989 Troma film, TOXIC AVENGER PART III: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF TOXIE, based on the music of Antonin Dvorak.

Ship to Shore and Locked Groove will present a release party for TROMA’S WAR on July 11th, 2017, culminating in a rare 35mm screening of the unrated director’s cut of the film at Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn). Composer Chris DeMarco and co- director Lloyd Kaufman will be in attendance, signing copies of the vinyl for fans.

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About Ship to Shore PhonoCo.

The Ship to Shore Phonograph Co.’s mission is to provide high-quality physical releases of difficult-to-find, unreleased, and new-to-the-format music. Recent releases include Tiny Tim’s Lost & Found, Vol. II, Class of Nuke ‘Em High Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, George A. Romero’s “Martin” Soundtrack, and MANOS: The Hands of Fate. More information can be found at www.shiptoshoremedia.com.

About Locked Groove Recording Co. Ltd.

Based in Northern Colorado, Locked Groove is an independent record label that aims to share the new, the fun, and the obscure with audiophiles everywhere. More information can be found at www.lockedgrooverecords.com.

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Despite great early reviews of Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Vol.2 from 2017 Fascist Cannes Film Festival…

Kaufman says, “I’ll never go back there again”

“Despite the harassment, arrests and suppression we received from the Fascist Cannes Film Festival, the Cannes trade screenings of  Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Vol.2 was a huge success! The film received great reviews even though the elites at Cannes marked my 50th year of movie making by shoving my face in shit.” stated Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, whose been attending Cannes Film Festival since 1976. “I will never go back to Fascist Cannes Film Festival. Vichy and P étain have won the day!”

Troma Entertainment, the longest running truly independent film company in American history, presented exclusive trade screenings of Lloyd Kaufman’s highly anticipated, long awaited second installment of his two-part event film , Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Vol.2 at the prestigious Arcades 3 cinema in Cannes, France on May 23rd, 2017. A third “encore” screening was added due to over flowing crowds and rave reviews, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of  The Toxic Avenger.

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Salem Kapsaski’s Punk Rock Musical, Spidarlings World Premiere on Troma Now July 1st

Troma Entertainment, the longest running truly independent film company in American history, is proud to announce the acquisition of Salem Kapsaski’s punk rock musical Spidarlings, World Premiere on Troma NowJuly 1st, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.  Spidarlings Trailer Here: Spidarlings

 
 
Poverty stricken lovers Eden and Matilda have enough trouble just getting through the days…Their Landlord is trying to terrorize them and strange things seem to be going on at “Juicy Girls”, the place where Matilda works…but when Eden buys a pet spider the real troubles start.
Spidarlings Trailer Here: Spidarlings
 
While creating SpidarlingsDirector Salem Kapsaski drew inspiration from his own real life experiences with financial struggles, a ruthless landlord, and relentless threats to his family from an unstable individual. These real life experiences mixed with influences from John Waters, I Love Lucy, Lloyd Kaufman, Peanuts cartoons and an amazing musical score by Jeff Kristian are what makes Spidarlings a totally original, remarkable independent film.

Star of Spidarlings, Rahel Kapsaski

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Troma introduces “The Weirdest Movie in the World!” with Nick Grant’s Gutboy: A Badtime Story

World Premiere on Troma Now, June 1st

 

Troma Now, Troma Entertainment’s exclusive content streaming service, proudly presents the World Premiere of Nick Grant’s one-of-a-kind Comedy/Musical/Puppet feature film, Gutboy: A Badtime Story on June 1st, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.
Watch the trailer here: Gutboy: A Badtime Story
 
Gutboy: A Badtime Story premieres on Troma Now June 1st!
 
A hapless fisherman is tricked out of his skin, and teams up with a mermaid to enact revenge on the men who tricked him. This tumultuous voyage for vengeance becomes arduous as the heroes encounter Golden Giants, Kug “The Law”, and Broadway worthy musical numbers!
Gutboy: A Badtime Story is a dark comedy feature movie musical… with puppets! Written and Directed by Nick Grant, Gutboy is what @DiceonFilm calls “one of the most unique films Troma Entertainment has distributed in years.” Gutboy  uses a large array of marionettes and stick puppets which were handled by Puppet Designer and Lead Puppeteer, Daniel Fay, and the film’s rich and triumphant score was composed by Cormac Blustone (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia).
 

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The World Premiere of Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Vol.2

Troma Entertainment proudly presents: The World Premiere of Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Vol.2 at the Arcades 3 Cinema Cannes Film Festival, May 23rd.

World Premiere of Lloyd Kaufman’s highly anticipated second installment of his 2-part event film Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Vol.2  at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in the prestigious Arcades 3 Cinema, May 23rd at 17:30 (5:30pm), it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.
 
 
Lloyd Kaufman & Michael Herz present a Troma Team Production: 
Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Vol. 2, starring Catherine Corcoran, 
premiering May 23rd!
 
“I couldn’t be happier with Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Vol.2 . The Troma Team and I have been working on this film for the past 7 years. We put our sweat, blood and slime into the production and can’t wait for the world to see it! Vol.2 truly is as my partner and VP of Troma Entertainment, Michael Herz says, “The best Troma movie ever made!” stated Lloyd Kaufman, Director of Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Vol.2 .
 
stars Catherine Corcoran, Asta Paredes and Zac Amico
 
Quentin Tarantino has been a fan and friend of Troma for years, and when he made Kill Bill in two volumes to create an “Event Film,” Lloyd Kaufman took note. “Michael Herz and I decided that to mark Troma’s 40th year we, too, would produce an ‘Event Film’ in two volumes just like Quentin did,” says Kaufman, “except slightly less lavish in the budget area.” Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1 & 2, directed by Lloyd Kaufman, is a hilarious, thoughtful sci-fi “Event Film” with themes ripped straight from today’s headlines: the contamination and degradation of the world’s food supply, rampant bullying, and LGBTQ love triumphing over prejudice and violence. 
 
The film, a revisiting of Troma’s 1986 Class of Nuke ‘Em High is in the same vein as other classics such as Class of 1984, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, and Carrie, but seen through the unique vision of Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team. Welcome to Tromaville High School where, unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a vicious gang of Cretins. Chrissy and Lauren, two innocent lesbian lovers, must fight not only the Cretins, mutants and monsters but also the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs Conglomerate. Can they and Kevin the Wonder Duck save Tromaville High School and the world?
 
Up next from Troma is Lloyd Kaufman’s second installment of his two-part film event, Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Vol.2 and it’s coming to the Cannes Film Festival! 7 years in the making, Vol.2 is shaping up to be what Michael Herz has called “The best Troma Movie ever made!”
Arcades 3
77 Rue Félix Faure, 06400 Cannes, France
May 23 5:30p, May 24 8:30p, May 25 3:30p
 
World Premiere of Theatrical Trailer for,
Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 2
Warning this trailer is NSFW 

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Lloyd Kaufman Turns Down Director of FBI Job Offer to be Special Guest at MCM London Comic Con

London Comic Con ExCel London, London, UK May 26th-May 28th

“Being Director of the FBI sounded great, 
but the job security seems flimsy nowadays.” – Lloyd Kaufman
 
“I am deeply honored to be a special guest at the brilliant MCM London Comic Con where I will join a panel to discuss Troma’s latest and greatest film, Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Vol.2 AND the magnificent 35mm film, Essex Spacebin, by David Hollinshead and Philip Thompson which is available to buy now on Amazon! I love the people of London and am happy to sign and take photos for FREE!”
 
Mr. Kaufman, Toxie and Tromettes will be at the Troma Booth during the convention where fans will be able to take pictures and receive signings for FREE! In addition to the panel and Troma Booth, Mr. Kaufman will also be in the gaming section of the convention, supporting the new video game he is in Victor Vran: Motorhead through the Ages.
8/10 Review in premier cult magazine, Starburst
Essex Spacebin available to buy now on Amazon Prime!
 
During the convention, the Troma Team will be running the Troma Booth, where  TROMERCH such as the Toxie Skinner T-Shirt, Toxie patches, the radical Troma Skatedeck, and Troma’s newest Blu-ray releases B.C. ButcherHonky Holocaust & Fear Town, USA/The Slashening will be TROMABUNDANT! 
 

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Cannes Joyfully Welcomes Back The Troma Team!

 

Preparations for Troma Parades, Street Theater, Cannes Zombie Walk,
Big iconic Troma Party at Le Petite Majestic, and World Premiere of Vol. 2 begin!

May 17th, 2017
 
 

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Lloyd Kaufman & Toxie Pack Their Bags for Portugal

                                                                   

While embarking on his journey to Cannes Film Festival for the World Premiere of Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Vol.2, Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, and Toxie will be special guests in Lisbon, Portugal to attend a Troma Tribute by Filipe Melo including screenings of The Toxic Avenger and Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol.1 at Lisbon’s most prestigious venue Espaço Nimas on May 17th.  For more info on the event click here: Troma Tribute Espaco Nimas Read more…


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Troma Entertainment Captures the Moan-ment with Chandonnet’s Memento Mortis

Troma Entertainment, the longest running truly independent film company in American history, is proud to announce the acquisition of Adam Chandonnet’s Erotic Horror Memento Mortis, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.  Memento Mortis Trailer Here: Memento Mortis.
 
 
In Memento Mortis, a picture is worth a 1000 moans
Shay (Aurora Grabill), a photographer, uses dead bodies as props in her erotic photos. Her morbid artistry takes a turn for the worst once she falls in love.
 
 
AURORA GRABILL- ACTRESS
 
Aurora Grabill, 33, the star of Memento Mortis, is no stranger to the New England horror and B-movie scene. The Massachusetts native made her film debut in the 2005 film Raving Maniacs and went on to be featured in many genre films including The Disco Exorcist, Frankenstein’s Hungry Dead, Honky Holocaust (on Troma Now), Space People, The Ungovernable Force, and Blood of the Tribades.
ADAM CHANDONNET – DIRECTOR/WRITER
 
Adam Chandonnet, 28, is a Massachusetts based independent filmmaker. He made his feature debut with Memento Mortis, a film he both wrote and directed. Chandonnet has been writing since he was a child but didn’t turn to filmmaking until high school as something fun to do with friends. In 2014, he created the web series Cannibal Girl, a lesbian themed horror comedy starring Aurora Grabill. Chandonnet has also written and directed a handful of short films including Dead Light District and Object of My Affection.
Memento Mortis is coming soon to Troma Now, Troma Entertainment’s exclusive World Premiere content streaming service!

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18th Annual All Free TromaDance Film Festival

“A Film Festival is like sex, better when it’s free.”

18th Annual All Free TromaDance Film Festival Submissions Deadline extends through June 1st

Troma Entertainment, the longest running truly independent film company, has extended the submissions deadline to their 18th Annual All Free TromaDance Film Festival, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.

Film, Art, Music, Panels! TromaDance Submissions Deadline extended to June 1st! Submit here: tromadance.com
 

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