Troma’s 40th anniversary extravaganza, Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 is coming to Blu-ray March 18th courtesy of Anchor Bay. The film’s director (and co-founder of Troma) Lloyd Kaufman previewed Return to Nuke ‘Em High at this year’s Fan Expo (see our coverage HERE)
Welcome to Tromaville High School. Your typical high school populated with your basic football jocks, wannabe prom queens and glee club hopefuls. Did I say “typical?” After all, this is Tromaville High, where the glee club has mutated into the hideous Cretins after eating tainted tacos courtesy of the Tromorganic Foodstuffs Conglomerate. Chrissy and Lauren (Paredes and Corcoran), two innocent lovers/bloggers, must not only fight the adolescent beasts and freaks, they must also defeat the evil Conglomerate. Will they, along with their mutant pet duck Kevin, save Tromaville High and the rest of society? Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1 has it all – satire, sci-fi, plenty of Troma’s world famous green goo, themes of anti-bullying and LGBT rights. If that isn’t enough, how about death by glee club, high falls, meltdowns and fiery explosions? Wait there’s more! There’s plenty of exposed teen viscera (and breasts!) and love triumphing over prejudice.
Return to Nuke’Em High: Vol. 1 was selected by the Museum of Modern Art as part of their 2013 “Contenders Series,” an annual collection of visionary cinema, selecting influential, innovative films made and released during the year. 2014 also marks the 40th anniversary of Troma Entertainment, the longest surviving independent film label.
Special features include:
- Filmmakers’ Commentary with Writer/Producer/Director Lloyd Kaufman, Producer Justin A. Martell, Executive Producer Matt Manjourides, Associate Producer Regina Katz and Writer Travis Campbell
- Cast Commentary with Corcoran, Parades and co-stars Zac Amico, Clay von Carlowitz and Stuart Kiczek
- Casting Conundrum
- Pre-Production Hell with Mein-Kauf (Man)
- Special (Ed) Effects
- Cell-U-Lloyd Kaufman: 40 Years of TROMAtising The World
- “Architects of Fear: Edison Device” Music Video
- Return To Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 2 Trailer