The Toxic Avenger Part II
Budget 2.3 million USD
Country United States
Genre Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Film series The Toxic Avenger
|Cast Ron Fazio (The Toxic Avenger / Apocalypse Inc. Executive), John Altamura (The Toxic Avenger), Phoebe Legere (Claire), Rick Collins (Apocalypse Inc. Chairman), Rikiya Yasuoka (Big Mac Bunko), Tsutomu Sekine (Announcer)|
Director Lloyd KaufmanMichael Herz
Release date February 24, 1989 (1989-02-24)
Based on Characters by Joe Ritter
Writer Lloyd Kaufman (story), Gay Partington Terry (screenplay), Lloyd Kaufman (screenplay), Pericles Lewnes (additional material), Fumio Furuya (additional material), Yoshiko Miyamoto (additional material), Andrew Wolk (additional material), Phil Rivo (additional material)
Directors Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz
Similar movies Superman, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Superman III
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The Toxic Avenger Part II is a 1989 superhero comedy horror film released by Troma Entertainment. It was directed by Lloyd Kaufman and features The Toxic Avenger in an adventure to Japan to meet his father. The film has received cult status among a new audience almost a generation after it was first released. Go Nagai makes a cameo appearance and the film is also the debut of actor/martial artist Michael Jai White and musician/composer/performance artist Phoebe Legere.
Five years after the events of the original film, The Toxic Avenger (Ron Fazio) is lured to Tokyo, Japan by the evil corporation Apocalypse Inc. So while the Toxic Avenger is fighting crime in Tokyo, Apocalypse Inc. spreads evil in Tromaville and it is up to the famous hideously deformed superhero of superhuman size and strength to stop the abominable Apocalypse Inc. from attacking both Tokyo and Tromaville.
When production started, John Altamura played The Toxic Avenger with Ron Fazio doing some doubling for mainly long shots of the character as he was cast already as an Apocalypse Inc. executive. However, according to an 2001 interview with Fazio, Altamura abused his authority by complaining about the make-up and had threatened some staff members, pushing Kaufman to fire Altamura. Kaufman then hired Fazio to play the Toxic Avenger when production moved to Tokyo, Japan. However, Kaufman kept the scenes with Altamura in the film, hence in the film's opening fight sequence, we see both Fazio and Altamura facing against each other with Fazio playing the tiger-striped member of Apocalypse Inc who gets punched Exorcist-style by Altamura's Toxic Avenger. Fazio's voice would be used as the Toxic Avenger.
Michael Jai White made his film debut in the film and not only acted as a member of Apocalypse Inc., but assisted with the film's fight sequences in New York while Hitoshi Genma coordinated the film's action scenes in Japan.
The 'Unrated Director's cut' version released on DVD by Troma Entertainment is actually missing almost all scenes of gore. The full version with an extra 10 minutes of gore is currently only available in the 'Tox Box' DVD set which is now out of print.
The Japanese and German releases are the full uncut version.
The 2008 'Complete Toxic Avenger' 7-disc DVD set includes the uncut version and is the same disc found in the 'Tox Box'.
88 Films released the film in 98kb in November 2014 on Blu-ray, the US release of Blu-ray Disc was in High Definition.
The Toxic Avenger Part II currently holds a rare 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.
ReferencesThe Toxic Avenger Part II Wikipedia
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