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Street Trash gets UK DVD release!

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I loved this great trashy movie as a teenager. It's actually more accomplished than it looks. The Director used it as a show piece for his Steadicam skill, so it's a lot better put together than other movies of a similar stripe. It's also got a comedy moments that are actually funny rather than cringeworthy.

It's out on DVD today and the making of doc is a classic of the form. Two hours plus, it's of interest to anyone with a thing for the mechanics of low budget film making, regardless of whether you like films where tramps melt in glorious Technicolor.

Here's a review:
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Street Trash gets UK DVD release!
For me Street Trash is a really important release, being one of those titles that I watched repeatedly or a no doubt heavily cut, shoddy video as a teenager. The UK disc does the film justice, despite it's low rent, scuzzy reputation as it's a stunning demonstration of great Steadicam technique and the improved print really shows of those glorious melt sequences with aplomb.


 One of the most outrageous and unforgettable cult classics of 1980s schlock cinema, the gross-out horror-comedy STREET TRASH comes to DVD in January 2010 as a special two-disc edition, not only completely restored and totally uncut, but also loaded with over two hours of extra features including a brand new, exclusive to the UK interview with actress Jane Arakawa (who plays Wendy in the movie) plus a comprehensive, feature-length look back at the making of the film through the eyes of the creative talents responsible for bringing this insane gore-fest to the screen. This release also comes with a reversible sleeve that gives fans the choice of displaying the movie's original UK rental video artwork or a newly commissioned piece of oil painting artwork, plus a poster of the same.

Hailed as "funny and gross and mortifying and frightening, and loaded with talent, wit and imagination on both sides of the camera" by Oscar winning director Jonathan Demme (The Silence Of The Lambs), STREET TRASH is an unbelievably gory and hilarious exercise in cinematic bad taste that "ranks among the debut films of George Romero, Tobe Hooper, Sam Raimi and Wes Craven" (Mad Magazine, Paris).

Prepare to witness a molten hobo holocaust as the homeless denizens of New York City's skid row and its nearby junkyards fall foul to the irresistible taste of Tenafly Viper, an alcoholic delight that brings a whole new meaning to the term "gut rot". When a local liquor store owner discovers a case of out-of-date Viper in his basement, little does he know that selling it off cheap to the bums who frequent his store will have the devastating effect of turning those who even sip the brew into a exploding and melting, Day-Glo masses of liquefied flesh and bone. And a lot of them want to sip it!

Directed by Michael J. Muro (today a prolific and highly respected Director of Photography and Steadicam Operator whose impressive list of credits includes award winning blockbusters such of "Crash", "Titanic", "Heat" and "Terminator 2" to name a few) and co-written by Muro and Roy Frumkes (director of the George A. Romero documentary, "Document Of The Dead"Wink, STREET TRASH is one movie that, prior to its release, nobody had ever seen the likes of which before, and it's highly unlikely we'll ever see anything quite like it again.

So, if you want to see a movie that plays fast and loose with graphically exploding tramps, opportunistic necrophilia (don't ask) and a random game of "catch" in which one unfortunate desperately tries to retrieve his severed penis, you need to look no further than STREET TRASH. Trust us, you won't be disappointed.

The two-disc STREET TRASH (cert. 18) will be released on DVD (£15.99) by Arrow Video on 11th January 2010. Special Features include: "The Meltdown Memoirs" feature; a UK exclusive interview with Jane Arakawa (Wendy).