Street Trash

Street Trash

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Director: James Muro

Cast: James Muro, Mike Lackey, Vic Noto, Bill Chepil

     
 

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Street Trash has topped the special-edition want list of many a horror/cult fan for years. Thankfully, Synapse Films has stepped up to the plate and created an excellent two-disc set that is likely to dazzle the film's fans. First up is a fantastic high-definition transfer of the film; it is letterboxed with anamorphic enhancement and captures the film's look…  See more details below

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Street Trash has topped the special-edition want list of many a horror/cult fan for years. Thankfully, Synapse Films has stepped up to the plate and created an excellent two-disc set that is likely to dazzle the film's fans. First up is a fantastic high-definition transfer of the film; it is letterboxed with anamorphic enhancement and captures the film's look with dazzling clarity and color. In terms of audio, fans are treated to the original Dolby 2.0 mono soundtrack and a new 5.1 stereo remix. Both sound great, but the 5.1 mix really shows off the intricacies of the film's unique sound design. Also included on the first disc are a theatrical trailer and two audio commentary tracks, one by writer/producer Roy Frumkes and the other by director Jim Muro. These tracks compliment each other nicely, with Frumkes giving a broad-based view of the production and how the script evolved while Muro breaks down the film from a technical perspective. The second disc is devoted entirely to extras, the centerpiece being a new, two-hour-plus documentary on Street Trash, entitled "The Meltdown Memoirs." It's an excellent piece that was orchestrated and narrated by Frumkes, and it covers the film's history in exhaustive detail, bringing back many of the cast members and key crew people to offer an array of fascinating, often hilarious anecdotes. Also included on disc two is the original 16 mm student-film version of Street Trash by Muro that inspired the feature and a short promotional trailer used to promote the film. The second disc is capped with an annotated behind-the-scenes image gallery. All in all, this is an impressive, comprehensive special edition that offers the ultimate tribute to Street Trash's bizarre appeal.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
The horror-video boom of the 1980s unleashed many a gruesome spectacle on fans during that time, but few were as wild or relentless as Street Trash. It's definitely not a film for the sensitive; the plot and the characters are equally grimy, there's an accent on bizarre, gory spectacle, and the film has a seriously dark sense of humor (topics like rape, castration, and necrophilia are played for laughs). That said, anyone with a taste for cinema's wild side might enjoy Street Trash because it delivers the trashy goods and does so with a surprisingly artful touch. Roy Frumkes' script offers a surprisingly complex ensemble narrative that is packed with raunchy, endlessly quotable dialogue. Better yet, director Jim Muro frames the action with a dazzling eye for color and motion; he and cinematographer David Sperling make brilliant use of the steadycam to give the film a kinetic visual pulse. Street Trash is also unusually well-acted for a low-budget indie-horror effort. Everybody gives solid, charismatic performances, but the true scene-stealers are Troma film vet R.L. Ryan as a sleazy auto-junkyard owner and Tony Darrow and James Lorinz as a mobster/doorman duo whose bickering is laugh-out-loud funny. The final hook is the special effects; the "wino meltdown" scenes are some of the most colorful and inventive gore spectacles ever captured on film. In short, Street Trash is not for all tastes, but it will reward the brave viewer with an unforgettable walk on horror's wild side.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/2006
UPC:
0654930305799
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
NR
Source:
Synapse Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
45,441

Special Features

Two audio commentaries featuring producer Roy Frumkes and director James Muro; "The Meltdown Memoirs": All-new two hour documentary on the history and making of Street Trash; Street Trash: The original 16 mm short film that inspired the movie; The long-lost, never-before-seen Street Trash promotional teaser; Behind-the-scenes still gallery; Original theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mike Lackey Fred
Vic Noto Bronson
Bill Chepil Bill the Cop
Mark Sferrazza Kevin, Fred's Brother
Jane Arakawa Wendy
Nicole Potter Winette
R.L. Ryan Frank Schnizer
Clarenze Jarmon Burt
Bernard Perlman Wizzy
Miriam Zucker Drunken Wench
M. D'Jango Krunch Ed
James Lorinz Doorman
Morty Storm Black Suit
Tony Darrow Nick Duran
Frank Farel Actor
Roy Frumkes Actor
Robert Ryan Actor

Technical Credits
James Muro Director,Executive Producer
Jennifer Aspinall Makeup Special Effects
Scott Coulter Makeup Special Effects
Frank Farel Associate Producer
Roy Frumkes Producer,Screenwriter
Dean Kartalas Makeup Special Effects
Denise Labelle Art Director
Mike Lackey Makeup,Makeup Special Effects
Michele Leifer Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Marcucci Production Designer
Tom Molinelli Art Director
David Sperling Cinematographer
Rick Ulfik Score Composer
Dennis Werner Editor
Gary Yee Makeup Special Effects

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Street Trash: Main Feature
1. Main Title/Mad Chase [4:06]
2. A Simple Case of Tenafly Viper [9:41]
3. "The Dog's Humping Me..." [5:26]
4. The Flatbush Foot Brigade [8:26]
5. Shopping Frugal [8:58]
6. Vietnamese Vampires [7:28]
7. ."..Smelled Like My Grandmother's Hamper..." [3:57]
8. Inside the Pussy Patrol Wagon [5:58]
9. De-Cock Rock [9:09]
10. The Don of Douche Bags [5:48]
11. Rogue Cop vs. King of the Winos [5:49]
12. Big Ed Goes Sky High [4:59]
13. Carnage & Garbage [5:48]
14. Mournful Death of a Winette [5:30]
15. Bronson Meets His Ancestors [4:00]
16. End Title/Duran's Musical Lament [5:48]
Disc #2 -- Street Trash: The Meltdown Memoirs and Supplemental Bonus Disc
1. Where It All Began [4:52]
2. Pre-Production [18:03]
3. 1st Day...Rain [10:05]
4. Ducky Drake [7:10]
5. Our Lady of the UFO's [9:34]
6. Don't Mess With Bill [20:24]
7. Post-Production [17:18]
8. Marketing Debacle [16:59]
9. Two Decades Later [15:17]
10. Credits [4:04]

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Street Trash 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Homeless gangs melt into puddles of neon colored slime! Nudity! Violence! Weapons carved from bones! Decapitation! All in the name of cheesey good fun!