The Toxic Avenger Part III…1989 USA comedy horror just released on UK Blu-ray. Unfortunately with about a minute of cuts

Posted: 31 January, 2015 in Distributor Cuts, New Releases
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Toxic Avenger Part III Blu ray The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie is a 1989 USA action comedy horror by Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman.
Starring Ron Fazio, Phoebe Legere and John Altamura. Youtube link IMDb UK: A version based on the Director’s Cut and pre-cut by 1:08s was released for:

Censorship History

Cut for an MPAA R rating but the Director’s Cutis unrated and uncut. This UK Blu-ray release from Arrowis based on the Director’s Cut but is missing 1:08s for reasons unknown.It has been reported that about 1:08s of violent footage is missing from the opening sequence of the Director’s Cut. There’s no recent update of the BBFC rating to reflect this shorter version though.

Thanks to Jon Dracup:

88 Films have said that they got the HD print from Troma in the USA, and that the version they and 88 Films released on Blu-Ray, is Lloyd Kaufman’s preferred Director’s Cut of the film, and it is alleged, Kaufman says that the missing gore was never meant to be included ! (Hmmmmm! Really?)

Sadly, it’s missing a fair bit of violence, mostly from the opening, 10 minute sequence set inside a Tromaville Video Rental store. The cuts noted are:

  • someone having a broom handle, shoved through their head, and once through the head, the head is then forcibly separated from the body
  • someone having their intestines removed, and being strangled with them
  • a scene featuring someone having their hand and fingers squashed in a videocassette-deck

All these scenes appear in previous (non-UK) DVD versions. A shame, as the cuts are really noticeable in the UK Blu-Ray! And according to someone else, the UK audio commentary goes off-kilter and out-of-sync with what’s on-screen, for about 20 seconds too.

Promotional Material

Times are hard for Toxie. What s a hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength to do after he s eliminated crime from his hometown? Desperate to raise money for the experimental surgery that could restore his blind fiancées eyesight, Toxie accepts a lucrative job with the evil multinational conglomerate Apocalypse Inc. Now, Toxies transforming into an even more monstrous creature: a yuppie. And all of Tromaville is paying the price of Toxies Faustian bargain. The Toxic Avenger must defeat his own inner demons before taking on the Devil himself in a battle royale, while the fate of Tromaville hangs in the balance.


  • Region Free
  • Biohazardous introduction by Lloyd Kaufman
  • Radioactive commentary with director Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Superstar Joe Fleishaker
  • Interviews with Satan himself and other cast members
  • Never-before-seen uncut scenes from the Japanese release of the film
  • A Troma-rific slide show of the Toxic Avenger memorabilia
  • Trailers
  • Booklet Notes by Calum Waddell
  • More TBC

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