Title: Tromatized, Meet Lloyd Kaufman

Also known as:
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Year: 2008

Genre: Documentary

Language: English

Runtime: 90 min

Director: Fabien Martorell

Writer: Fabien Martorell

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1213657/


Plot:
In an hour and a half we get to listen to Lloyd Kaufman talk about his life as a filmmaker, along with listening to famous people and people who has worked on Troma films talk about Lloyd Kaufman and what exactly makes him so great.

Our thoughts:
Being a huge Troma and Lloyd Kaufman fan, watching this movie was a given. I already know a bunch about the man, but I thought that just maybe I could find out some things I hadn't heard before. And I did. It gives us a deeper look at who Lloyd Kaufman is and what great things he actually has done. With the help of famous people like Stan Lee, Roger Corman and James Gunn, to just name a few, this documentary makes you understand that he is much more than a man who's just making "shitty" movies. The movie industry actually has more to thank him for than it does, and even being described in this film as "the East Coast Roger Corman", and we all know how much he has done, not only for horror fans, but alot of big names has come out of his films. Just like with Troma films.

The documentary mostly consists of interviews with people, like the ones that I mentioned above. We also have alot of interviews with people who has worked on Troma films, like Trent Haaga and Tiffany Shepis. Between interviews, we're shown scenes of several different Troma flicks, ranging from "The Toxic Avenger", to "The Battle of Love's Return", along with behind-the-scenes footage of "Poultrygeist", "Terror Firmer" and so on. This makes the film alot more enjoyable because you get your occasional gore and tits, but also you get to see a few shots when Lloyd actually is working on a film of his.

I only had very few problems with the documentary, but I have to get them out of my skull. First of all, they should've put a little text in the corner telling us which movie the scene we are shown is from. I knew all of the films myself, but this film will definitely be watched by some people who are new to Troma who has no idea what flicks we see in here. My second problem is the fact that Trey Parker isn't in the film, and third is that I would also have liked to see Herschell Gordon Lewis in it. Trey because he did Cannibal! The Musical and is huge now, and H.G. Lewis because he is a very interesting people who I think would have a few nice things to say. I think I remember from the "Make Your Own Damn Movie!" DVD that him and Lloyd know eachother. I always think of H.G. Lewis as a horror/sleaze/exploitation version of Lloyd Kaufman.

It's a good documentary, and God bless, Lloyd Kaufman deserves a documentary about him for all the amazing things he has done through his hard working independent years. If you like to hear good things about this man for 90 minutes, this is the film for you.


Positive things:
- Interesting to listen to famous people talk about Lloyd Kaufman.
- Lloyd Kaufman deserves a documentary about him.
- Troma!
Negative things:
- No Trey Parker and H.G. Lewis.
- They never tell us what movie the scene we are shown is from.

Rating:
Gore: 2/5
Nudity: 1/5
Story: 0/5
Effects: 3/5
Comedy: 2/5

We got this movie from:
Myspace.com/tromatizedthedoc

Reviewed by:
Ronny




 

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