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« on: September 20, 1999, 01:56:30 PM »

     At last!  Street Trash gets some recognition for the piece of crap that it is!!  While watching this film my friends and I chanted "DRINK THE VIPER!  DRINK THE VIPER!!"  The Viper Deaths are the only redeeming qualities to this film; I think that the fat guy exploding is the best, followed by the guy melting into the crapper.  
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 1999, 09:55:36 PM »

I absolutely hate this film.  The writer, Roy Frumkes (he's also businessman who explodes) and the guy who plays Ed both taught at my college.  The guy who plays Ed (his real name is Gary Cooper, no kidding) is one of the most vile people I have ever met.  
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 1999, 04:36:31 PM »

Street Trash is one of the greatest exploitation films of all time, one of the last great films of the 80's before the horror genre degenerated completely into endless Friday the 13th sequels and suchlike.  No-One has mentioned the song over the final credits though! Oh jesus! In one of the most surreal moments in sleaze cinema history the mafia don guy sings over the final credits as he melts away, and the lyrics to the song are just hilarious!  this film mixes gore, slapstick and horror in a way that predates Peter Jackson in every way!  The director went on to do the cinematography for the Doors movie (note the continuous use of steadicam in that movie AND this as a link between the two).  The Australian video release is the most complete with a close up shot during the catsration scene which isnt present in either the (deleted) US release or the (recently rereleased in a butchered form) UK release.  Street Trash.  Yes!
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 1999, 08:55:54 PM »

This movie rocks. My friend who hated it said "Man,it's like the guy who wrote this didn't know what he wanted. What it's like being a bum,being a crazed Vietnam vet,a cop who pukes on people,or a drink that melts you into goo. So he put all four in it at once." He then goes on to say how that sucks,but you know how much it doesn't. Dong keepaway scene is priceless,and even the cut Blockbuster version at least shows the game. If you're a big WWF fan,you might recognize the fat bald junkyard owner as Bastion Booger, who wore some sort of dirty gauze strap outfit I think the chick from 5th Element wore...but only cleaner,and less fat and bald. Good to see that even obscure pro wrestlers can find work in movies like Street Trash. No need to worry,Macho Man! Oooooh yeah-yah!
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 1999, 10:47:08 PM »

Uh, pretty boring film, don't ya think ? I mean, between the melting scenes and the cut-penis chase, there's really nothing to enjoy, is it ? Bad acting, boring situations, boring direction, Street Trash it is !
Warren H.
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2000, 08:06:42 PM »

This movie actually contains one of the most horrifying and tasteless things I've ever seen: the gang rape of the drunk woman by all the bums in the junkyard.  That completely turned me off to any fine points this movie might have had.  Delete that segment, have Fred and his brother strike it rich, and then move the "big fight" between Bronson and the cop to the end, then have the cop win,shove Bronson into a car crusher, and turn it on.  Bronson's squishing, spewing corpse would be the perfect climax to this film.  Those modifications would have made this into a great little movie.
Drexl (UK)
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

As entertainment, Street Trash succeeds only mildly.  In between the obvious and exagerreated characters melting, and of course, THAT penis decapitation scene, the acting, direction and pretty much everything without gore nearby it is downright boring.  I am well aware that most people in the UK haven't seen it, as I suspect a lot of people everywhere else on the planet haven't either.  The UK version (amazingly) is not that badly cut.  Neither is the US one.  But, i have a suggestion:  Why don't we do our own cut and slice all the bad bits out?  What, essentially, we would end up with is about 15 minutes of gore, humour and penis throwing all in one go.  

Street Trash is the porno equivalent of the splatter genre; we don't want a story... we don't care about the direction, acting or the dialogue, hell, we don't even care about the characters.  We only want to see the characters f**king.  Or, in Street Trash's case, we only want to see the characters f**king die.

The Drex.
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

Stuff a movie full of the most offensive ideas you can think of and what do you get?  STREET TRASH.  I saw this at a downtown dive of a theater (the prostitutes used the balconey for their business transactions, yech) and was pretty impressed overall.   A real New York movie, and not one for the faint hearted.  I laugh and squirm each time I see it.  Anybody out there know if the end title song is available on tape or CD?  

It should also be noted that Mr. Mob-turned-Blob plays a restaurant owner/manager in the mobster classic Goodfellas.
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Without a doubt, Street Trash had the best dialogue I'd ever heard. Yes, I like the eFfects, the characters, locations, etc. But where Frumke really triumphed was in the dialogue. Bronson's ramblings are the funniest but I thought all the lines were pretty entertaining. Frumke also did the opening scene for Doctor Butcher, MD.
Dominic Francoeur
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

Congratulation for your good taste.

I saw this movies many years ago, and I wil remember it for the rest of my life.  This is something you can't forget, just like the crash of Challenger, or the election of W. Bush.  

I'll let you notice that the french title for this movie is "Corps  a vidange", that means something like: trash or garbage body.
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

This film is pretty lame overall. It's hard to tell which character in the weak script you should feel for, THEY'RE ALL SUCH a***oleS! Especially to eachother. Thye are all rotten, filthy, conniving pricks. Anyways it seems the only good qualities are the gore, and even that isn't done worth a s**t, (like using paint for melting flesh-ever heard of latex?). I once knew a guy who traded the cult classic CARNIVAL OF SOULS with me for Street Trash. Man did he get ripped off! If all you B-Carnisours wanna check out some gore films that are done well check out MANIAC-a sicko phsycho classic with FX done by the man TOM SAVINI, and any other film done by him rule: DAWN OF THE DEAD, DAY OF THE DEAD, DEATH DREAM.
other well done gore films: Friday the 13th 1 & 2, BURNING MOON (German), THE Street Fighter (Japan-a personnal fave).
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

Ed the liquor store owner is my Father-in-law.

no kidding!
Osama bin Lobster
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

Whew, what a stinker. Morally repugnant without the guts (or the imagination) to really try to be revolting. When I say that you can see every penny of the budget right up there on the screen, it's definitely NOT a compliment. The cop beating up the guy then puking on him was the only good thing about this movie. "The first 'melt' movie" eh? Yes, and the last, talk about your one-trick pony. I'll go with the 15-minute edit idea, that's the only way this could hold my attention and even then I wouldn't cross the street to watch it again. Give me 'Nekromantik' any day.
Tou Mou
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

My friends and I have always sought out and loved really crappy/out there/ unusual movies, and Street Trash certainly didn't disapoint. We rented it out in about 1989 and just could not believe what we were watching.  One friend of mine actually bought a copy from HMV not long after for only £4.99.  I wish I had.  It's been too long since I saw this pile of crap.  But what a piece of crap!
Video shops just haven't been the same since the late eighties/early nineties - how many gems can you unearth at Blockbuster or anywhere else these days?
Small video shops with extensive back catalogues are very rare now - in Manchester, England at least.
Find this crap and love it - peace
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2001, 02:25:12 AM »

This movie in another over the top flick with little plot and gore galore!  Hilarious moments make up this film from the toliet scene to the penis keep away game to the fat dude exploding, and so on.  How can people bad mouth this film is beyond me...
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