Thursday, January 28, 2016
Blu-ray Review: CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH 2: SUBHUMANOID MELTDOWN
CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH 2
Directed by Eric Louzil, Donald G. Jackson
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
If you are familiar with Troma Entertainment, then you know what you are getting when you put in a film called CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH 2: SUBHUMANOID MELTDOWN. You are a getting a film that is just plain crazy, and that's what we like about Troma films, right? Here is the basic plot of the film courtesy of the Troma website:
First there was the super successful theatrical smash hit CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH...now comes the hyper-riotous, big budget sequel: CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH PART II: SUBHUMANOID MELTDOWN! The lovable cretins from Tromaville high school have graduated Summa Cum Weirdly, and the once peaceful Tromaville Institute of Technology is awash in a wave of violence and corporate greed. Meltdowns, massacres, and mutations abound on campus where humongous giant squirrels and obnoxious talking belly buttons are the least of your problems! Gloriously restored in all its anarchic glory, it's CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH PART II: SUBHUMANOID MELTDOWN like you've never seen it before!
Now I must admit, I have never seen the original CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH, but I really don't think you have to have seen that one to enjoy this one. In fact, the film give you a recap of what happened in the first on at the beginning, so you should be good to go. Not that you really need to keep up with any sort of plot though, this just isn't that type of movie! The plot is very unimportant to this film, as the focus here is more on all the crazy stuff going on around the college/nuclear power plant. There are crazy experiemnts on the students, a gang called the Squirrels that terrorize the students, and worst of all, an actual giant radioactive squirrel that tears the place apart!
There is no denying this is a Troma film. It has everything you'd expect from a Troma film including crude humor, bad special effects (some so bad, it's good though), bad acting and gratuitous nudity. If you are a fan of the Toxic Avenger films, you will love this one.
CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH 2: SUBHUMANOID MELTDOWN is available now on Blu-ray and contains the following special features:
* HD transfer of the movie from original materials
* Audio commentary
* Music Video trailer
* Interview with Troma star Lisa Gaye
* Nuke 'Em High Saga trailers including Return to Nuke 'Em High: Vol. 1 & 2
* Premiere of Mystery's music video "Return to Nuke 'Em High"
* Lloyd Kaufman interviews James Gunn on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy
* Troma at the Museum of Modern Art
* The American Cinematheque honors 40 Years of Troma
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray