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Shameless, Tasteless: Trash Cinema From The Soviet Underground
Shameless Tasteless Trash Cinema From The Soviet Underground
Actor: Baba Alla
Director: Yakov Levy
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
UR     2009     2hr 0min

FILTHY! REPULSIVE! BANNED! — Discovered in the lower depths of the Ukrainian black market, Troma proudly presents the infamous works of Soviet sleaze-maestro, Yakov Levi.With casts composed of real-life criminals, prostitut...  more »


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Actor: Baba Alla
Director: Yakov Levy
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Studio: Troma
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/27/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 11
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Russian
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Not the best trash, but if you like Troma.....
slickmd627 | Massachusetts | 02/16/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD has Troma written all over it... After watching, I'm left wondering if this film maker is actually an old Soviet one or if Troma sent one of their own over to produce the work of a huge fan in the Ukraine to make short Troma films and this is all a marketing gimmick.

Now, by normal film watching standards, one star is a generous score for this dvd. But, for fans of trash cinema it holds its own. The films are sort of average in their "rediculousness," poor camera angles, hard cuts, and poor effects, in terms of you get from Troma (hence my thinking they could have produced it), so if it were an american release I'd probably give it 2 1/2-3 stars on a trash scale....... BUT!!!! The nice changes that raised my score to a 4 are: exceptionally sexy Ukrainian girls in several films, a refreshing soviet approach to the storylines, an increase in the quality of humor as you get deep into the dvd, great outtakes, lesbian filler material with lots of sexily dressed girls in makeout scenes, funny commentary, funny special features, and the highly entertaining, disturbingly hilarious Baba Alla whom really captures your imagination in ways you never thought possible..... You just can't believe she exists!! Haha.

I guess the best way I can describe this to fans of low-budget trash would be:

If Bill Zebub directed and Troma Team produced a reimagining of Pink Flamingos into several short films..... It would be just like this, only without the soviet cultural aspects and great commentaries/outtakes.

I prefer Shameless Tasteless to any Bill Zebub and most Troma stuff, but I prefer Richard Kern's Hardcore Collection or early John Waters' films to this 10 fold..... If you're new to trash cinema and want "quality," I recommend Richard Kern's "Hardcore Collection" as a starting point, not this, but if you're in it for the girls and humor, Shameless Tasteless is the way to go!!"