This is a cut-for-TV print
Z | Mississippi | 05/31/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Troma released this as a "special edition," but it's a butchered-for-TV print that's missing some of the gore and has some scenes slightly looped. In the old videocassette of this film (which has just about the same picture quality - the DVD's no improvement in that aspect, either) there were many shots of a severed hand that the farmer had to stand on when he was being visited by the cops. In the Troma DVD, you can't even tell what's happening in that scene because they removed all the shots of the severed hand.
"Pigs" isn't a masterpiece (although light years better than any movie that Troma actually produced), but the film and the people who buy it deserve an uncut copy, not the mess that Troma's foisted on us.
I didn't particularly appreciate not being able to skip over the obnoxious "Make Your Own Damn Movie" ad at the beginning of the disc, either. And I'm about sick of Lloyd Kaufman's moronic "introductions" to the movies that Troma releases, too. Just shut up and roll the film, Lloyd... and make it uncut next time."
THIS Little Piggy Should Never Have Left Home...
Mooviedude "Russ" | florida, usa | 05/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WoW!!! What a suprise. This is a little hidden gem from the early 1970s. A crazy woman escapes from the nut farm and seeks shelter in a pig farm. The problem is she can't stop a killin', the good news is the pigs already eat human flesh. Whala! No trace of the victims. Later explored in "Motel Hell," the farmers SPECIAL recipe is human flesh fed to the pigs, i.e. people eating pigs eating people. The whole thing is repulsive, but the film is tight, scary, and funny at times. The film transfer is dark, and some scenes are hard to see. The feeling of fear and isolation, and the screaming of the pigs is effective."