Totally wrong, awful... and yet
M. Scott Walters | Ithaca, NY | 07/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I think it's safe to say you will either love this film or hate it. I am one of the former, but am hard-pressed to tell you why. It's one of those movies that's so completely without any redeeming value that it actually ends up being enjoyable. If I had to describe it, I'd call it a cross between "Repo Man" and "Plan 9 From Outer Space"... with nazis and surfing thrown in for good measure. If you can enjoy something lewd, crude, bizarre, and outrageously bad, you'll probably laugh yourself silly and enjoy this movie. If not, you'll probably want to burn it."
A Guilty Pleasure!
John Lindsey | Socorro, New Mexico USA. | 05/26/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In the near future, a Californian beach has been taken over by a ruthless gang called "The Surf Nazis" whom are modern day neo-nazis and their leader nicknamed Adolph who literally can surf and would hurt anyone who enters their territory or gets in their way. When an African-American fellow named Leroy gets murdered by them, his mother sets off to buy weapons as she plots to take revenge for her son's death.
Silly and entertaining Sci-fi action comedy romp from Troma which is not as bad as some people say! what can you expect from the studios? yes there is bad acting and cheesy special effects but there's some nice action sequences, nudity and violence abound, if you can suspend your disbelief then you'll enjoy this movie like any B-movie or Troma flicks.
This DVD has good picture and sound quality as the movie is the unrated director's cut with scenes cut out when it came out to theaters back in 1987 and has goodies like an introduction by Troma's founder Lloyd Kaufman, a interactive tour of the Troma studios building, the original Theatrical trailer and other Tromatic trailers, Troma Intelligence Test, interviews, deleted scenes, and more.
Also recommended: "Battle Royale 1 & 2", "Terminator Trilogy", "A Clockwork Orange", "Mad Max", "The Road Warrior", "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome", "The Warriors", "Escape from New York", "The Running Man", "Barefoot Gen", "Fist of the North Star (Anime)", "Troma's War", "Combat Shock", "Akira", "Natural Born Killer", "Rock & Rule", "They Live", "Leon The Professional", "Shaft ( 1971 and 2000)", "Cannibal! The Musical", "American History X", "Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky", "I Spit on Your Grave", "Total Recall", "Robocop", "Tank Girl", "Wizards", "Blade Runner", "Waterworld" and "Sgt. Kubikiman NYPD"."
John Lindsey | 08/25/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Who cares if it's a bad B flick? The fun is watching Leroy's Mama trash the Surf Nazis one by one until she stands alone in triumph! The scene where Adolph is making love to his girlfriend on the beach has a classic line: "Adolph...I told you...NOT HERE!""
May be the best film from Troma Studios
H. Robertson | 02/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For a low budget Troma film, this is a cut above the rest. You actually get some wonderful cinematography on the beach scenes and real fear from the racists statements. You love Momma for what she does and you'll see some interesting costume ideas borrowed from the movie "A Clockwork Orange." If you like the Troma style of film making, this is a must have. I'm waiting for the blu ray edition."