Independent distributors Synapse Films have announced that they will release on Blu-ray J. Michael Muro's horror comedy Street Trash (1987), starring Mike Lackey, Bill Chepil, Vic Noto. The preliminary release date set by the distributors is June 11th.
In the sleazy, foreboding world of winos, derelicts and drifters in lower Manhattan, two young runaways eighteen-year-old Fred (Mike Lackey) and his younger brother, Kevin (Mark Sferrazza) live in a tire hut in the back of an auto wrecking yard. Life is hard, but the most lethal threat to the boys is the mysterious case of "Tenafly Viper" wine in Ed's liquor store window. The stuff is forty years old and it's gone bad. REAL bad! Anyone who drinks it melts in seconds, and it's only a dollar a bottle.
The subversive cult classic/horror comedy Street Trash rode the last wave of super-gore films in the late '80s before cinema entered the era of safe R-Rated horror and unoriginal remakes. Beautifully re-mastered in high-definition, Street Trash will melt your eyes and ears with stunning picture and sound.
High-Definition Transfer from the Original Camera Negative
5.1 Surround Remix Created Specifically for Home Theatre Environments
Two Audio Commentaries Featuring Producer Roy Frumkes and Director James Muro
THE MELTDOWN MEMOIRS Feature Length Documentary on the History and Making of STREET TRASH
The Original STREET TRASH 16mm Short Film That Inspired the Movie
The Original STREET TRASH Promotional Teaser
Original Theatrical Trailer
ALL-NEW BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES: Jane Arakawa Video Interview and Deleted Scenes.
Create Your Own Bottle of "Tenafly Viper" Wine with the Enclosed Label Sticker.
I found it hard to get through this film when I was a kid watching it on VHS, then later on DVD as an adult. It's a tough one for sure, extremely weird too, but I'm glad it's getting its due. Someone out there will sure appreciate it!
I do love the cover art though. I wish a poster was available.
I have the 2-disc DVD but still probably going to pick this up, just because it is a movie that makes me happy...and I am totally willing to upgrade to show my support for Synapse and cult titles in general. Keep 'em coming!!!
not everyone's bag, but i love this film and been waiting on a bluray for ages now. I caught a screenign of a newly struck 35mm print of this about a year ago and it looks so good - the melty crayola colours really popped.