Surf Nazis Must Die Blu Ray Review (Troma)
Surf Nazis Must Die is a 1987 post-apocalyptic exploitation film directed by Peter George (Acapulco H.E.A.T. and Young Goodman Brown). An earthquake leaves the California coastline in ruins and reduces the beaches to a state of chaos. A group of neo-Nazis led by Adolf (played by: Barry Brenner from Maniac Cop 1 and 2), the self-proclaimed “Führer of the new beach”, takes advantage of the resulting chaos by fighting off several rival surfer gangs to seize control of the beaches. Meanwhile, an African American oil well worker named Leroy (played by: Robert Harden from Overkill) is killed by the surf Nazis while jogging on the beach. Leroy’s mother, “Mama” Washington (played by: Gail Neely from The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, The Wayans Bros.,and Earth Girls Are Easy), devastated by the loss of her son, vows revenge. After arming herself with a handgun and grenades, she breaks out of her retirement home and exacts vengeance on the Surf Nazis!!!!Surf Nazis Must Die is still one of the best movie titles ever!!!! I remember this one always stood out in the VHS section in the 80’s with it’s interesting name and awesome artwork. I’ve been a huge fan of Troma for a long time now and Surf Nazis Must Die is still one of their all time great catalog titles. It definitely leaves up to it’s name and you get what you would expect in this. It’s one of the better independent features from the 80’s. Revenge movies were huge at the time and they made one here with a different approach so it stood out when compared to the others. The cast was over the top for the most part but it works for something like this. You get a little bit of everything here, it has some cool visuals that take you back to when it was made. I’ve seen this one so many times over the years and it never gets old. The replay value is very strong here. Turn off your brain and have some fun with Surf Nazis Must Die, RECOMMENDED!!!!!This 1080p (1.85:1) transfer looks better than all the other previous home video releases in the states so yes it’s a slight upgrade compared to those but it still has it’s issues. Surf Nazis Must Die definitely shows it’s age and low budget here after all these years but it has some nice visuals in it. The English 2.0 Dolby Digital track is solid here. The dialogue is very clean, all the chaos is elevated, and the soundtrack sounds great here. It has a brand new exclusive “Intro” from Lloyd Kaufman that’s almost 2 minutes. “Audio Commentary” with director Peter George. It’s 2013 and it was featured on “The Projection Booth” podcast. The rest of the extras are from the original DVD release and they are in standard definition. It has an almost 4 minute “Interview” with director Peter George from 1998. It has an almost 2 minute “Interview” with producer Robert Tinnell from 1998. “Public Service Announcement #1 and #2” are a little over 6 minutes. It has a segment from “Lloyd Kaufman´s Autobiography” that’s a little over a minute. ”Radiation March PSA” that’s under a minute. “Soul of Troma” Highlight reel is around 2 minutes. “Scenes from the Tromaville Cafe” that’s a little over 3 minutes. It has 8 minutes of “Deleted Scenes” with Audio Commentary by director Peter George. This disc has a decent amount of extras on it. This has always been one of my all time favorite Troma features. It’s available everywhere right now, CHECK IT OUT!!!!