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Tromeo & Juliet

Alternative title
Tromeo and Juliet
Synopsis
A low-budget, punk rock, exploitation, B film based on Romeo and Juliet and set in modern Manhattan. Filmed in Troma style with much gratuituous violence, it exhibits a healthy disregard for taste and comes with a mission to offend. Cappy Capulet and Monty Que are business partners in a pornographic film deal. Mrs Que has an affair with Cappy and marries him, bearing Juliet. Tromeo was born as a result of the affair. Cappy’s wife eventually tells Romeo that Juliet is his sister but they marry anyway and bring up deformed children in Tromaville. Mercutio is gay, the Nurse is a tattoed lesbian, Cappy pursues Juliet, and Father Lawrence has a penchant for small boys which prompts him to add decapitation and nipple piercing to his skills. Spoken in iambic pentameters.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1996
Notes
Estimated budget $350,000. DVD extras include theatrical trailer, detailed director’s commentary and a special message from Lemmy of Motorhead. DVD version 90 mins. The limited edition of the DVD issued for the 10th anniversary of the film includes 4 audio commentaries (the original commentary, one recently recovered vintage commentary, and two new ones) - featuring writer James Gunn, director Lloyd Kaufman, actor Sean Gunn, editor Frank Reynolds, and Troma staff editor Gabriel Friedman. 2 hours of new interviews with crew and cast members, including Debbie Rochon, Tiffany Shepis, Sean Gunn, Stephen Blackehart, Valentine Miele, and Lemmy (from Motorhead). Deleted Scenes, include Ron Jeremy’s missing scene and a new featurette of James and Lloyd commenting on the missing scenes.
Recently discovered rehearsal footage of Jane Jensen and Debbie Rochon. Fan re-enactments of scenes from the film. ‘Where For Art Thou Now?' - A special update on what the surviving characters from the film are up to 10 years later.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
homosexuality; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gay and lesbian interpretations

Credits

Director
James Gunn; Lloyd Kaufmann
Producer
Lloyd Kaufmann; Michael Herz
Cinematographer
Brendan Flynt
Screenplay
Jason Green; Lloyd Kaufmann
Art Direction
Hannah Moseley
Cast
Debbie Rochon 
Earl McKoy 
Flip Brown 
Jane Jenson 
Lemmy 
Maxiimillian Shaun 
Steve Gibbons 
Valentine Miele 
Will Keenan 

Production Company

Name

Troma Films

Email
distribution@rykogroup.com
Web
http://www.tromateamvideo.com External site opens in new window
Phone
1-800-Troma-14
Fax
212-957-4497
Address
Troma Team Video
733 Ninth Avenue
New York
NY 10019, USA
Notes
Suppliers to retailers only.

Distributor

Name

Troma Team Video

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
http://www.amazon.com External site opens in new window
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