Theatrical Release: October 20, 1994 (limited)
Blu Ray Release: October 13, 2015
Director: Eric Louzil
Review by James Klein
Looking back at my review of Class of Nuke ’em High 2, I feel I may have been a little generous in it’s two star rating as watching the third entry of the series provided the same feeling I had when I watched the second film; the jokes are not very funny and the biting satire from the original film is nowhere to be seen. What’s left is a cheap, Looney Tunes style gross-out comedy which if funnier or maybe more raunchier, could have been more tolerable or enjoyable.
Leaving off almost right after the second film ended, Tromaville is still recovering over the giant toxic squirrel that terrorized the town, leaving it in ruins. Brick Bronsky returns in the central role playing several characters this time as his original character Roger Smith is now the mayor of Tromaville who has twin sons. The good son, Adlai is a peaceful and kind child but his other son Dick (one of the few jokes I laughed at) is raised by the evil Dr. Slag and is used against Roger and Adlai to wreck havoc in Troma. Both sons are subhumanoid and having glowing hands that are used for both good and evil.
If you were a fan of the second film, the third entry should provide you with plenty of entertainment. Personally, I just can’t get past the childish and un-funny humor, jokes that a three year old would tell. While some of the creature FX and stop motion sequences are impressive, the film still doesn’t provide enough entertainment value for me to recommend. I did like this entry better than the second film only for the fact this movie had more naked breasts than the first and second films. Lisa Star, who plays Trish, is especially hot and apparently loves to show off her rather large dairy pillows as she gets topless a lot.
At this point, one should expect a Troma blu ray to look…well…shitty. Most of their releases have had horrendous picture and sound quality which has almost become a joke now for blu ray aficionados. The picture quality isn’t too bad here as there doesn’t seem to be much print damage but the colors are still a bit muted and the image isn’t very sharp. If anything, this may be one of the best looking Troma releases yet and that isn’t saying much. The sound quality though is pure crap. I had to crank up the volume as high as it could go just to hear the dialog. There is also a constant humming or buzzing noise throughout the entire track that was driving me crazy. Once again, the picture and sound quality fails.
The special features on this release is limited as well and frankly I was fine with that as I had enough of all I could take watching Class of Nuke ‘Em High 3. There is the standard Lloyd Kaufman introduction that goes on too long but does have a boob montage which I found funny. If I was 12 years old, this segment would be played non stop for all my friends to see. There is an audio commentary by director Eric Louzil which is really awful. First off the sound quality on this commentary track is terrible (how shocking) and very difficult to hear. Second, I think Louzil is mentally retarded as he sounds like someone “special”. Listening to him speak about his film was like nails on a chalkboard. No wonder these sequels are lousy, the guy behind the camera is a complete moron. At first I thought it may have been a joke but after awhile I realized this really was the director talking. Rounding out the extras (aside from the typical Troma trailers that are always on their DVD’s and blu rays) is a brief interview with actress Lisa Gaye who has a funny story to tell about Ron Jeremy, who makes a quick cameo in the film.
It’s a shame that Kaufman didn’t direct these two sequels to his rather funny satire that he created back in 1986. Class of Nuke ‘Em High 3 may have some neat special effects and some nice naked breasts but there is no way I would revisit this sequel anytime soon.
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