from Troma Entertainment
in 2001, there were rumors that the fourth disc of the "Tox Box"
Toxic Avenger box set would be NUON-Enhanced. Here is a quote from DVD
Talk (from a report at the Chiller Theatre Expo May 11, 2001) that
makes direct reference to it:
"After a couple circuits around the main ballroom,
I met up with Ronni "Raygun" Thomas of Troma Entertainment.
He's the fella responsible for making the two-disc Terror Firmer set
kick so much hiney. And while I rested my dogs, Thomas lit a cigarette
and filled me in on some exciting new releases from Troma. First, we
discussed the Toxic Avenger box set due this Summer. It'll feature the
first three films, plus a NUON-enhanced fourth disc with all sorts
of goodies (including Toxic Crusader toons). Will there be an open
slot for the future release of Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV?
That's still being debated. They might even need more than one place
holder, especially if Thomas' plans for another two-disc gut punch become
reality for Citizen Toxie (due early 2002). Regardless, fans will
surely celebrate the DVD debut of Part 3 (also NUON enhanced) and
the newly mastered Director's Cut of Part 2. The set will also include
a booklet featuring excerpts from Lloyd Kaufman's book All I Need to
Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger."
On a related note, NUON sponsored the TromaDance Festival
back in 2001. From the NUON-Dome news archive:
Lloyd Kaufmann Welcomes you to TromaDance 2001. NUON
has been announced as asponsor of the second annual TromaDance Festival
to be held in Salt Lake City, and Park City UT, January 25 and 26, 2001
TromaDance is the first film festival wholeheartedly
devoted to filmmakers and fans. Unlike every other film festival, TromaDance
does not charge filmmakers to submit their films. Entrance to all screenings
is free and open to the public. Also, there are no VIP reservations
or preferential treatment regarding films, panels, or parties of any
kind given. The organizers of TromaDance believe films are meant to
be seen, especially when it comes to new filmmakers. Art
is for the people!
Along with the unique film festival, get a first
hand look at why NUON is total video entertainment with live demonstrations
of NUON Interactive DVD.
Lloyd Kaufman from Troma also appeared at the VM Labs
booth back in 2000 along with with Sgt. Kabukiman and The Toxic Avenger.
They gave away autographed copies of Toxic Avenger DVDs.