“Rather than sue our fans the way certain media conglomerates and music companies are doing, Troma has always believed that the artist and the fan should be partners.”
– Lloyd Kaufman (President of Troma Entertainment & creator of the Toxic Avenger)
October 11, 2012, New York, NY – Greetings from Tromaville! Troma Entertainment is pleased to announce that nearly 250 films from the Troma catalog are now available to view for free at www.youtube.com/tromamovies. The independent studio has vowed to continue making titles from its extensive and eclectic library of over 800 films available. “We will have 500 movies uploaded by the time we celebrate our 40th year in the film industry,” Kaufman said.
The titles range from Troma hits like Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD and Redneck Zombies to hard-to-find movies like Star Worms II: Attack of the Pleasure Pods and classic films from Troma’s Roan Group archive such as White Zombie. “We hope that this demonstration of how much we respect our fans will lead to a greater partnership in the future,” said Kaufman. “They are the main reason why we are still here after 40 years.”
Established in 1974 by Yale friends Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, Troma Entertainment is one of the longest-running independent movie studios in United States history, and one of the best-known names in the industry. World famous for movie classics like Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Class of Nuke’em High, Mother’s Day and Tromeo and Juliet, Troma’s seminal films are now being remade as big budget mainstream productions by the likes of Brett Ratner, Richard Saperstein, Akiva Goldsman, and Steven Pink. Among today’s luminaries whose early work can be found in Troma’s 800+ film library are Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jenna Fischer, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Costner, Fergie, Vincent D’Onofrio, Samuel L. Jackson, James Gunn and Eli Roth. Visit Troma at www.troma.com, www.lloydkaufman.com, www.twitter.com/lloydkaufman, and www.tromapast.tumblr.com.