I have to shamefully say I've never seen a Troma movie. I don't know why. I've always like the idea of independent movie making outside of the studio system.
The Troma movie ads always cracked me up.
Anyway, this is a good except from Lloyd Kaufman's book at Indywire about how the original concept of copyright has been corrupted by the decedents of the first usurpers. I totally agree about the intent of copyright and how it has been distorted.
Making the DVD man/woman pay a higher criminal penalty than some other crimes is just plain nuts.
I can't quite go along with boosting other people's work and making a profit without compensation for the original creators. We are at a point where some folks are bootlegging movies before they even hit theatrical distribution.
That is actually straight up theft; which is not the same as the oppressive copyright issues of today. I might have make amends and buy the paperback book.
Troma Films does have a YouTube page. I think it is coming back to me why I haven't seen a Troma flick. This is a trailer from the classic Toxic Avenger 2.
In other news, my computer is having fits. I am attempting to soothe the poor baby. It has taken me almost an hour to post this tidbit because one of the CPUs is having a royal hissy fit.
It might be time to get a new computer but I'm hoping the cure is effective. Re-installing software and looking for software keys is not my idea of fun. Posting may be dicey for the next few days.