James Gunn! The Origin Of Troma’s “DolphinMan”! Wrestlers V. Zombies! New Tromatic Classics!

Troma James Gunn

James Gunn And The Origin Of “Dolphinman!”

Yes, “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Director James Gunn created the iconic Troma character “Dolphinman” – with my wife, Alex Duda!

James is shown above on the right, along with the terrific Tiffany Shepis, Sgt. Kabukiman and of course, “The Toxic Avenger”…from the Cannes film festival in the late 90’s, and THIS is Dolphinman:

Troma Dolphinman

The Origin Of A Superhero!

Why am I doing an “origin” story? I will explain in a moment. But first, I am ready to reveal “the man under the mask” – the first greg Actor to play this iconic movie character.

Nobody knew the amazing Actor behind this character, until now – because the first Actor to ever portray Dolphinman was none other than:

Steve with Troma

Steve Kmetko!

That’s right, Entertainment Journalist and E! News Host Steve Kmetko was the FIRST DOLPHINMAN!

Here’s how it happened: when Alex and I produced E!’s Cannes film festival coverage, we always shot special segments with Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman and his great Tromatic team:

Me and Troma

James Gunn wrote some of the classic Troma films like “Tromeo & Juliet”, and was part of the team in Cannes getting attention for Troma’s slate of movies.

One year, my wife Alex and James created a new super hero for Troma – “Dolphinman” – it showed Lloyd neglecting his other Troma characters…there is more to the story to come, but why am I telling you all of this? Because “Dolphinman” is back!

DolphinMan Battles The Sex Lobsters


Dolphinman Battles The Sex Lobsters!

Troma has unveiled the latest underwater superhero adventure – and Director John Brennan keeps the Dolphinman legend action-packed – check out the trailer:

You can see more of this film by going to the Troma website and signing up for their latest hits…here is a link:


http://www.troma.com/news/24174/world-premiere-of-dolphinman-battles-the-sex-lobsters/

Troma is keeping busy, with classic movies on their youtube channel, and new cult films like this as well:

Troma Pro Wrestlers Versus Zombies

How can you not love a movie like this? Troma always delivers a wacky good time. Here is a look at my top ten Tromatic Classics:

https://johnrieber.com/2012/02/11/tromas-top-ten-the-tromatic-classics-unveiled/

One of the latest new releases is Troma’s sequel to their classic:

class-of-nuke

“Readin’, Writin’ And Radiation!”

“The Class Of Nuke ’em High” is one of Troma’s best, and last year, they did a sequel:

Return-to-Nuke-Em-High

Now, they are working on part two – which you can see here:

https://johnrieber.com/2015/06/17/kick-troma-into-movie-theaters-sex-violence-support-the-return-to-nuke-em-high/

There are so many great Troma films, and thanks to blu-ray, some of the oldest are getting a second life!

sugar_cookies_1973

Read all about the re-release of the legendary “Sugar Cookies” here:


https://johnrieber.com/2014/06/12/sugar-cookies-neglected-cult-troma-sexploitation-rescued/

Now, back to Dolphinman – here is the story of how James Gunn worked on our terrific “Wild On The Riviera” creation of Dolphinman:


https://johnrieber.com/2014/05/08/director-james-gunn-geek-guardian-of-the-galaxy-my-cannes-photo/

Let me know your favorite Troma classic!

DolphinMan Battles The Sex Lobsters



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6 replies

  1. Nice connection with Troma, John. I have only ever seen ‘The Toxic Avenger.’ Dolphin Man escaped me, but I am English!
    Best wishes to you, and to your talented wife.
    Pete.

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