Combat Shock

Combat Shock

Director: Buddy Giovinazzo

Cast: Buddy Giovinazzo, Mitch Maglio, Aspah Livni, Nick Nasta

     
 

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This violent film follows the miserable life of a miserable Vietnam vet as it goes from awful, to disgusting, to almost ludicrous (the life and the film). First the vet helps slaughter the inhabitants of a village during the war and then he is captured and tortured for two years. After that scenario, he winds up in a low-life neighborhood in New York owing drug money,…  See more details below

Overview

This violent film follows the miserable life of a miserable Vietnam vet as it goes from awful, to disgusting, to almost ludicrous (the life and the film). First the vet helps slaughter the inhabitants of a village during the war and then he is captured and tortured for two years. After that scenario, he winds up in a low-life neighborhood in New York owing drug money, saddled with a chunky, nagging, ugly wife and a little baby who inherited his mother's genes. One gory scene follows another until the climax which is meant to be the shocker that caps it all.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/28/2009
UPC:
0790357941292
Original Release:
1985
Source:
Troma
Time:
3:10:00

Special Features

Disc 1: American Nightmares: The never-before-seen director's cut; Combat Shock: The original theatrical cut; Audio commentary on Combat Shock with director Buddy Giovinazzo and Jörg Buttgereit (Nekromantik); Disc Two: Post-Traumatic, an American Nightmare: All new documentary exploring the continued impact and influence of Combat Shock featuring: John McNaughton (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer); Scott Spiegel (Evil Dead II); Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil); William Lustig (Maniac); Jim VanBebber (Deadbeat at Dawn, the Manson Family); Roy Frumkes (Street Trash); The Early works of Buddy Giovinazzo on Combat Shock; Unscarred: The first interview with Combat Shock star Rick Giovinazzo; New interview with Buddy Giovinazzo and Nekromanitik director Jörg Buttgereit at the 2009 Berlin Festival; Der Combat: Buddy Giovinazzo and Lloyd Kaufman (President of Troma Entertainment and creator of the Toxic Avenger) discuss Combat Shock at the 2008 Tromanale in Berlin; Hellscapes: Locations from the film as they appear today; Original theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mitch Maglio Paco the Gang Leader
Aspah Livni Labo the Gang Leader
Nick Nasta Morbe the Gang Leader
Mike Tierno Mike the Junkie
Martin Blank Doctor
Ginny Cattano Vietnamese Woman
Phil Ciulo Actor
Jim Cooney Interrogating GI
Mary Cristadoro Mary the Mugging Victim
Tom Desantis Actor
Tom Devito Actor
Doo Kim Vietnamese man
Collette Geraci Prostitute
Carmine Giovinazzo Medical Attendant
Bernadette Golden Actor
Clare Harnedy Nurse
Lori Labar Prostitute
Cathy Labarbera Actor
Yon Lai Viet Soldier with Rifle
Joe Loach Actor
Leo Lunney Frankie's Father
Marylyn Marcinek Actor
Pete Marino Actor
Jeffrey Mathes Actor
Jimmy May Actor
Barry McBride Actor
Keith McIsaac Actor
Dean Mercil Passerby
Ken Mezzacappa Actor
Bob Mireau Security Guard
Howie Murphy Actor
Tony Noe Actor
Eddie Panelli Actor
Sue Parker Actor
Eddie Pepitone Strung Out Junkie in Station
George "Chocolate" Perry Actor
Vinnie Petrizzo Bum in garbage
Robert Pillorella Actor
Ray Pinero Welfare Worker
Janet Ramage Prostitute
Lou Rinaldi Actor
Shinri Saito Vietnamese Man with Pliers
Arthur Sausnders Pimp
Veronica Stork Cathy Dunlan
Judy Tait Actor
Melissa Tait Young Prostitute
Stacy Tait Young Prostitute
Brendan Tesoriero Weird Guy in Unemployment line
Leif Vetland Actor
Betty Ann Walstrom Actor
Nancy Zawada Girl on Motorcycle
Ricky Giovinazzo Frankie Dunlan

Technical Credits
Buddy Giovinazzo Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Ralph Cordero Makeup
Ricky Giovinazzo Score Composer
Michael Herz Executive Producer
Lloyd Kaufman Executive Producer
Jeff Matthes Makeup Special Effects
Ed Varuolo Special Effects
Stella Varveris Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Combat Shock
1. Opening Titles [2:23]
2. Explosion in Vietnam [6:56]
3. Running Away [1:42]
4. Waking Up Screaming [3:20]
5. I Can't Take Anymore [5:48]
6. Waking Up in the Hospital [1:17]
7. Why are You Taking His Side? [1:55]
8. What Does She Expect Me to Do? [2:57]
9. Murphy's Law [4:02]
10. Junkie Man [4:39]
11. I Can See It [6:41]
12. The Longest Line [8:52]
13. There's Nothing Here for You [5:16]
14. Could Never Call Him [7:38]
15. What Goes Around [4:39]
16. Desperate Times [4:59]
17. The Chase Scene [4:01]
18. Over the Edge [4:30]
19. Point of No Return [13:54]
20. End Credits [1:06]
1. Opening Credits [2:43]
2. The Same Jungle [5:53]
3. He Wants to Kill Me [5:19]
4. Back in Hell [4:44]
5. We've Got Some Milk Left [3:01]
6. The Mean Streets [5:28]
7. It Hurts Less When I'm Moving [6:01]
8. I'm Oozing Out of My Body [4:07]
9. This is Bullshit [7:28]
10. There's Nothing for You [8:35]
11. We Can't Make It Out Here [8:08]
12. Want a Date? [4:39]
13. You Can Talk to the Dead [3:43]
14. Run Down Like a Dog [8:06]
15. My Friends Became Animals [1:44]
16. Home Sweet Home [4:42]
17. Kathy, I Love You [6:06]
18. End Credits [1:14]

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