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Combat Shock [2 Discs] [DVD] [English] [1985]
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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


Combat Shock
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. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Mitch Maglio - Paco the Gang Leader
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    Aspah Livni - Labo the Gang Leader
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    Nick Nasta - Morbe the Gang Leader
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    Mike Tierno - Mike the Junkie
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    Ginny Cattano - Vietnamese Woman
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