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Troma Unleashes Combat Shock

In their never-ending quest to put out the finest in obscure entertainment, Troma announced today that they’re releasing Buddy Giovinazzo’s Combat Shock as a two-disc never-before-seen director’s cut on July 28th, 2009.

That’s right, kids, as if this movie weren’t hard enough to sit through already, we’re getting even more of it! Check out the synopsis, specs, and cover art below.

Official Synopsis
“Frankie Dunlan is a Vietnam veteran whose life is a festering sewer of poverty, hopelessness and violence. His wife is pregnant and hungry. His one-year-old son is sick and horribly deformed from exposure to Agent Orange. His family is being evicted from their rundown apartment. He roams the streets looking for work. His childhood friend is a strung-out junkie. He sees underage prostitutes working the streets. Yet he doesn’t give up hope. Maybe there’s a job at the unemployment office. Maybe his father will help. As Frankie returns returns home, he finds a way out of the horror — desperate times call for desperate measures.

Special Features

  • American Nightmares (100 min): The Never-Before-Seen Director’s Cut
  • Combat Shock (90 min): The Troma Theatrical Cut
  • Audio Commentary with Director Buddy Giovinazzo and Jorg Buttgereit
  • Post-Traumatic, An American Nightmare featurette
  • All-New Interview with Director Buddy G Conducted by Lloyd Kaufman
  • Never-Before-Seen Short Works by Buddy Giovinazzo including Mr. Robbie, starring Joe Spinell (Maniac)
  • Hellscapes featurette
  • Original Press and Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • Solider of Misfortune: Buddy Giovinazzo’s Combat Shock – New Liner Notes

    Combat Shock on DVD

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