Combat Shock

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  1. joltaddict

    joltaddict New Member

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    First off, thank you Mark Relford! This was exactly my type of movie. Absolutely nihlistic!

    The DVD has a surprisingly good amount of extras. It was my first Troma DVD, I had heard complaints that they put the same extras on them all, but they do have a commentary and a funny "Dinner and a Movie" parody.

    I had all but dismissed Troma flicks as slapsticky Toxie type movies.
     
  2. DVD Connoisseur

    DVD Connoisseur Active Member

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    The reason for Combat Shock being such a fine movie (given its $5 budget)is it isn't technically a Troma production. Troma released the movie but didn't finance or produce it. I can't imagine Kaufman producing a movie like this. He'd have ruined it with stupid sound effects and OTT effects.

    Check out Deadbeat at Dawn for more nihilistic, downbeat fun! :D
     
  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy Closet SCREAM fan

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    Yeah, the movies that Troma picks up for distribution are usually better than most of their own productions. Stendahl Syndrome, Combat Shock, Cannibal! The Musical, hell, even Sizzle Beach U.S.A.!
     
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    Jeremy Closet SCREAM fan

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    Yeah, the movies that Troma picks up for distribution are usually better than most of their own productions. Stendahl Syndrome, Combat Shock, Cannibal! The Musical, hell, even Sizzle Beach U.S.A.!
     
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  6. Mark Relford

    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    You're welcome, Jolt. I'm glad that you liked it. Have you seen Mother's Day? It's a terrific little gem that still manages to repulse. Also, there's a social satire underneath it all. I've been thinking about getting Terror Firmer and Unspeakable. (The latter looks like it's in the same vein as CS.) My buddy rented Terror Firmer last week. Man, what a movie! :eek: It has to be the biggest gross-out for Troma. (And that's saying something!)
    If you still have a VCR, (GASP!) check out Giovinazzo's No Way Home starring Tim Roth. It's an excellent flick that needs a DVD release.
     
  7. joltaddict

    joltaddict New Member

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    It's weird you would say that! The two movies I picked up from the Troma sale were Combat Shock and Mother's Day.

    I'll probally watch this weekend.

    Vdlman, "Executive Producer" could mean anything. Some are hands on, most just provide cash for distributing. FWIW.
     
  8. mutleyhyde

    mutleyhyde Fuck it.

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    Executive producer = moneymen. I can guarantee you that Quentin Tarantino had NOTHING to do with Killing Zoe, Switchblade Sisters or Mighty Peking Man, yet his name is all over the dvd packaging.
     
  9. Vdlman

    Vdlman Guest

    Okay, thanks for clarifying.
     
  10. Rockmjd

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    8 year bump!!

    According to DVDaf, Troma is releasing a 2-disc edition of Combat Shock containing the 100-minute director's cut and the 90-minute theatrical version.
     
  11. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    Hell yes!!! I'm pumped. This has got to be my favorite anti-Vietnam war flick, it's downright disturbing and sleazy. Troma's Tromasterpiece collection seems to be shaping up to be a must for me, although I still have to pick up the other two releases of this collection yet, Cannibal! The Musical 13th Anniversary Edition and the Redneck Zombies 20th Anniversary Edition.
     
  12. Mortis

    Mortis GARBAGE DAY!

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    Crazy flick. I'd probably pick it up.
     
  13. HAEMORRHAGE

    HAEMORRHAGE If he dies, he dies

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    Hmm, that's some kinda cool news. I'm sure I'll pick it up.
     
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    The only Troma DVD that I own..I loved this film and I agree..it is repulsive at times.
     
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    Cool film.

    Kinda a mix of Exterminator, Forced Entry (Porn Version) and Ereaser Head.
     

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