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Combat Shock [Limited Edition Blu-ray Package]


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The Ultimate Edition Of Buddy Giovinazzo’s

Landmark ‘80s Masterwork


In 1984, underground audiences began to discover AMERICAN NIGHTMARES, a shockingly grim no-budget feature from Staten Island, NY-based writer/producer/editor/director Buddy Giovinazzo. Cut by 8 minutes and released under the title COMBAT SHOCK, it became one of the essential cult films of the decade. It has been called “relentless” (The New York Times), “visceral” (Montreal Gazette) and “legendary” (DVD Talk). Over 30 years later, it remains one of the most brutally relevant indie film experiences of our time. Severin Films proudly presents this epic limited edition of Giovinazzo’s “outsider art of the first order… an authentic nightmare vision of a man’s downward spiral in a total sewer of a city” (Birth Movies Death), now featuring new 2k scans supervised by the director, new commentaries and interviews, never-before-seen early shorts and much more. ONLY 2000 COPIES AVAILABLE

Special Features:

  • American Nightmares Director’s Cut (new 4k scan from 35mm Inter-negative with 2k inserts from the Director’s personal 16mm answer print. Mono audio remaster from original mag tracks. New color correction supervised by Director Buddy Giovinazzo)
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Producer/Director Buddy Giovinazzo, Actor/Composer Rick Giovinazzo and Special Makeup Effects Artist Ed Varuolo
  • The Brothers G: Interview with Buddy & Rick Giovinazzo
  • Nightmare Effects: Interview with Special Makeup Effects Artist Ed Varuolo
  • Combat Shots: Interview with Director of Photography Stella Varveris
  • Playing Paco: Interview with Actor Mitch Maglio
  • Mike the Junkie Memories: Interview with Actor Michael Tierno
  • American Deep Red: Interview with Artist/Critic Stephen Bissette
  • Shock Xpression: Interview with International Film Journalist Alan Jones
  • Outtakes and Tests
  • Post Traumatic: An American Nightmare Featurette
  • Hellscapes: Locations Then and Now
  • Buddy Giovinazzo and Jörg Buttgereit at 2009 Berlin Film Festival
  • Combat Shock Trailer
  • 16mm Short Films:
    • Mr. Robbie: Maniac II Promo (New 2k scan from Answer Print)
      • Audio Commentary with Director Buddy Giovinazzo and Composer Rick Giovinazzo
      • Outtakes
    • Jonathan of the Night Promo (New 2k Scan from Workprint)
    • The Lobotomy (16mm Version)
    • A Christmas Album
    • Leave This World (Music Video) [New 2k scan from Workprint)
  • 8mm Short Films:
    • The Lobotomy (8mm Version)
    • More Than a Mouthful
    • Paranoiac
    • Maniac Drummer

The Combat Shock Limited Edition Blu-ray Package also includes:

  • FIRST EVER CD Soundtrack of the film
  • American Nightmares Scrapbook96-page booklet with Director’s Diary, Shooting Script, Rare Photos, Storyboards, & More
  • Individual Actual Frames of the Director’s Workprint
  • Limited Edition Numbered Slipcover Autographed by Director Buddy Giovinazzo

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