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Question: Better Oscar-bait TongueOut
Combat Shock - 1 (33.3%)
The Intruder - 2 (66.7%)
Other (Full Moon's Pit and the Pendulum?) - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 3

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« on: January 18, 2013, 04:34:29 PM »

Troma's Combat Shock, focusing on a war veteran's poverty and resultant insanity vs. Roger Corman's The Intruder, dealing with de-segregation and a man trying to provoke a race riot. I find it interesting how both legendary B-film distributors made one dark film dealing with serious subject matter each, both got largely ignored, and now neither has done it since.

Who did better at making an "issue film?" And what are your thoughts on either?
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 09:02:52 PM »

I saw Combat Shock about 15 years ago.  Pretty bad from what I remember.  Being amateurish and low-budget can often work in the favor of a bad film, but not in this one.

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 01:11:17 PM »

Nihilistic,funny,sick,and bizzare.
The scene where our hero (?)  Frankie drinks the lumpy sour milk is a classic. For a no-=budget movie,I found it highly entertaining!

So I voted for it by default-as I havent seen the other.

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 02:01:20 PM »

    I know nothing of the Troma film, but I have seen part of THE INTRUDER, and have read on it, so it gets my vote.

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 04:42:26 PM »

I voted for "The Intruder" for the good reason, I haven't seen the other one, but even if I had, I'd probably still vote for "The Intruder," or the 15 memorable minutes I saw of it, before I turned off the TV. Now much to my regret.

Thinking about it, I do find it one of Roger Corman's more interesting films. If for no other reason it is one of his few films to lose money at the box office. For which he blamed William Shatner. Actually, I think it is one of Shatner's better performances, and the reason that it lost money is due more to its subject matter. Which may be why Corman and the crew got thrown out of the town in which they were shooting the film, when the townspeople realized what the movie was about.

Charles Beaumont, who wrote the novel, then the screenplay for the film, has the role of Mr. Paton in it. Screenwriters William F. Norlan and George Clayton Johnson also have parts in the film.

And here's to the day I see it in its entirity.
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