It's movie name-change time again, as the 2009 The Combination, the directorial debut from Australian actor David Field (Ghosts... of the Civil Dead, Chopper, Feed), which is due to arrive on DVD in the UK next month under the title Aggravated Assault.
After a long stint doing time for a string of brutal crimes, Lebanese-Australian John (George Basha, who also wrote the screenplay) leaves jail and is determined to get his life back on track. After taking a job, he makes new friends and seems to be getting on the straight and narrow, but his gangland past soon comes back to haunt him. John's younger brother Charlie (Firass Dirani) has become involved with a local gang, entering into the dark and dangerous world of drugs, prostitution and deadly weapons. Tensions mount as clashes with rival gangs become more frequent and blood starts to run in the streets. John realizes that Charlie is set on a course for destruction and moves in to help him, re-entering the world he vowed to leave behind.
Described by Australia's Urban Cinefile as "a strong, well crafted cinematic story from actor turned director David Field, working with a terrific team of filmmakers - and a great cast" and a "gripping and relevant drama," The Combination comes to UK DVD under that alternative title of Aggravated Assault on 14th February 2011 from Metrodome Distribution at the RRP of £15.99. No extras have been listed.