That’s right fiends, we are here to let YOU know about Manborg and all it’s sci-fi/horror goodness. Check it out below and get your borg on!
Manborg is coming your way on DVD from Dark Sky Films on April 30th.
The film seems pretty decent and the premise is so hilariously awesome we HAVE to see it.
IT’S HELL ON EARTH AND ONLY A HALF-MAN, HALF-CYBORG CAN DEFEAT THE FORCES OF HADES AND SAVE HUMANITY
The Instant Cult Favorite From Upcoming Auteur Steven Kostanski Will Thrill Sci-Fi and Action Fans When It Comes To the U.S. From Dark Sky Films
April 30, 2013
The armies of hell have taken over the Earth, and all that stands in the way of the villainous Count Draculon and humanity’s total extinction is a motley crew of misfits led by the mighty Manborg: a warrior who’s half-man, half-machine, but all hero.
Once a young soldier killed during the first war against hell, Manborg (Matthew Kennedy, Lazer Ghosts 2) reawakens in the future, rebuilt as a walking weapon and mankind’s last hope. Struggling to learn the secret of his origins, Manborg unwittingly befriends a post-apocalyptic Australian punker (Conor Sweeney, Heart of Karl), a knife-wielding vixen (Meredith Sweeney, Father’s Day) and a kung fu master (dubbed by Kyle Herbert of DRAGON BALL Z, STREET FIGHTER) before finally squaring off against Count Draculon (Adam Brooks, Father’s Day) in a desperate and bloody bid to take back the Earth.
This campy, comedic action flick, which Variety called “enjoyably ridiculous,” is also an affectionate and clever tribute to fan favorite ’80s films and videogames like The Terminator, RoboCop and Mortal Kombat.
Peter Howell of the Toronto Star called it “an energizing and cheesy homage to and parody of 1980s sci-fi horror action movies. … It’s also a marvel of DIY makeup, costuming and special effects.” Matt Looker of website The Shiznit called it “perfect parody.”
MANBORG is a tour de force for writer-director-editor-makeup artist Steven Kostanski, whose credits include the horror hit Silent Hill and Guillermo del Toro’s forthcoming sci-fi adventure Pacific Rim. This lo-fi sci-fi epic from infamous filmmaking collective Astron-6 (Father’s Day) was met with an uproariously enthusiastic reception from audiences. Executive produced by TIFF Midnight Madness guru Colin Geddes (Ultra 8 Pictures) and Toronto After Dark’s Peter Kupowsky,MANBORGcelebrated its world premiere at Austin’s 2011 Fantastic Fest, and also impressed fans at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Fantasia, and has played more than 30 major film festivals worldwide including Whistler, Lund in Sweden, Boston Underground, U.K. Sci-Fi, and Neuchatel in Switzerland.
Extras on the DVD include:
Commentary w/ Director Steven Kostanski
|Commentary w/ Director Steven Kostanski, Actor/Writer Jeremy Gillespie, and Executive Producer Peter Kuplowsky|
|Deleted & Alternate Scenes|
|Behind the Scenes|
|Stop Motion Montage|
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