Astron-6, the Canadian film-making group behind 2011’s fun as hell FATHER’S DAY, is set to bring fans their latest low-budget yet highly entertaining masterpiece, MANBORG, when Dark Sky entertainment releases it onto DVD on April 30th.
“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.”
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
Shot with a budget of only $1,000, MANBORG has won numerous awards, and promises to be what VARIETY calls “Enjoyably ridiculous”. Definitely looking forward to this one, as FATHER’S DAY was one of the most entertaining movies that I’ve seen in quite a while.