Cyborg 1989 R CC

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(100) IMDb 4.9/10

A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

Starring:
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter
Runtime:
1 hour 27 minutes

Cyborg

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Overall, this was a great movie with a good enough storyline.
sonny303@webtv.net
Now this one seems to have a look and feel that's a cut above most of them, however it ends up having not much more to offer.
SRFireside
Non stop action and good scenes, this ranks up to one of the best movies ive seen and probably will ever see.
Dragon

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Leach HALL OF FAME on June 4, 2004
Format: DVD
I hope you will forgive me when I tell you I have a crushing headache as I write this review. Why? Because I devoted several hours of this sunny day thinking about not one, but two, of Albert Pyun's films. Pondering the importance of "Ticker" and "Cyborg" to the cinematic world wore me out in ways I would not think possible. Pyun, if you are not familiar with his oeuvre, constructed his B movie credentials by releasing such classics as "The Sword and The Sorcerer," "Nemesis," "Mean Guns," and "Postmortem." He's a hack's hack in the hack world of zero budget schlock. Not to pound you over the head with it, but watching a Pyun film often resembles in no little way craning your head out the window to see that car accident on the freeway. Initially, you are intrigued by what you might see only to realize later how low you feel as a human being for looking at scenes of abject horror. Ok, I am exaggerating slightly. "Cyborg," the 1989 film that launched the dubious career of Jean-Claude Van Damme, is one of Pyun's better efforts. In fact, it is one of the few movies in his canon I can watch on a regular basis and not feel too badly about it the next day.
Here's another film dealing with life in a post-apocalyptic world. Gibson Rickenbacker (Van Damme) arises from the ruins to play the part of a Good Samaritan. He tries to help survivors of a plague flee from the ruined cities to the countryside, hopefully so they can reconstruct some semblance of a normal life. Rickenbacker, as the hero, of course has an unpleasant memory of one of his missions. He tried to save a family and ended up falling in love with a woman. You don't need me to spell out what happened next.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Dan on December 25, 2005
Format: DVD
Restore it? Why?!

I like the death

I like the MISERY

I LIKE THIS WOOORRRRRRRLLLLLDDD!!!

this movie rocks!.. it has some AWESOME fight scenes, really well done. They may not be overly skillful (i don't even think Van Damme is an overly skillful martial artist unlike Jet Li, Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee) But he has the ability to make his fight scenes just "look" so damn cool!

There are so many "cool" moments in this film

eg.

-Van Damme does the splits between 2 walls and waits for one of the pirates to walk under him, before killing him with his kickass knife

-Van Damme and one of the pirates eye each other off from a distance in a factory.. then run full pelt at each other screaming, then engage in an awesome knife fight (cool use of slow-mo too)

-the first appearance of Van Damme in the film is basically just a shot of his leg out of nowhere executing an awesome roundhouse kick to the face of the bad guys (soo cool)

and so many more quality scenes
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By mcdevyyl on November 27, 2005
Format: DVD
the more i see this movie,the more i enjoy it.its one of those movies that never get old.

canniballistic pirates,sword-slinging heroes,and one info-gathering cyborg.all set in a mad-max like future.

the villain (fender) is as original as they come,covering his insanely white eyes behind a mask of silver-lenses.resoundingly demonic as he curses at everyone he meets,and occasionally stopping to philosophise on the world or rant out morbid comedy.

the hero on the other hand is hellbent on destroying fender at any price after costing him his family.he couldn't care less about what is going on in the outside world,what with an apparent plague sweeping it.he just wants to rip open his arch-nemesis.and with the many styles of blades in this barbaric thrill-ride,there are various ways to do it.

more steel than bullets in this film,for the true weapons-afficianado,and loads of martial arts kicking whoop-ass,since its essentially the"Dammage's"movie.

yes,its a western,an eastern,and medieval as all getout.

not many action/fantasy movies take place on the shores of the east coast,and since i live close to that area,it makes this film all the more enjoyable.if you are into post nuclear wasteland warrior movies,like steeldawn,or beowulf,you will enjoy this.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By miller_time22 on October 15, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This movie, alongside Death Warrant and Double Impact are available in a triple feature at Wal-mart for $12.96. So, if you want all 3 of these films and can find it, save yourself some cash.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sonny303@webtv.net on September 30, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
What they need to do is start getting critics who go more by what people like. Not those who judge movies by how much flaws it has. What the hell is the point of even letting these people publish their meaningless opinions if so much more people would disagree with them. Guide, my a**.Cyborg is an excellent movie. One thing I like about the movie is the ruthless Fender. It was kind of messed up when those people were getting married and Fender and his maruaders killed the newly weds with no intention of giving them mercy however, I think that was an interesting part because it emphasized the fact that Fender is RUTHLESS. This is one of the only movies I have ever seen where the main villian is truely careless about the lives of his foes. Excellent! The only thing I wish was different was Van Damme's fighting style in movies. In the past, I thought they were great but, that was before I started seeing martial arts movies with faster and more active fight scenes. Still, it's pretty cool that they sometimes put some moves in slow motion. Overall, this was a great movie with a good enough storyline. Yes it does have a few gaps but if they would have tried to fill those gaps it probably would have made the movie really as bad as Leonard Milton said it is.
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