Manborg 2013 NR CC

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(31) IMDb 5.7/10
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In this outrageous Sci-Fi actioner, 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.

Starring:
Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks
Runtime:
1 hour 12 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Manborg

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Comedy, Horror
Director Steven Kostanski
Starring Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks
Supporting actors Meredith Sweeney, Conor Sweeney, Ludwig Lee, Jeremy Gillespie, Andrea Karr, Mike Kostanski, Ivan Henwood, William O'Donnell, Brian Edward Roach, Bobby Yee, Mark Pinder, Kyle Hebert, Jenn Meigs, Dylan Gyles, John Titley, Evan Petkau, Adam Camara, Mackenzie Murdock
Studio Dark Sky Films
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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You get exactly what you expect with this!
Gilbert Schaeffer II
The film does a great job at setting us up with a simple brainless plot, the special effects while very cheesy I believe are pretty darn good.
C. Pina
This is an homage to every bad, over budgeted, 80's sci-fi actioneer ever made.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By tychoryan on May 6, 2013
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So, after seeing the awesomely crazy trailer for Manborg, I decided to blind-buy it for a "Bad Movie Night" with my friends. We typically watch these kinds of movies for an unintentional laugh, a la Mystery Science Theater 3000, and the low-budget look and goofy nature of the trailer seemed like it would fit in that category.

We were wrong. It was actually a genuinely awesome movie.

The thing is, despite the cheesy effects, it's truly amazing what Astron-6 pulled off with such a bare-bones budget, and it provides a loving tribute to 80's VHS B-Movie Sci-Fi and to 90's live action videogame cutscenes (yes, really). There is also some crazy scope provided, with detailed cityscapes and creative stop motion animation used to make such a tiny movie feel much bigger.

It also helps that the cast plays their parts with a mix of overt seriousness and silliness that keeps everything funny throughout. Once again, I mean GENUINELY funny, not unintentionally. The writing plays on the silliness of the story and gives us a character with intentionally goofy/melodramatic dubbing (A martial artist named "#1 Man", who is very much inspired by Liu Kang from the original Mortal Kombat arcade game) and an Australian gunman who is an all-out 80's pop star complete with random bouts of dancing (and who hilariously is shown giving the same thumbs-up multiple times during a training montage).

It's all rounded out with a fake movie trailer after the credits: Bio-Cop. This had everyone on the floor laughing, as it was a brief but genius idea about a cop who is forever locked in agonizing biological transformation after an accident involving chemicals.
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The ZERO budget sci-fi spoof "Manborg" is going to be one of those movies, I suspect, that will really divide its audience. Rumored to have been made for a couple of grand (at most), this tiny indie aims at mocking the action/adventure epics that proliferated in the eighties with a distinct video game aesthetic. I always worry when I see these extreme indies proclaimed as the "best movie ever" by enthusiastic supporters. Despite their inherent charms, setting such a lofty bar BEFORE someone sees the film might just be skewing expectations rather high. This is an underground film that is meant to be discovered and appreciated by the right audience. It will never be a mainstream hit. And whether you love "Manborg" or hate it (and there will be many in both camps), it's probably a film that is better served by NOT overselling it. Personally, I'm super impressed that filmmaker Steven Kostanski put this project together on the cheap. He attempts and achieves a film that might easily be the intentional subject of a Mystery Science Theater 3000 parody. But, as such, the film is certainly not going to appeal to everyone.

The movie is set in the end days on planet Earth. An evil empire has arisen from the Underworld and humanity is in the very last stages of existence. When a young soldier is cut down in fiery battle, he is surprised to awaken as a creature that is part man and part machine. In a post-apocalyptic world, his fate is tied to several other human prisoners who are being used in Gladiator type games for the amusement of the masses. Among his allies are a kung fu master (complete with purposefully horrible dubbing), an Australian punk, and the punk's alluringly dangerous sister.
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A very low budget film. Most of the time I dont give these films the time of day. Even though this was shot with a crappy camera, this director miraculously pulls it of with cunning and style. Manborg has a very 80s vibe at its core. The whole movie was shot the way the first mortal combat video game was shot. Stock motipn is pretty clean. The gore is what sets this film apart from anything I have ever seen. I cpuld go on and on. But to sum it up I will say, if you liled kung pow then you will probably lile this movie. Very goofy gory robot fun. For a taste of the humpr the evil villians name is count droculon, he has a hungarian accent and is the evil scourge from hell literaly.
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Do you remember "Photon" or "Captain Power and the soldiers of the future"? Honestly this is the best Canadian movie that a 1000 dollars could make (according to Wikipedia the budget was 1000 dollars). I thought they stretched the 1000 dollar budget better than anyone. This movie reminds me if you put Captain Power, Photon, and Arena into the blender. Out comes this perfect milkshake of pure B movie awesomeness with a hint of 80s cartoon after taste to it. I was going in with no expectations and I was pleasantly surprised. The dialog is super cheesy and super funny. The fake trailer of Bio-Cop was a nice touch. Kind of reminds me of the Toxic Avenger combined with Maniac Cop.
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By jean-marc hauptmann on May 27, 2014
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the special effects are great for what looks like a cheaply made sci-fi but great movie
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It will definitely take a certain personality to thoroughly enjoy this movie but I like it. I do wish that I could have watched it and then received a discount on the purchase of it. I would like to have that option. If you are in the mood for something different and fun without trying to dig deep into it's meaning this low budget sci-fi should do it.
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