Part man, part machine, all cheese. We’re checking out the campy new action flick "Manborg" out on DVD April 30 from Dark Sky Films. Follow the review bot below!
Cast: Matthew Kennedy, Meredith Sweeney, Conor Sweeney
Director: Steven Kostanski
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 72 minutes
Release Company: Dark Sky Films
The Flick: Thank goodness "Manborg" never takes itself seriously because as a piece of sheer camp the flick works on all levels. It’s got gamey dialogue (‘It’s not about the killing – it’s about family!’), cool cat fights (love seeing tough hotties Meredith Sweeney and Andrea Karr go at it!), bad voice dubbing and some of the cheesiest special effects since the days of Roger Corman. (And here it’s a good thing!) But mostly the flick is a loving homage to the Empire Pictures flick "Eliminators" and much like that film "Manborg" is pure fun fluff that the fans will enjoy.
Best Feature: The second 'Commentary Track' with multiple speakers is fascinating, especially hearing Director Steven Kostanski talk about all the simple items that went into making costumes and the like.
Best Hidden Gem: The equally fromage ridden 'Bio-Cop Trailer' following the film only adds more mozza to this cheddar fest! (Plus that cover is a savory one!)
Worth the Moola: Get it, watch it and buy it – it belongs in the collection for B-movie nights!