Hell has taken over the Earth, led by the evil Count Draculon, and the human resistance is utterly crushed. Until one dying soldier gets transformed into the ultimate engine of vengeance... Manborg! Uh, what?
Manborg just had its debut at Fantastic Fest 2011, and it sounds like a major tribute to cyborg mastermind Albert Pyun. Here's what Twich Film wrote about it:
It is the future, and Hell has risen from below and taken over the Earth, led by the evil Count Draculon and his minions. A ragtag group of rebels is fighting back, but their rebellion is effectively crushed, leaving nothing but scorched earth on which the Hellions rebuild their new world. After a personal confrontation with the Count, one man gets blasted into oblivion, but manages to survive thanks to the help of a mysterious inventor who turns his bloodied body into a cyborg of destruction, Manborg....
The story is hokey, and the script digresses into broad humor a bit too often for my tastes, but Manborg is still a lot of fun. The film is built around the framework of films from the late '80s like Cyborg and Nemesis, which feature a lot of man on machine violence. What sets Manborg apart and really makes it worth watching is the craftsmanship that went into the production, as well as the enthusiasm of the cast and crew for their material.
We cannot wait to see this film. It's brought to you by the director behind such other great films as Lazer Ghosts II: Return to Laser Cove. Because one Lazer Ghosts movie wasn't enough!