“An acid-washed cornucopia of action and laughs. Short, silly, and superbly crafted with next to no money, Manborg is a delight.” - Blu-ray.com
The Astron-6 filmmaking collective for years had been releasing amazing short films for a few years – constantly one-upping themselves with movies that never let budgets restrict them when it comes to stretching their imagination.
In 2011 their film MANBORG was their most ambitious movie to date. An absurd spoof of ROBOCOP (among other things), Kostanks’ film stars Matthew Kennedy as a fallen soldier brought back to life as a cyborg to fight the demon hordes that have overrun the Earth in a nightmarish dystopian future full of CGI, Street Fighter rejects and stop-motion demons. The film may be short in running length but the humor is packed into the film like a bursting sausage. If TETSUO: THE IRON MAN made love to a Sega Genesis console, Manborg would be the bouncing baby born.
Official Description: 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 first war against Hell, Manborg 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, a knife wielding vixen, and a kung-fu master before finally squaring off against Count Draculon in a desperate and bloody bid to take back the Earth.