Manborg film poster
|Directed by||Steven Kostanski|
|Produced by||Steven Kostanski|
|Written by||Steven Kostanski
|Music by||Brian Wiacek|
|Edited by||Steven Kostanski|
|Budget||approximately $1,000 (CA$)|
Manborg is a 2011 Canadian science-fiction action film by Astron-6.
Count Draculon (Adam Brooks) and his Nazi vampire forces seek to take over Earth during the Hell Wars. A soldier (Matthew Kennedy) is killed attempting to fight the Count, then transformed into Manborg after his body is fitted with robotics. After Manborg becomes active in Mega-Death City, he meets with resistance fighters against Count Draculon. Justice (Conor Sweeney) is a gunfighter who resembles Billy Idol with an "Australian" accent who is joined by his sister Mina (Meredith Sweeney) and martial arts expert #1 Man (Ludwig Lee, voice-dubbed by Kyle Hebert).
- Matthew Kennedy as Manborg
- Adam Brooks as Count Draculon and Dr Scorpious
- Meredith Sweeney as Mina
- Conor Sweeney as Justice
- Ludwig Lee as #1 Man (voice dubbed by Kyle Hebert)
- Jeremy Gillespie as The Baron
- Andrea Karr as Shadow Mega
- Mike Kostanski as Little Guy
Production began in 2009, with approximately one year of filming followed by two years of post-production. Chroma key backdrops were used for most filmed scenes. Production costs were approximately $1,000 (CAD).
The first public screening of Manborg was on 22 September 2011 at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
Rick Groen of The Globe and Mail took a favourable view of Manborg, declaring it "cheap and cheesy, no doubt, but with some real tang and, occasionally, a strong bite". The Toronto Star's Peter Howell deemed the film "a marvel of DIY makeup, costuming and special effects" although he believed the production "would have been a much better movie without the cheese".
- "Manborg". Manitoba Film Classification Board. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- Howell, Peter (1 November 2012). "Manborg review: A makeup master's shoestring sci-fi". Toronto Star. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- Pace, Dave (2 November 2012). ""Manborg" and "Bio-Cop" (movie reviews)". Fangoria. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- King, Randall (25 October 2012). "Sci-fi parody embraces '80s schlock". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- Groen, Rick (2 November 2012). "Manborg: The plot is low, but the camp is high". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
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