Directed By: Albert Pyun Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme

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by Trash Collector on 7/28/2003

Originally intended to be the sequel of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, a box office bomb, CYBORG is the post-apocalyptic story of a Slinger (hired protector) named Gibson Rickenbacker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) who sets out for revenge against Fender Tremolo (Vincent Klyn), the hellish villain who murdered the woman he loved. <p> If the names Gibson and Fender sound familiar, it's because all the characters are named after guitars or accessories like Roland Pick, Marshall Strat and Pearl Prophet. Fender also possesses The Cyborg, an half woman/half machine who has the technology to wipe out the plague that infests the world. <p> Director Albert Pyun (THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER) and screenwriter Kitty Chalmers (JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH) borrowed plot elements and styles from legendary filmmakers like John Ford, Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone -- and their films -- STAGECOACH, THE SEARCHERS, THE HIDDEN FORTRESS, THE SEVEN SAMURAI, A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS and THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. The film is essentially a western -- punctuated with droves of kung fu and savaté -- and dressed in the melancholy garment of post-apocalypse à la THE ROAD WARRIOR and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK -- only with 1/3 of each film's budget. Don't watch the film expecting state-of-the-art special effects, great acting or complex storytelling. This is a grade-B trashy sci-fi flick -- the 50s had 'em like MONSTER FROM GREEN HELL and THE GIANT GILA MONSTER -- and the 80s had just as many, such as CYBORG and COMMANDO. For a trash classic, the film’s soundtrack boasts an above-average score by composer Kevin Bassinson “SMALLVILLE” (TV). <p> As far a trashy cinema goes, CYBORG stands at the top of the heap. Roger Ebert included the film in his pretentious book `I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie' -- all the more reason not to miss it!

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It's OK

by Ed on 5/25/2011

I was excited to see Cyborg and remember how good the movie was. I purchased it and watched it again; and it just doesn't seem to be the say. It's now cheesy for me, but I still enjoy it.

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Product Overview

A cyborg must fight his way from new york to atlanta to head off a deadly plague. Includes featurette, filmographies, and production notes.


Studio MGM
SKU 40000289
UPC 027616656124
UPC 14 00027616656124
Format DVD
Release Date 8/28/2001
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Editors Note
Note The America of the future is a wasteland of anarchy and incurable disease. When a cyborg whose brain contains the formula for a plague cure is captured by cannibalistic pirates, a good-hearted mercenary springs into action to deliver her safely to the Centers for Disease Control.
Plot Summary
Summary A deadly plague is taking hold on a grimy, post-apocalyptic planet Earth. But a cure for the disease could lie in the computer brain of a cyborg named Pearl Prophet -- who's in the possession of a lowlife gang of mutants, led by the evil, imposing Fender. Attempting to save the world is heroic Gibson Rickenbacker, who pursues and battles the thugs for ownership of Pearl. But Gibson also has revenge on his mind, for Fender murdered Gibson's family many years ago.
Albert Pyun
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Cast & Crew
Vincent Klyn - Star
Deborah Richter - Star
Jean-Claude Van Damme - Star
Dayle Haddon - Star
Albert Pyun - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1989
Catalog ID 906561
UPC 00027616656124
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 86 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Product Attributes
Actor Van Damme,Jean-Clau
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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