Pete’s Peek | Manborg is a wacky retro-futuristic low budget sci-fi thrill ride

When Nazi vampires led by the nefarious Count Draculon and his Hellish minions lay waste planet Earth, a cybernetically-enhanced soldier (Matthew Kennedy) and a rag-tag band of mercenaries help a scientist to bring down the evil Count.

The brainchild of a group of Winnipeg filmmakers called Astron-6, Manborg is a wacky ultra low-budget love letter to the sci-fi and action films that graced many a VHS cover in the 1980s. Like a stripped down RoboCop fused with Japanese anime-styled action, this is sci-fi cheese at it’s most enjoyable. And the best thing about it is the inspired DIY stop motion special effects that look a 100 times better than CGI. Asylum take note!

Special features include directors commentary, trailer, music video, cast and crew interviews, deleted scenes and two shorts.

Out on DVD