CYBORG: COLLECTOR’S EDITION REVIEWED

“Cyborg” was the first film where I learned about Jean-Claude Van Damme. Hell, until I was 11, I thought Vincent Klyn in this movie was JCVD. It’s weird how kids process movies, but that’s the truth. The rest of the movie is this battle to cure a plague that nobody could afford to show onscreen. That’s not even counting the fact that the film began as a Masters of the Universe sequel. If that wasn’t bad enough, one of the supporting cast lost an eye when JCVD struck him with a prop knife.

While I appreciate the hell out of the later Cannon films, the cheapness of the productions were starting to ruin stories here. The push to have so much material happen in flashback forces the audience to keep waiting for exposition. You can’t enjoy action, if you have to wait for B-actors to keep laying down what’s happening. It’s a shaky world, but thankfully peak JCVD is able to get us through it. I still would’ve loved to have seen what Pyun could’ve done with the movie with a bigger budget and his original casting choices.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • NEW 4K Scan From The Original Film Elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Albert Pyun
  • NEW A Ravaged Future – The Making Of CYBORG – Featuring Interviews With Writer/Director Albert Pyun, Actors Vincent Klyn, Deborah Richter, And Terrie Batson, Director Of Photography Philip Alan Waters, And Editor Rozanne Zingale
  • NEW Shoestring Fantasy – The Effects Of CYBORG – Featuring Interviews With Visual Effects Supervisor Gene Warren Jr., Go-Motion Technician Christopher Warren, And Rotoscope Artist Bret Mixon
  • Extended Interviews From Mark Hartley’s Documentary ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS With Writer/Director Albert Pyun And Sheldon Lettich
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

A/V STATS

  • 1.85:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track

RELEASE DATE: 4/24/18

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    Audio - 94%
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    Special Features - 96%
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    Film Score - 90%
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The Plot Thus Far

A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

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