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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sean Kelly

DVD Pick of the Day: Manborg

manborgIt’s been exactly 8 months since I last wrote a DVD column and today’s selection is well worth an end to the hiatus.  Today in Canada (and two weeks in the US) sees the release of Astron-6’s ultra-low budget sci-fi epic Manborg! When I saw the film last fall, I thought that it looked quite impressive for its mere $1000 budget and the film is worth it for the intentionally cheesy deadpan humour alone. 
The film is well on its way to becoming a new cult classic, complete with semi-regular late night screenings and a growing fanbase dubbed “fanborgs.”  Unusual for a new release these days, the film will only be available on standard definition DVD, since it apparently wasn’t even filmed in high definition to justify a blu-ray version.  I wouldn’t be surprised if they go 100% old school and eventually release some VHS copies of the film.  Anyways, I highly recommend checking out Manborg. (EDIT: I thought I should make note of the “Premiere Q&A” special feature on the DVD, during which I can be heard asking one of the questions – about the Bio-Cop short).
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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).