Cyborg featuring a young JCVD is one of the most popular Cult Films in this age and time. A Cyberpunk action thriller featuring martial arts mayhem, and characters named after guitar manufactures is a crowd pleasing hit. Directed by Albert Pyun this is a film that gets talked about more and more every passing year. Well finally Scream Factory has stepped in and done the release the justice it deserves.
Cyborg takes place after "The Living Death!" a plague that has left the planet barren and crippled. A group of scientists think they have a cure for it and send a cyborg named Pearl out to New York to get the remaining intel they need.. She is sent along with Marshall Strat, but he is quickly killed by the evil Fender Tremolo and his gang. Fender wants the cure to sell it. Before Strat dies Pearl runs off and finds a "Slinger" who can take her to NY. This of course is Gibson Rickenbacker, played by Jean Claude Van Damme.
He agrees to escort and protect her because he has a score to settle with Fender and his gang. Years prior Gibson was living a simple life with his family until Fender came along and murdered them.. Thus begins a road trip to hell paved by way of graphic violence.
Cyborg was and still is an amazing film. Wall to wall action set in a post apocalyptic world to the backdrop of a polarizing score, this film hits on all levels. From knife fights, to hand to hand combat, to crucifixions, this film has everything an action, as well as a science fiction fan dreams of. Capped off with a Steller performance of a very young JCVD this film fires on every cylinder.
A:bert Pyun had done an amazing job with this film, that even spawned multiple sequels. Its been loved an admired for years and now Scream Factory is presenting it here on Blu-ray, loaded with special features for the first time ever.
This print is a thing of beauty. it cleaner than not only an dvd out there, but better looking then when I first experienced this in the theater as a teenager. The film takes place for the most part entirely outside, and every sun shot and smoke shot looks stunning on this disc. The audio bellows out of your speakers especially during the sewer fight scene where you can actually hear everyone on screen around you. As its Scream Factory its loaded with special features
NEW 4K Scan From The Original Film Elements
If your a fan you can already see this is a must own disc. If you have never experienced the true awesomeness that is Cyborg you have to pick this up and watch it. I promise you will love it.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars!