BLU RELEASES: Jean Claude Van Damme battles cannibalistic nomads in CYBORG

In the 80s, Jean Claude Van Damme first grabbed the attention of international movie audiences appearing in films like No Retreat No Surrender and Bloodsport. Albert Pyun’s CYBORG (1989) one of his early starring roles, was a low budget post-apocalyptic action-adventure film that has since become a cult classic. Longtime fans of the film are in for a special treat since it’s getting a remastered collector’s edition BluRay from Shout Factory that will be released on April 24th. BUY FROM AMAZON

Synopsis: Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as the future’s most fearsome warrior in this adrenaline-charged sci-fi thriller. Deteriorating from a deadly plague, 21st-Century America is descending into a barbaric nightmare. Only Pearl Prophet (Dayle Haddon), a beautiful half human/half cyborg, has the knowledge necessary to develop a vaccine. But during her quest to gather data and bring the cure to the world, Pearl is captured by cannibalistic Flesh Pirates who plot to keep the antidote for themselves and rule the world. Now, only saber-wielding hero Gibson Rickenbacker (Van Damme) can rescue her and save civilization.

Special Features and Technical Specs: BRAND NEW 4K REMASTER OF THE FILM 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 • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

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Peter

Editor-In-Chief of The Grindhouse Cinema Database/Furious Cinema contributor. Pete is a rabid movie geek who enjoys everything from wild n' crazy exploitation/cult flix to big budget mainstream classics. His other interests include: graphic design, cartooning and music.

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