“Enjoyably ridiculous!” — Variety
The armies of hell have taken over the Earth, and all that stands in the way of the villainous Count Draculon and his total subjugation of humanity is a motley lot of misfits seemingly torn from the pantheon of 80s schlock genre-cinema. There’s an Australian punk, a knife-wielding anime chick, a kung-fu master (voiced with deliriously pitch-perfect stoicism by Kyle Herbert, the narrator from Dragon Ball Z), and of course the titular Manborg, a literal kind of cinematic Frankenstein, both emblematic of pulp sci-fi as obscure as Charles Band’s Eliminators and as broad as Robocop and The Terminator.
The master of ceremonies to this cacophony of laser blasts and comic book ultra-violence is film collective Astron-6 (Father’s Day) special effects prodigy Steven Kostanski, who deftly juggles co-writing, editing and directing duties with the ambitious creation of an extraordinary barrage of elaborate miniatures, iconic costumes and delirious stop-motion creatures that would have Harryhausen and Tippet try to high-five the ghost of David W. Allen out of sheer enthusiasm. Kostanski’s universe remains unmistakably original, his voice unquestionably unique and his talent impossible to deny. — Peter Kuplowsky