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    Finally tracked down THE STRANGER (not an Albert Pyun film). I certainly appreciate the Spaghetti Western feel this low budget action flick tries to invoke. Kathy Long is the mysterious stranger that comes to small (maybe a dozen people) desert town to exact revenge on a (biker) gang that killed her parents when she was a child. The score even sounds Morricone-esque at times. My favorite track sounds an awful lot like MAN WITH A HARMONICA. But the reason to watch is Kathy Long. Not only is she easy on the eyes but she is a force to be reckoned with. She has zero charisma but makes up for it by being a female version of THE TERMINATOR. Fans of "girls that kick ass" films will get exactly what they are looking for in THE STRANGER as Kathy's fights are amazing. Few women have come close to matching the intensity and believability of what she puts onscreen. There is a lull in the middle 3rd of the film but its well worth seeing through til the credits. In a bit of a surprise, Kathy gets naked in this as well. It's a shame she didn't get more low budget leading roles or as heavy in bigger pictures. She would have been great with a limited speaking role in a Van Damme or Lundgren flick.

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    From FB:

    "At Comic-Con this year we announced that a new Collector’s Edition of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 1989 sci-fi thriller would be coming soon from us... Here are some details!

    • Official street date is January 30th, 2018 for U.S. and Canada territories (Region A).

    • It will be branded as a “Collector’s Edition” that will come with a slipcover (guaranteed for three months after its original release date)

    • The newly-commissioned artwork pictured comes to us from the CRP Group (Firestarter, Rabid, Species). This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will the original theatrical poster art design.

    • Extras and specs are still in progress and will be announced at a later date. However, we can confirm that we will be doing a brand new HD film transfer!

    Pre-order now directly from our website @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/pr…/cyb...r-s-edition… to get the product two weeks early from national street date plus you’ll receive a free collectible 18” x 24” rolled poster of the newly-designed key art (while supplies last)!"

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    I am a huge fan of Cannon, and of Van Damme and I have quite a liking for master auteur Albert Pyun, but this film has despite all this never clicked for me. I just find it boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Silly Swede View Post
    I am a huge fan of Cannon, and of Van Damme and I have quite a liking for master auteur Albert Pyun, but this film has despite all this never clicked for me. I just find it boring.
    Thank you. Never understood the run this film gets. Love all three of those things. Even by Pyun standards CYBORG is just boring. I've tried liking this film half a dozen times but it never works. The lead actress is so dull and Van Damme has zero personality. Nothing happens for long stretches. The heavy looks cool but the fights are just ok.

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    The Shout! Blu-ray has been pushed back to 2/27.
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    I got an email from Amazon that said it's now bumped until April 24!

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    Details on the Shout! release:

    CYBORG [COLLECTOR’S EDITION] COMING TO BLU-RAY APRIL 24, 2018

    Los Angeles, CA – Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as the future’s most fearsome warrior in the adrenaline-charged sci-fi thriller Cyborg, available on Blu-ray™ in a Scream Factory Collector’s Edition set loaded with new bonus features, on April 24, 2018.

    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.

    Customers ordering Cyborg [Collector’s Edition] from ShoutFactory.com will receive a free 18x24 rolled poster featuring brand new artwork, available while supplies last, and will get their items 2 weeks before street date.
    
    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
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