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"Director Albert Pyun’s nineties video classics make their long-awaited British Blu bow in a half-hearted Platinum Cult Edition port from 101 Films."
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1989. The Reagan ’80s led into the first Bush era, the Cold War’s over but its damage eternal, the drug war is raging, and Cannon Films, the B-movie grindhouse of “The Delta Force” and “Cobra” fame helmed by Israeli-American workhorses Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, is barely recovering from bankruptcy. With $2 million lost on sets for an ill-fated “Masters of the Universe” sequel, they turned to in-house pulpster Albert Pyun to come up with a plot to salvage those sets in less than a weekend. “Cyborg” was the phoenix born from those ashes, and appropriately plays like an id-fueled fever dream put together in a brainstorm. The result is a post-apocalyptic actioner where a roundhouse-wielding drifter has to rescue a bionic scientist from the chaos-loving pirates wishing to control the cure she’s carrying for a world-ravaging plague. There’s levels to this shit: The film is both set in the ruins of society and in the ruins of another movie.
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2015 semble définitivement une année Cannon. Tel un Phénix, la firme légendaire aux casseroles aussi maousses qu’INVASION USA ou MON AVENTURE AFRICAINE qui croisaient le fer de longs métrages plus prestigieux comme LOVE STREAMS, RUNAWAY TRAIN ou BARFLY, renait de ses cendres. Tout d’abord via deux documentaires : ELECTRIC BOOGALOO et THE GO-GO BOYS qui retracent le parcours torturé de ses deux maitres d’oeuvres : Menahem Golan et Yoram Globus. Mais également via la sortie en Haute Définition d’une grosse partie de leur catalogue filmique.
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Hello and welcome to a very awesome episode 11 of Sloppy Seconds. We are covering the evolution of one Tom Cody when we cover the two films in that particular series, Streets of Fire and the brand new Road to Hell. When Cody comes back from a long war of killing and basically going insane, he is faced with his own salvation and the advances of two smoking hot spree killers all the way to find the love of his life. Will he find what he’s looking for or will he slip into a much darker place than he already is. This episode is jam packed with two reviews and three interviews with director Albert Pyun, writer/producer Cynthia Curnan and lead singer and lead guitar player of the Roxy Gunn Project, Roxy Gunn, who also stars as Ellen in the film. So come and hitch a ride on route 666, it’s gonna be a strange journey.
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Many times I’ve driven the I-15 with its traffic accidents and congestion and thought of it as the road to hell. However, that highway pales when compared to the concrete stretch of horror and murderous mayhem filmmaker Albert Pyun has created on screen with his 50th film ROAD TO HELL.
The action-fantasy feature was inspired by Walter Hill’s cult classic STREETS OF FIRE and began shooting in Los Angeles in June 2008. Although it had its world premiere at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas in October of that year the film has undergone several edits and revisions since. As a result although it had other screenings such as at the Patio Theater on March 9, 2013 and a Las Vegas screening during the PollyGrind Film Festival in 2012 it wasn’t until recently that the film found a distributor. “I wasn’t going to let this one go out until I felt I had done everything possible. So many of my films were wrenched away before I finished them to my satisfaction. Not this time. Plus, I didn’t need for the film to help my career or earn money so for the first time in my life, I could focus on making the best version of the story I wanted to tell,” Albert explained.
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From Director Albert Pyun (Cyborg), Dangerously Close focuses on The Sentinels, the self-proclaimed teenage guardians of their high school. Weeding out those they deem unfit, their gang-like activity is questioned after a student winds up dead. When the school newspaper editor, Donny Lennox (J. Eddie Peck, The Young and the Restless), seeks the truth, The Sentinels up their aggressive ante to a whole new level. John Stockwell (Christine), Carey Lowell (Law & Order), Madison Mason (Dreamscape), Bradford Bancroft (3:15) and Dedee Pfeiffer (The Horror Show) co-star.
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