I did an interview with Efren Guzman on his podcast. I think I sound fairly coherent. I love doing these interviews now because they make me remember and test my memory. For the first 20 or so years of me career I tended not to do interviews or publicity. Now days I understand how its wanted by fans and it helps the films. - Albert.
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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This booklet is from the 2013 88 FILMS Blu Ray release of DOLLMAN. Click the images to enlarge.
I did a very long and detailed interview about the whole "Max Havoc" situation for Impact Online Magazine. It should be out next week. It has the real and truthful story about the film on Guam and in the years before the film came to shoot on Guam. Its the first factual article on the film. - Albert Pyun.
"...but one of his films in particular, has received so much controversial press over the years with allegedly false allegations made and quite a bit of mud being flung in Albert’s direction. That movie was Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon... Albert talks to Mike Leeder about the project and for the first time gets to tell his side of the story..." (Click here to read full article)
"When I started this website several months ago my first mission was to score a Q&A with legendary filmmaker, Albert Pyun. His films have been a staple part of my life and their style & aesthetic are what I model much of my own writing after. Needless to say I was overwhelmed when he agreed to participate. I have never come across a harder working and more generous director than Albert. His work ethos is a testament to his longevity and his passion for cinema becomes more apparent with each film of his you watch. It's fair to say that he receives a decent amount of criticism from detractors, however, the more I've come to know Albert the more admiration I have for his steely acceptance of blows and his ability to focus his energies on work. As much as I have loved his films over the years, my own appreciation has grown substantially... with even some of his lesser work, his passion is clearly stamped all over... "
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Albert Pyun is a legend among low-budget movie-makers. He's probably directed more movies about cyborgs than anyone else. He's been making post-apocalyptic movies since the Mad Max era, and he's still at it. He's worked with Rutger Hauer, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Christopher Lambert and Ice-T, among many others. Chances are you've watched at least one of his films at three in the morning. (Click here to read full interview)
How did you get involved in directing the (1990) Captain America movie?
Believe Captain America had been bouncing around the halls of Cannon the entire time I was there (1985-1988). Heard a lot about it and being a big CA fan as a kid, I was intrigued like any other comic book geek to know what was happening with it. i managed to get a copy of Stephen Tolkien's script which I heard was great...and it was. WhenMenahem split from Cannon, I lobbied for him to bring it with him to his new company. after that I heard the scuttlebutt around Menahem's21st Century offices about how the license option would run out if the picture wasn't started right away. So I went to Menahem and pitched him my take on it and he gave me the green light...a fast green light. So that's how i got involved (Click here to read full interview)
1-Were you a film buff while being raised in Hawaii?
Oh yes. I would try to see everything especially foreign films and a lot of Asian cinema which was popular in Hawaii.
Let us know some of your earliest cinematic childhood memories
I remember a Japanese studio called Toho built a spectacular cinema that was designed to look and feel like a temple. It was always magical to see films there. And I remember seeing Dr. No and From Russia With Love as a double bill really had an impact on me as a child. When I was older, 2001:A Space Odyssey and A Fistful of Dollars had strong impressions on me for their visuals an original creative sensibilities. I think my film making style is greatly influenced by seeing Godard, Bunuel, Leone and Bergman growing up. I loved their films. Each time it was so exciting to see how they would push the edges of cinema. (Click here for full interview)
B-movie maestro Albert Pyun on a $2 million "Spider-Man," flummoxing Dennis Hopper and his new "Tales of the Ancient Empire."
In the independent filmmaking world, Albert Pyun is a little more independent than most. Having made his directorial debut with “The Sword and the Sorcerer” in 1982 after serving an apprenticeship under Akira Kurosawa, Pyun carved out a unique niche as a director of low-budget, high-concept genre films starring casts slightly past their prime. (Click here to read full interview)
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