Monday, August 8th, 2011 by Marco Freitas
Albert Pyun is an independent filmmaker with a very strong cult following among cinephiles from all over the world. His movies, often dealing with fantastic themes, set in faraway lands where androids live next to humans (not in a very friendly way), dystopic planets or urban dramas where guns and high kicks speak louder than words are revered by extreme film buffs while despised by lots of film critics. He started making homemovies before reaching puberty, shooting small adventures on a borrowed 8mm camera and in the sixties, was invited by famous Japanese actor Toshirô Mifune to spend some time in the Land of The Rising Sun to learn filmmaking. His casts are a veritable who’s who in genre and non-genre filmmaking: Kris Kristofferson, Lance Henriksen, Lee Horsley, Richard Lynch, Christopher Lambert, Ice-T, Rob Lowe, Burt Reynolds, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Nouri, Bill Mumy, Michael Paré, Kevin Sorbo, Teri Hatcher, Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay and many others.
A recent interview with Mr. Pyun, conducted by Marco Freitas…
Thursday, August 25th, 2011 by Marco Freitas
Michael Schroeder is a well-known name in the world of low-budget filmmaking. His work encompass many styles, from sci-fi actioner over black comedy to erotic thriller, and the films he´s directed are perennial favorites of people who believe the motto ‘small budgets do not necessarily equal low-tech or cheaply done flicks’. A consummate professional, the helmer of Cyborg 2 (1993), Cover Me (1996), Mortuary Academy (1988), Dead On: Relentless II (1992) and other titles was cool enough to answer a few questions for us…
Friday, December 11th, 2009 by Humanoid Of Flesh
In August 1975, after a long production period full of struggles, ‘Sasqua’ had its theatrical release in the USA. Shortly after, however, the film vanished into obscurity. The film never received distribution on VHS or DVD and along the years became as much a mystery as the legendary Sasquatch creature it tells the tale of. Another forgotten film that seems untraceable? Not quite so, as things have surfaced and the beast has reared its head again…