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Albert Pyun

Highest Rated: 63% The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: May 19, 1953

Birthplace: Hawaii, USA

Born in Hawaii, Albert Pyun got his first major exposure to film through the horror and action movies shown at a nearby military base. By the age of 10, Pyun was filming his own movies with an 8mm camera, and at 18 he traveled to Japan, where he was mentored by legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, actor Toshiro Mifune, and cameraman Takao Saito. After returning to Hawaii, Pyun worked as a commercial editor while attempting to make his own films on the side. Pyun directed his first feature in 1982 with "The Sword and the Sorcerer," which still stands as one of his biggest successes. He continued to work through the 1980s, mostly on "B-Movies" and direct-to-video films. In 1989 he completed work on another of his more recognizable efforts, "Cyborg," starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. During the 1990s, Pyun continued to pursue his interest in martial arts and science fiction with numerous releases, including installments in the "Kickboxer" series and 1992's "Nemesis." The director continued to work through the 2000s, bringing his Kurosawa-influenced cinematography to a series of films that, while poorly received, were filmed quickly and on sometimes-nonexistent budgets.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Interstellar Civil War: Shadows of the Empire Director,
Screenwriter
- 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nemesis 5: The New Model Executive Producer - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Road to Hell Director - 2012
No Score Yet 4% Tales of an Ancient Empire Director - 2010
No Score Yet 3% Left for Dead Director - 2007
No Score Yet 17% Cool Air Director - 2006
No Score Yet 21% Invasion Director - 2005
No Score Yet 22% Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon Director - 2004
No Score Yet 5% Final Exam Producer - 2003
No Score Yet 17% Ticker Director,
Producer
- 2001
No Score Yet 12% Corrupt Director - 1999
No Score Yet 15% The Wrecking Crew Director - 1999
No Score Yet 37% Urban Menace Director - 1999
No Score Yet 21% Postmortem Director - 1998
No Score Yet 23% Crazy Six Director - 1998
No Score Yet 53% Mean Guns Director - 1997
0% 22% Adrenalin: Fear the Rush Writer,
Director
$10.6M 1996
No Score Yet 80% Raven Hawk Director - 1996
No Score Yet 27% Omega Doom Director,
Screenwriter
- 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nemesis 4: Cry of Angels Director - 1996
No Score Yet 9% Nemesis 3: Time Lapse Director - 1996
No Score Yet 25% Blast Director - 1996
No Score Yet 15% Nemesis 2: Nebula Director,
Screenwriter
- 1995
No Score Yet 31% Heatseeker Director - 1995
No Score Yet 31% Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor Director - 1994
No Score Yet 30% Arcade Director - 1994
No Score Yet 43% Hong Kong '97 Director - 1994
No Score Yet 43% Spitfire Director - 1994
No Score Yet 42% Brain Smasher... A Love Story Director - 1993
No Score Yet 34% Knights Director,
Screenwriter
- 1993
60% 40% Nemesis Director - 1992
No Score Yet 37% Dollman Director - 1991
20% 30% Kickboxer 2: The Road Back Director $1.2M 1991
No Score Yet 10% Bloodmatch Director - 1991
12% 16% Captain America Director - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deceit Director - 1989
No Score Yet 40% Journey to the Center of the Earth Screenwriter - 1989
22% 30% Cyborg Director,
Screenwriter
$9.3M 1989
22% 3% Alien From L.A. Director - 1988
No Score Yet 27% Down Twisted Director - 1987
No Score Yet 14% Vicious Lips Director,
Screenwriter
- 1986
10% 45% Dangerously Close Director $2.0M 1986
No Score Yet 44% Radioactive Dreams Director $210.2K 1986
63% 45% The Sword and the Sorcerer Director,
Writer
- 1982

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elvira's 10 Nights of Halloween Director 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet RiffTrax Director 2014