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Director of ‘Cyborg,’ ‘Captain America’ Was 69

Albert Pyun, the director behind such low-budget B-movies as The Sword and the Sorcerer, Cyborg and Nemesis, has died. He was 69.

Pyun died Saturday, his spouse and producer Cynthia Curran introduced. He had beforehand been recognized with a number of sclerosis and dementia.

In 1982, the filmmaker launched his first film, The Sword and the Sorcerer, which starred Lee Horsley, Kathleen Beller and Simon MacCorkindale. The fantasy movie made $39 million domestically ($120 million right now) and would stay the highest-grossing title of his profession.

Later releases included the Jean-Claude van Damme dystopian martial-arts thriller Cyborg (1989); Captain America (1990), which starred Matt Salinger because the title superhero within the first live-action feature-length movie specializing in the Marvel mainstay; and futuristic motion flick Nemesis (1992).

Born in Hawaii on Might 19, 1953, Pyun labored as a industrial movie editor earlier than shifting on to options. He was recognized for his prolific output of tasks, many going direct-to-video, and labored with such notable names as Kris Kristofferson, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Hopper, James Coburn, Christopher Lambert, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Sheen and Kathy Eire.

Throughout a 2012 interview with Gizmodo, Pyun stated that he ended up making so many post-apocalyptic movies as a result of the areas have been low-cost and straightforward to search out. Though he was recognized for steering numerous motion pictures about cyborgs, he stated that call was a realistic one as effectively.

“I’ve actually little interest in cyborgs,” the filmmaker stated on the time. “And I’ve by no means actually had any curiosity in post-apocalyptic tales or settings. It simply appeared that these conditions introduced a manner for me to make motion pictures with little or no cash, and to discover concepts that I actually wished to discover — even when they have been [controversial].” 

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