You may not be familiar with the name Albert Pyun, but if you spent any time at all in video stores throughout the 80s and 90s you’re doubtlessly familiar with his work. He directed the Jean-Claude Van Damme masterpiece Cyborg, the underrated gun-fu opus Nemesis, the infamous 1990 Captain America featuring JD Salinger’s son as Cap and an Italian-accented Red Skull, and many other low-budget genre films that dance between the brilliant and the bizarre. Now, a long-in-the-works project that’s now being billed as his 50th feature film is finally available to the public: Road to Hell.
Road to Hell is a spiritual/unofficial sequel to Streets of Fire, and even features the return of that film’s star Michael Pare playing “Cody” (his character in the earlier movie is Tom Cody). Wikipedia tells me it’s gotten a few theatrical viewings since 2008, but now it’s available to the public—at least those members of the public who are willing to shell out $9.99 for a streaming rental.