Tony Randel

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Tony Randel (born May 29, 1956) is an American film director and screenwriter. [1] [2]


Film career

In 1985, Randel (credited as Anthony Randel) produced the New World Pictures rework of the Japanese The Return of Godzilla into the English film Godzilla 1985 . Randel's breakthrough into directing came when Randel, who had supervised the production of Clive Barker's Hellraiser , was hired by New World's President of Production, Steve White, to direct the sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser II . [3] It received mixed reviews, but was a financial success. Randel also directed the live-action film adaptation of the manga Fist of the North Star . [4] The film premiered on HBO and was released to video. He also directed one of Fangoria's low-budget films, Children of the Night (1991), which one critic described as obviously low budget, but with striking scenes. [5]

Personal life

Randel is married and has two children. In addition to his film career, he has stated his "other love" is radio. He has been a licensed amateur radio operator [6] since 1968.

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