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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Thu 25 Oct, 2007 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reclaiming the Blade         Reply with quote

I'm not sure how many of you know about this already, but using the search function yielded no results. Also, if this post is inappropriate for the forum, I apologize.


“Reclaiming the Blade” is a 90-minute documentary about Western and Eastern swords and swordsmanship, as well as the history behind the modern interpretation thereof. It is an attempt to dispel many of the common misrepresentations and myths about the medieval sword, using insights from experts such as John Clements of ARMA and Hank Reinhardt of Museum Replicas, and actors involved in sword related movies such as Viggo Mortensen (“Alatriste” and “Lord of the Rings”. In addition, the swords for this movie are provided by Albion Swords of Wisconsin. I am really excited for this movie to come out; I feel that it is the first film attempting to educate the general public about swords without the exaggerations generally associated with the katana or the clumsiness associated with the European sword. Signing up for email updates about the film automatically enters you into a contest to win an Albion sword.
In addition, the film is attempting to reinforce the existing community by providing an application called “Fight Finder”, which is essentially a database of martial arts groups that have submitted their information and helps the user find a group close to them. Registering your group in the Fight Club Finder automatically enters the group into a contest for a great selection of training gear. To check this out, either click here

Also, by becoming a Friend of Reclaiming the Blade, by posting an RTB banner on your website, you can be listed in the credits for the film. You will also get a banner for your site posted on the RTB site. If any of you choose to do this, if you could mention my name as a reference in the comment box, I would greatly appreciate it. Wink
The film is to be released in the summer of 2008. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the film, feel free to ask me.

For more information, click on the banner below or visit www.reclaimingtheblade.com


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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov, 2007 6:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Galatia Films has announced that a sequel, called "Reclaiming the Blade 2: A Call to Arms" is in development! It's good that they have enough confidence in the first film before it even comes out to start preparing for a sequel. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov, 2007 7:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Addison C. de Lisle wrote:
Galatia Films has announced that a sequel, called "Reclaiming the Blade 2: A Call to Arms" is in development! It's good that they have enough confidence in the first film before it even comes out to start preparing for a sequel. Cool


Has anyone told them that after you make a movie it is customary in this country to show it to people? Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov, 2007 2:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

They must have made it from the cuttings that was left on the floor from the first movie. Big Grin

Or not. Eek!

Films are cheaper if done back to back.

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov, 2007 2:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What happened to their win an Albion contest? I would like to know in preparation for placing it on my wall Razz
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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov, 2007 3:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The contest to win one of several Albion swords is still on, you just need to register for the mailing list. Most of the prize swords are from the Albion Next Generation lineup, two of which are the Prince and the Landgraf.
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov, 2007 4:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Addison do you know when they are going to pick winners? or even when the contest ends?
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Nov, 2007 9:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Addison,

Do you have any ideas about when this documentary will be available for viewing?

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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Sat 10 Nov, 2007 10:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

R D Moore wrote:
Addison,

Do you have any ideas about when this documentary will be available for viewing?


It is due for releas summer of 2008, but I can't be more specific than that.

To Brian Hook: I will post it here as soon as I know; should be within the next few days sometime.

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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov, 2007 8:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brian Hook wrote:
Addison do you know when they are going to pick winners? or even when the contest ends?


The details aren't nailed down 100% yet, but as of right now the plan is to have drawings once a month from January to June for the Fight Club Finder gear, and from January through the end of the year monthly for the individual swords. This is subject to change however.

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Nov, 2007 1:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

once a film is done it has to go to film festivals and that sort of thing. the distributors will not allow the filmmakers to just release it. these things just take time. nature of the beast. i know films take a while to make and this one looks real good. i guess it is easy to produce a cheap film but this movie does not seem to be one. also keep in mind that the film (i assume) will only be about an hour and a half, it must be hard to cover everything in that amount of time, thus reclaiming the blade two. my guess is this will be a straight to dvd sort of things as a follow up, to include more stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Nov, 2007 2:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can certainly appreciate the relationship between time and quality. From all I've read about it, RTB is a quality production and I will patiently await the day I can see it, and its sequel. And to all those involved in creating this piece I would like to say... Take all the time you need, make it great!

And to those celebrating the settling of these United States I wish a Happy Thanksgiving. We have a lot to be thankful for.

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Nov, 2007 5:19 pm    Post subject: all about the sword         Reply with quote

found this interesting...

Seven Western Martial Arts Groups from Europe
http://www.reclaimingtheblade.com/main/?p=59

clearly the film is all about honoring the sword... i'm for that.

happy thanks giving to as well!
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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Tue 20 Nov, 2007 5:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Alex Nicholson wrote:
my guess is this will be a straight to dvd sort of things as a follow up, to include more stuff.


Actually, it is hopefully going to theatres. Big Grin When you sign up for the mailing list, part of the requested information is your zip code. Galatia films is using this information to see how many people in a given area are interested in seeing the film, and will be basing their decision from that.

EDIT: Also, as an update, the credits are being finalized soon, so the deadline for joining Friends of Reclaiming the Blade is the end of December; and sooner is better just in case the credits are finalized before then for some reason.

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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov, 2007 5:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looking forward to checking it out. Summer 2008 it is!

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Alex Nicholson





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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov, 2007 8:24 am    Post subject: RTB2         Reply with quote

Yeah. I meant RTB2 straight to dvd...

i'm sure the FIRST film will be in the theaters... can't wait!

thanks for all the info addison!!
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Dec, 2007 3:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A bit of new info, just in time for the holidays! It sure doesn't feel like Christmas is in a week... :o

RTB has announced the sponsors for the equipment giveaway through the Fight Club Finder:

-New Stirling Arms
-With Intent Wasters
-Ardenwood Forge

with supplemental materials from

-Christian Tobler
-WMA Illustrated
-David Rawlings
-and assorted RTB Gear

Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday! Happy

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Dec, 2007 5:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thanks for keeping us updated addison. the waiting is the hardest part.
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello everyone! It's been a while since our last update - we have been busy pushing to get the giveaways started. Our goal this month is to give out the Fight Club Finder Ultimate Training Package! I will post more details as they arise.
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb, 2008 5:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's great to receive these updates! I appreciate you posting these. Thank you.
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