Reclaiming the Blade
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Reclaiming the Blade
Filmmaker Daniel McNicoll explores the emerging movement to reclaim the ancient medieval and renaissance martial arts in this documentary narrated by Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies, and produced on corroboration with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson. The Medieval and Renaissance blade was a remarkable weapon crafted with the utmost attention to detail. Though the history of the sword remains largely shrouded in mystery for younger moviegoers, their presence on the big screen can still be felt in the Star Wars saga, as well as films like Chronicles of Narnia and The Pirates of the… More
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"A high-concept and broad-ranging documentary that examines the evolving history, culture and application of the Western European sword ... eye-opening detailing."
‑ Mark Pollard, Kung Fu Cinema
"Whether it will change the way we view cinematic swordplay remains to be seen"
‑ Bill Gibron, Filmcritic.com
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