Reclaiming the Blade

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Reclaiming the Blade
Reclaiming The Blade poster.jpg
Directed by Daniel McNicoll
Produced by Erica Black
Daniel McNicoll
Starring Viggo Mortensen
Karl Urban
Bob Anderson
Narrated by John Rhys-Davies
Music by David James Nielsen
Distributed by Galatia Films Home Entertainment (US)
Release date
  • July 7, 2009 (2009-07-07)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Reclaiming the Blade is a documentary written and directed by Daniel McNicoll and produced by Galatia Films on the topic of swords. Reclaiming the Blade was a number one movie rental on iTunes.[1] The feature-length film was distributed by Starz and Anchor Bay Entertainment.[2]

Notable interviewees from the film industry include Viggo Mortensen, Karl Urban, Richard Taylor, and Hollywood sword master Bob Anderson (fencing instructor to Errol Flynn and Johnny Depp among others). Interviewed as an expert on swordmaking was bladesmith Paul Champagne.

Narration is by British actor John Rhys-Davies. The documentary was produced with the support of Peter Jackson, Weta Workshop, Skywalker Sound and the Royal Armouries.

The soundtrack for the film, which included major label artists and an orchestral score from David James Nielsen, was released on Lakeshore Records.[3][4] Commentary track from director Daniel McNicoll and John Rhys-Davies included details on the making of the film and Rhys-Davies experiences with swordplay on the London stage.[5][6]

Seven Western Martial Arts - WMA - groups located in five countries in Europe provide footage for Reclaiming the Blade: Arts of Mars (Germany), Boar’s Tooth Fight School (UK), de Taille et d’Estoc (France), Ringschule Wrocław, ARMA-PL (Poland), Schola Gladiatoria (UK), Stockholm’s Historical Fencing Society (Sweden), The School of Traditional Medieval Fencing (UK).[7]

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  1. ^ "Reclaiming the Blade hits #1 on iTunes". Galatia Films, LLC. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "IMDb - Reclaiming the Blade, Company Credits". IMDb. IMDb. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Lakeshore Records - Reclaiming the Blade". Lakeshore Records - Reclaiming the Blade. Lakeshore Records. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "IMDb - David James Nielsen". IMDb. IMDb. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Barnes & Noble - Reclaiming the Blade". Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Netflix - Reclaiming the Blade for Rent". Netflix. Netflix. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Reclaiming the Blade » » Seven Western Martial Arts Groups from Europe". Retrieved 2014-05-27. 

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