The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven

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The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven
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Directed by Donald G. Jackson
Produced by Donald G. Jackson
Scott Shaw
Written by Donald G. Jackson
Scott Shaw
Starring Scott Shaw
Karen Black
Don Stroud
Frank Stallone
Joe Estevez
William Smith (actor)
Rhonda Shear
Jill Kelly
Music by Scott Shaw
Cinematography Donald G. Jackson
Edited by Scott Shaw
Release date
  • 1992 (1992)
Running time
90 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $300,000 USD

The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven is a 1992 martial arts cult film that was directed by Donald G. Jackson, and was produced by and stars Scott Shaw.

Background[edit]

This film is sometimes titled Legend of the Roller Blade 7 in the media and on the internet, though this was not the actual release title.

This film stars much of the cast from the original feature, including: Scott Shaw, William Smith (actor), Frank Stallone, Karen Black, Don Stroud, Rhonda Shear and Joe Estevez. Adult film star Jill Kelly can also be seen in this film.

Plot[edit]

This film takes place in an apocalyptic land of the future known as The Wheelzone. In this place there are no cars and people travel on skates and skateboards.

The plot of this film traces the exploits of Hawk Goodman (played by Shaw), who is on a quest to rescue several young ladies from the grasp of the evil overlord Pharaoh (played by Smith).

Because this film was composed of footage taken from the other two features associated with this project, The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven follows a very similar storyline to The Roller Blade Seven, with a few elements added from Return of the Roller Blade Seven. Most notably, a very extensive fight scene where a large number of combatants battle with samurai swords and martial arts.

Sequels[edit]

This film is commonly referred to in the media as the first of two sequels to the cult classic The Roller Blade Seven. The second sequel, Return of the Roller Blade Seven, was released in 1993.

Though the film is considered the second film in The Roller Blade Seven Trilogy, according to Scott Shaw, this is not the case. In an article he wrote, The Making of the Roller Blade Seven, that was published in several industry journals, including Independent Film and Video, he states that the executive producer took the other two films associated with this movie: The Roller Blade Seven and Return of the Roller Blade Seven, had them reedited, and combined them into one single film, thereby creating this feature film. This action was taken without the consent or approval of the two filmmakers. He states that this film, The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven is, therefore, not endorsed by either Donald G. Jackson nor himself.

The article goes on to state that the actual third film intended for The Roller Blade Seven Trilogy is titled, Wheelzone Rangers. This is a film that has not yet been produced.

Distribution[edit]

The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven found a much larger audience in the video and cable market than did the other two features associated with this project. This was because this film was actively distributed, particularly in the United States.

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