Narrated by acclaimed Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings), Reclaiming the Blade features Viggo Mortensen (History of Violence), Karl Urban (JJ Abram’s Star Trek) and and Star Wars/Pirates of the Caribbean sword-master Bob Anderson. The film explores both European and Asian historic swordplay and offers an in-depth look at the fascinating world of stage combat on the silver screen.
The film also stars Richard Taylor (Halo, X-Men), John Howe (Legendary Illustrator LOTR, Narnia), John Waller (Robin Hood, First Knight) and many more. It was produced with the support of Peter Jackson, Weta Workshop and The Royal Armouries. Don’t miss out on news and upcoming giveaways for Reclaiming the Blade swords by signing up for the Mailing List. Look for RTB in stores such as Barnes and Noble and as featured on the Main Movies page of Apple iTunes! Soundtack available on Lakeshore Records.
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For details on some of the specific European sword practitioners and groups featured the film please click here. Including: Sweden’s Stockholm’s Historical Fencing Society led by Todd Tornquist, London’s Schola Gladiatoria led by Matt Easton, France’s de Taille et d’Estoc led by Fabrice Cognot, The United Kingdom’s Boar’s Tooth Fight School led by David Rawlings, London’s The School of Traditional Medieval Fencing led by Philippe Willaume, Germany’s Arts of Mars led by Colin Richards and Poland’s Ringschule Wrocław ARMA-PL led by Tom Maziarz. Galatia Films is proud to be featuring some of the best historical techniques as demonstrated by well trained practitioners and scholars from around the globe.
Partial List of Production Talent:
"SENSATIONAL AND LONG OVERDUE!"
- IGN, DigiGods
"EPIC AND GRAND!"
- Home Media Magazine
"GEEKS OUT THERE OUGHT TO CHECK OUT THIS INTERESTING NEW DOC."
- New York Post
- AMC Filmcritic.com
- Geek Out Online
"ENGAGING AND HIGHLY ENTERTAINING."
- Film Ink
"YOU’LL GET A MAJOR KICK OUT OF THIS, AWESOME!"
- Scott Johnson, ExtraLife
- Chivalry Today Podcast
"A POPULAR CHOICE FOR BOTH MOVIE AND HISTORY BUFFS."
- California Chronicle
From our marketing material:
"The Medieval and Renaissance blade, a profound and beautiful object handcrafted by master artisans of old. An object of great complexity, yet one with a singular use in mind- it is designed to kill. The truth of the sword has been shrouded in antiquity, and the Renaissance martial arts that brought it to being are long forgotten. The ancient practitioners lent us all they knew through their manuscripts. As gunslingers of the Renaissance they were western heroes with swords, and they lived and died by them. Yet today their history remains cloaked under a shadow of legend."
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"In a confusing and ambiguous world, nothing makes more sense than a good, old-fashioned sword fight." -Kevin Hagopian, senior lecturer at Penn State: American Film and Media