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Reclaiming the Blade (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 15 April 2009 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel McNicoll

Writers:

John Clements (additional writing), Daniel McNicoll
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Credited cast:
Viggo Mortensen ... Himself
Karl Urban ... Himself
John Rhys-Davies ... Narrator (voice)
Richard Taylor ... Himself
Bob Anderson ... Himself
John Howe John Howe ... Himself
Fabrice Cognot Fabrice Cognot
Gordon Hart Gordon Hart
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sydney Anglo Sydney Anglo ... Himself (as Dr. Sydney Anglo)
Paul Champagne Paul Champagne ... Himself
Kate Clarke Kate Clarke ... Herself
John Clements John Clements ... Himself
Matt Easton Matt Easton ... Himself
Nick Fusco Nick Fusco ... Himself
Paul Gething Paul Gething ... Himself
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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. Written by Anonymous

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In a confusing and ambiguous world, nothing makes more sense than a good, old-fashioned sword fight.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Совершенство клинка See more »

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France See more »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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Galatia Films See more »
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Informative and entertaining
29 September 2011 | by itamarscomixSee all my reviews

"Reclaiming The Sword" isn't much to rave about as a documentary feature, it's not very inspired in terms of editing and presentation, the constant use of stock footage gets annoying pretty quickly, and the music is overbearing.

But as a document - as a piece of research and presentation of facts - it's quite fascinating. If the premise of the film interests you; if you're interested in ancient European history, if you have an interest in martial history, if you've ever been a fan of medieval historic films or even medieval fantasy; if you've ever been a D&D nerd - you'll find quite a lot to enjoy here, lots of interesting information, good and varied interviews, and lots of swordplay of every kind imaginable.


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