Post by Ky-Wan Zann on Jul 27, 2008 16:58:24 GMT -5
This is the second bok by this author. It contains the first volume but with an addition. I haven't read either buit if anyone has please feel free to discuss it I ma curious and am hoping to buy it from my local store when they can order it.
I've got the first one (Shimmering Sword), and I checked his website and this looks pretty much like just a re-release with an added chapter or two. The first book is good, though. It's not lightsaber instruction per se, but lots of philosophy about sword fighting and the Jedi perspective on fighting, linked with existing swordfighting systems here on Earth. It's worth getting if you don't own the first one, but I'll wait until I see the new one to see if the additional material justifies buying the re-release. The first one was released not long before C3, so I had something interesting to read while waiting in the looooong lines.
I seem to remember something about this from Dragon*Con but stumbled across the site recently and ordered a copy.
Reclaiming the Blade celebrates the culture and craft of swords and the Hollywood legends and academic warriors who wield them. The film explores the Medieval and Renaissance blade; a profound and beautiful object handcrafted by master artisans of old. Today, much of the history of the sword remains cloaked under a shadow of legend. Reclaiming the Blade highlights today’s cinematic tribute to the beauty and necessity of the sword through films such as Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Chronicles of Narnia and The Pirates of the Caribbean.
Product Description Narrated by acclaimed Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies and produced with the support of Peter Jackson, Weta Workshop, Skywalker Sound and the Royal Armouries, this unique film brings to life our fascination with swords in popular media and the emergence of a worldwide movement to reclaim the ancient art of medieval and renaissance martial arts. Highly anticipated, Reclaiming the Blade traces the sword’s true history throughout the ages and features the following talent:
Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises), Karl Urban (Borne Supremacy, JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek), Richard Taylor (LOTR, King Kong, Narnia), Bob Anderson (Hollywood Sword-master to Errol Flynn, Johnny Depp, Star Wars, etc), and legendary Illustrator John Howe (LOTR, Narnia),
The cutting-edge soundtrack to the film illuminates the story with an original orchestral score by composer David James Nielsen and pop/rock hits from the Doves, Yo La Tengo, The Dandy Warhols, and Juliana Hatfield, among others.
The Deluxe 2 Disc Set contains more than 3 hours of special features, including:
- The Making of RTB - Exclusive Additional Footage & Interviews - Over an hour of Sword Training Videos - Behind Weta Workshop featurette - Forging a Real Blade documentary - Oakshott’s Classification of the Sword featurette - NY Jedi Exclusive Presentation at Comic Con 2009 - Full Online RTB Diaries - Commentary with director Daniel McNicoll and John Rhys-Davies
Post by Jan-Qui Coran on May 29, 2009 15:52:33 GMT -5
I might get this one to since I do have the Shimmering Sword. It sounds good the only problem is no matter what book/dvd one has on a sword or lightsaber to show how to do moves, it still is so difficult to practice by oneself with out a partner to do it with so you can actually see what moves go with what---at least that is what I'm finding out. I've attempted learning some moves but whether I'm actually doing them correctly or not is anyone's guess. Where I live there is no one around who teaches that kind of fighting.