THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN
RETURN OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN
LEGEND OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN
HAWK: WARRIOR OF THE WHEELZONE
were created by Donald G. Jackson and Scott Shaw
Zen Filmmaking !
◆ Scott Shaw, International Action Star and Martial Arts Master
◆ Karen Black, Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner
◆ Don Stroud, Clint Eastwood Co-Star
◆ William Smith, Ultimate Hollywood Bad Guy
◆ Joe Estevez, Indie Film Demigod
◆ Frank Stallone, Co-star of such films as Barfly and Tombstone
◆ Jill Kelly, Adult Film Superstar in her first on-screen role
◆ Allison Chase, Emmy Winner
◆ Rhonda Shear, Up All Night and former Miss USA.
There was a great cast of co-stars that brought Roller Blade Seven to life; including: Selina Jayne (Spirit Helper), Claudia Scholtz (Kabuki), Kenneth H. Kim (Utility Ninja), Roger Ellis (Stealth), Sam Mann (from the original Roller Blade films), Mark Richardson (Chopper), David Skinner (Mohawk), Mark Williams (Heavy Metal), Diana Cuevsas, (Ninja Girl), Jade East and Madison Monk, to name only a few.
THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN and RETURN OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN were the first two films created in the unique style of filmmaking known as Zen Filmmaking (R).
The ROLLER BLADE SEVEN and its sequel were filmed at several spectacular locations. They include:
◆ Bronson Cave. A great Hollywood landmark and shooting location that has been used in numerous films and television series including its use as The Bat Cave in the 1960s television series, Batman.
◆ The Sepulveda Dam. A functioning dam and filming location for such films as, Escape from New York.
◆ Vasquez Rocks. This location has been seen in numerous films including Donald G. Jackson's, Hell Comes to Frogtown.
◆ The L.A. River Basin. A location used in numerous films and television series.
◆ The Griffith Observatory. A Hollywood landmark and location used in such films as, Terminator.
◆ El Mirage Dry Lake where numerous films, commercials, and music videos have been shot; from the 1930s forward — everything from films like, A Boy and His Dog, Max Hell Frog Warrior, Guns of El Chupacabra, onto an early Spice Girls music video, and on and on.
The Roller Blade Seven was filmed on 16mm film. The primary cameras that were used were the Aaton XTR, the Arriflex BL, the Bolex Rex 4 with a 24p motor, and the Canon Scoopic.
THOUGHTS and INFORMATION:
- What happened to the sword?
- The Roller Blade Seven Legacy
- The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven
- The Original Roller Blade Seven Press Release
- Would you ever make another Roller Blade Seven?
The Roller Blade Seven page on Google+.
Roller Blade Seven was released to numerous countries around the world. Its various titles have included:
◆ Filo Letal
◆ Patinadores do Futuro
◆ Brygada Siedmiu Mieczy
◆ Las 7 Espadas del Apocalipsis
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Check out the film, Hawk: Warrior of the Wheelzone, for a different version of THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN and a rare glimpse into the Zen Filmmaking legacy of Scott Shaw and Donald G. Jackson.
All three films: Roller Blade Seven, Return of the Roller Blade Seven, and Hawk: Warrior of the Wheelzone, on one DVD.
This is a RARE, Never-Released, Re-Mastered, Screener Copy of a film titled, RETURN OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN. This is not, however, the Director's Cut or the version of the film RETURN OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN created by the filmmakers: Donald G. Jackson and Scott Shaw. Thus, it has been Re-Tilted, RE-RETURN OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN. This is an alternative version, edited by people outside of the filmmaking team.
THE LEGEND OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN
As it was meant to be seen.
ROLLER BLADE SEVEN ZEN DOCUMENTARIES:
The film, Interview, is a Scott Shaw Zen Documentary providing a rare behind-the-scenes look at the making of THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN.
During the 1991 creation of The Roller Blade Seven and its sequel, Return of the Roller Blade Seven, the filmmakers: Donald G. Jackson and Scott Shaw shot over twenty-four hours of 16mm footage. Much of that footage was never used for the final edits of these two feature films.
Narrated by Scott Shaw, this film explores the unused footage and takes the viewer behind the scenes of these Cult Film Classics.
BOOKS ON OR ABOUT THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN:
Much of the dialogue in these films came from two books written by Scott Shaw:
Essence The Zen of Everything
Over the years there has been a lot of speculation about the characters, the true meaning of scenes and of dialogue, and the creative process used in the creation of The Roller Blade Seven. To provide a detailed explanation of this film, Scott Shaw devoted a chapter in his book, Zen Filmmaking, that details the creation of this film. Click on the cover to pick up your copy and find out what really took place. If you still have other questions you can contact Scott Shaw.
The Roller Blade Seven became the first Zen Film -- meaning that no screenplay was used in its creation. Prior to the commencement of filming, however, the filmmakers: Scott Shaw and Donald G. Jackson did set about on a tradition course for the film. As such, Scott Shaw wrote an extended treatment for the film. To read the original concept for the movie, which is vastly differs from the end product, check out Scott Shaw's book, The Screenplays.
There is a great discourse on The Roller Blade Seven and an interview with Scott Shaw on Zen Filmmaking in a book by Michael Adams, Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made.
Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film
This book provides an interesting extended review of RB7. Though the reviewer focused on the VHS release (which is different from the DVD release) of Legend of the Roller Blade Seven and confused the charter played by Don Stroud with that of Joe Estevez. But, it is amusing.
The Psychotronic Video Guide To Film also has an extended review of The Roller Blade Seven. Though this author somewhat confuses the title and the release history, it too is humorous.
From the moment Roller Blade Seven was first released there has been an enormous amount of discussion about this film and its sequel. There are some very funny reviews out there in magazines, books, and in cyber space about this film. A few of the printed reviews are detailed above. As the online reviews come and go we no longer link to them. There was even a couple of music videos made by using the footage from this film many years ago. The fact is, though a lot of people speak about and discuss this film, (both loving it and hating it), much of the discussion about the creative process and the mindset employed to make this film is incorrect. What people assume happened did not actually occur. Even some of the cast and crew members have gotten it wrong when they have spoken about this film to the media. As they were not there through the whole process of production and post production, they could not have truly understood our process. With the passing of Donald G. Jackson over a decade ago, I am the sole person who knows the truth about the creation of this film and its sequel(s). So, if you want the facts, ask me.
ROLLER BLADE SEVEN PUBLICITY AND PRODUCTION STILLS:
Joe Estevez and Scott Shaw at Bronson Cave during the filming of Roller Blade Seven.
Scott Shaw and Karen Black on the set of Roller Blade Seven.
Scott Shaw and Rhonda Shear on the set of Roller Blade Seven.
Scott Shaw, Rhonda Shear, and Donald G. Jackson in the Production Office of Roller Blade Seven.
Sam Mann, Kabuki, (Claudia Scholtz), William Smith, Allison Chase, and Scott Shaw on the set of Roller Blade Seven.
Behind the Scenes on The Roller Blade Seven.
There has long been a discussion about why there was not actually a crew of seven members in the Roller Blade Seven. We explain this as Roller Blade Seven is the ultimate level of human consciousness in Return of the Roller Blade Seven. But, yes, originally there were the Roller Blade Seven. Here is a photograph of the actual Roller Blade Seven on the first day of filming. Most of these characters never made it past the first weekend of production, however.
Here is a photograph of Donald G. Jackson, Allison Chase, and Scott Shaw on completion of the first weekend of filming on The Roller Blade Seven in October 1991.