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THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN

RETURN OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN

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LEGEND OF THE ROLLER BLADE 7

These films were Created, Produced, and Directed by Scott Shaw and Donald G. Jackson and star Scott Shaw as the Samurai Sword carrying Mercenary, Hawk.

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The co-stars of Roller Blade Seven include:

  • Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner, Karen Black
  • Clint Eastwood Co-Stars: Don Stroud and William Smith
  • Indie Film Demigod, Joe Estevez
  • Brother of Sylvester, Frank Stallone; co-star of such films as Barfly and Tombstone
  • Adult Film Superstar, Jill Kelly, in her first on-screen role
  • and Emmy Winner, Allison Chase.

FILM TRAILERS:

THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN.
RETURN OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN.

FILM FACTS:

ZEN FILMMAKING
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).

FILMING LOCATIONS
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.

LEGEND OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN
It is essential to note that the filmmakers: Scott Shaw and Donald G. Jackson, in no way endorse the version of the film, LEGEND OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN.

LEGEND OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN is a film made up of footage taken from THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN and RETURN OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN, reedited and released, breaking all contracts with the filmmakers, and ultimately destroying their creative vision for these two films. Plus, there was some bad narration added to this version of the film.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

OWN YOUR COPY:
Click on the posters or titles below.

ZEN FILMS:

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The Roller Blade Seven

Return of the Roller Blade Seven
The Return of the Roller Blade Seven

Hawk
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.

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RB7: The Roller Blade Seven Trilogy
All three films on one DVD.

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RE-RETURN OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN
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 version of the film was created under the supervision of the Executive Producer. It is predominately made up of edited footage taken, re-cut, and placed in a different sequence from the Director's Cuts of the films: THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN and RETURN OF THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN. This edit makes the film much more mainstream and less chaotic from the Director's Cut and it is interesting to view another production team’s interpretation of the footage.

ZEN DOCUMENTARIES:

Interview
INTERVIEW

A Scott Shaw Zen Documentary providing a rare behind-the-scenes look at the making of THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN.

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ROLLERBLADE SEVEN: THE UNSEEN SCENES

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 and Zen O'Clock: Time To Be.






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 Madeir.



There is a interesting extended review in the book, Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film. Though the reviewer focused on Legend of the Roller Blade Seven and confused the charter played by Don Stroud with that of Joe Estevez, 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.





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Scott Shaw and Karen Black on the set of Roller Blade Seven.

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Scott Shaw and Rhonda Shear on the set of Roller Blade Seven.

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Scott Shaw, Rhonda Shear, and Donald G. Jackson in the Production Office of Roller Blade Seven.


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Scott Shaw with William Smith and Cast on the set of Roller Blade Seven.

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Behind the Scenes on The Roller Blade Seven.

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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.