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#1 md02geist

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:06 AM

Old Army buddy of mine I was deployed with back in the early 2000s did this documentary (along with several other people) about attempting to return a surrendered sword to its original owner.

 

I haven't seen it yet but it has been winning a fair amount of awards at independent film festivals.

 

http://fdfmovie.com/


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#2 Carlo Giuseppe Tacchini

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:52 PM

a well deserved "like".


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 01:26 AM

I'll be interested to see if it turned out well.

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 03:24 AM

Any idea when this will be released more widely? Would love to see it.
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#5 md02geist

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 03:34 AM

Any idea when this will be released more widely? Would love to see it.

 

 

No word as of yet, I'll ask him and let you know what he says.


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#6 Greg F

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:06 AM

Im very interested in seeing this too. Thank you for sharing this Rob.

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#7 md02geist

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:25 PM

Per Paul:

"It's currently making it's way through various film festivals. Even while it's doing that our audio guy is touching every up. Our colorist is 1/3 of the way through. As for an actual date of release, I don't have one right now."

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:50 PM

cut to the chase, did the sword return home, we have seen this before with mixed results from Japanese families, not all wanted to be reminded of war. 


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#9 md02geist

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 03:36 AM

cut to the chase, did the sword return home, we have seen this before with mixed results from Japanese families, not all wanted to be reminded of war.


No idea. As I stated I haven't seen the documentary. I'm wondering the same thing everyone else is.
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:32 PM

I thought it was a wonder project. I was kind of  disappointed, as, I donated to this project  at the Kick Start Web Site, and, it was delayed so long, I lost all the information and my e-mail account I  had then...

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I never got anything.


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#11 md02geist

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 04:52 AM

I thought it was a wonder project. I was kind of disappointed, as, I donated to this project at the Kick Start Web Site, and, it was delayed so long, I lost all the information and my e-mail account I had then...
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I never got anything.



That's a shame! You should be able to log into your kickstarter account and get your rewards.
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#12 Dr Fox

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:14 AM

For me Stephen started to prod here.

There will be sensitivity around the return of a war sword, lawful as well as personal.

Its not something I would ever contemplate.

But I would be guided by Paul Martin, who is in a better position to comment on the acceptability of this.


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 01:54 PM

I know that this can be a sore subject and can go either way. I would be very interested in seeing the movie no matter which way it turns out. Thank you for posting.

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#14 md02geist

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:18 PM

Sure. It will be interesting to watch.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 03:08 AM

Short update; Gravitas Ventures has purchased the rights to the film and it is slated for open worldwide video on demand, Blu-ray, and dvd release on July 31, 2018.

They did a press release today.
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 01:44 PM

Thanks Rob


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:15 PM

Short update; Gravitas Ventures has purchased the rights to the film and it is slated for open worldwide video on demand, Blu-ray, and dvd release on July 31, 2018.

They did a press release today.

 

any chance of an italian Language version ?


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#18 md02geist

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:19 PM

Unsure, Carlo. Here’s the press release.

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 11:26 PM

cut to the chase, did the sword return home, we have seen this before with mixed results from Japanese families, not all wanted to be reminded of war. 

 

 

Which I believe is why Gendaitos are (not yet) in high denabd In Japan.


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