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01 Jan 2003 17:30 #37432 von Gelöschter Nick
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Wieviel wurde von dem Karatefilm bisher veröffentlicht?


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01 Jan 2003 22:03 #37471 von praytome
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nicht von alledem ist auf der dvd...

nicht ne sekunde elvis kein george klein....

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01 Jan 2003 22:42 #37478 von Marc H.
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While in Memphis I was lucky enough to get the chance to be part of a private screening of 20 minutes of the footage with Elvis at Kang Ree's Memphis studio, in 1974 of that 20 minutes you only see Elvis for approximately 12 of those minutes, but again there is known to be at least an hours worth if not more of this footage, so with that film and the 40 minutes of unseen Elvis footage, Elvis fans will all conger up how they think Elvis would have finished the film if he had finished it.

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02 Jan 2003 01:43 #37544 von praytome
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ich finde den film ganz toll am besten zu vergleichen mit when we were kings ( viva....der ali film!) nur leider nichts von dem was ihr hier erwähnt....leider hab ich nicht genug zeit mehr zu schreiben.....
- punkt ne cdr und das geht mir aufnsack....da hätte mann mehr draus machen können....aber wofür haben wir bti....

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02 Jan 2003 02:08 #37554 von Marc H.
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nur leider nichts von dem was ihr hier erwähnt....

While in Memphis I was lucky enough to get the chance to be part of a private screening of 20 minutes of the footage with Elvis at Kang Ree's Memphis studio, in 1974 of that 20 minutes you only see Elvis for approximately 12 of those minutes, but again there is known to be at least an hours worth if not more of this footage, so with that film and the 40 minutes of unseen Elvis footage, Elvis fans will all conger up how they think Elvis would have finished the film if he had finished it.

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02 Jan 2003 09:43 #37607 von Charles
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Ich hab auch einiges Material (nicht das abgefilmte) in mässiger Quali vorliegen. Soweit ich weiss, gab es doch zwei Filmrollen davon.

Eine wurde doch bei einer Versteigerung verkauft und die andere war unauffindbar. Dann tauchte das Material auf - welche der beiden, weiss ich nicht - und es war die Rede von dieser DVD

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Nun einiges von dem Material der o. g. DVD soll nun auf der hier drauf sein:

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Ob und wieviel von den unbekannten dabei ist, bleibt wohl abzuwarten, bis sie sich einer gekauft hat...

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"NEW GLADIATORS
The “New Gladiators” a film financed by the late Elvis Presley and featuring some of the 1970’s greatest karate champions, has been found, restored, and is now made available for release by Rising Sun Productions.



The 93 minute feature film features some of the truly great martial artists of the era names like Ed Parker, Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, Ron Marchini, Eric Lee, Mike Stone, Roy Kurban, Emil Farkas, Fumio Demura to mention but a few are seen in what is known as the Golden Era of Karate in America (mid 1970’s) fighting for top honors and at the same time telling a story as they take on each other, as well as some of the best international fighters, names like, Englands Ticky Donovan , Geert Lemmens from Belgium, and many others fought for the titles.

Filmed in the tradition of surfings “The Endless Summer” these karate men travel the country and the globe in search of the best fighters of the time. The film ends in California where they fight it out in real competition and the final match between Roy Kurban (now a judge in Texas) and Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, is one of classic matches of all times in sport karate. Producer George Waite and director Robert Hammer enlisted some of the best available people of the time to put this film together. Names like Allen Daviau who went on to shoot the blockbuster “ET” and John Hora who went on shoot the “Gremlins”. They both are Academy Award winners for cinematography and the music score was created by David Crosby and Graham Nash who were a part of the legendary quartet Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.

In retro-spective this film takes the audience back to the mid 1970’s and the era of “Easy Rider”. The viewer can re-live the revolutionary pop culture in America that is part of this feature film. The raw footage was found in a garage in West Hollywood where it had laid for over 30 years waiting to be discovered. Also found was a pristine 16mm color print of Bruce Lee’s legendary 1967 demonstration at Ed Parker’s “Long Beach International Karate Championships”. Plus an amazing 32 minutes of Elvis Presley in color performing karate techniques in Memphis Tennessee. Rising Sun is still looking for possible projects to release this extremely rare footage.

Ironically the project was converted to 21st century technology and loaded on to Mini DV and the final cut was done in “Final Cut Pro” restoring life to a glorious project that was almost lost to the annals of time. It is available in DVD and VHS. This film is a must see for not only martial arts enthusiasts but anyone interested in the pop culture of the 1970’s, its music and attitude of the people and time. Now available in DVD or Video format $34.95 + $5.00 shipping and handling. NEW GLADIATORSElvis Presley’s pet karate film “NEW GLADIATORS” will be released 25 years to the day of his passing August 16th 2002. During the early 1970’s Elvis was deeply involved in training in the martial arts under Ed Parker a legendary martial artist who was the father of American Kenpo karate.

The full length feature film was the brain child of producer George Waite who was studing as well with Parker in the early 1970’s. He approached Parker with a one page draft of an idea for a film. Parker loved the idea so much he called “The King” on the spot and the two of them drove up to Elvis house in BelAir and presented the idea to him over a kitchen table where he was sitting.

After hearing the idea Elvis’s initial reaction was: “well it sounds good but let me think about it. I will get back to you in the next week or so because I am going to Vegas tomorrow morning early to do a show first”. The next day at about 9:00 a.m. George, got a phone call, and to his surprise, it was “The King” himself who said “George can you fly up to Vegas tonight and see the show? I will send my plane back down for you and your girlfriend to come up for the show.” George agreed right away. When they arrived in Las Vegas a limo took them straight to the show and they were sitting front row centre when Elvis hit the stage. In the middle of his act Elvis introduced people like Charlton Heston and Sean Connery who were in the audience and then he introduced George to the audience saying he was going to produce his next film called “The New Gladiators”.

After the show George was invited up to the top floor of the Hilton (Elvis’s had the entire floor) with the rest of the crowd of celebrities. Elvis even had George put on a short karate demonstration in front of every one. Elvis then pulled George off to the side and said “George I really like the idea” as he reached in his pocket and pulled out a cheque made it out for $50,000 and said take it down stairs and cash. Then lets get started tomorrow morning.

“Well I nearly fell over right there and then” said George Waite “but we were off and rolling and the next day we started making the “New Gladiators”. The film was shot by two of the top Hollywood cinematographers at the time Allen Daviau who went on to shoot Spielbergs “ET” and John Hora who shot “The Gremlins” . The terrific score was supplied by David Crosby and Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young fame.
The film features the best karate fighters of the era including names like Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, Steve (Sanders) Muhammad, Roy Kurban, Dan Anderson, Ron Marchini, Tom Kelly, John Nativadad, Darnell Garcia, Emil Farkas, Englands Ticky Donovan and Belgiums Geert Lemmens to name but a few who all clash in battles not just fights. To quote Emil Farkas who was there “they were not even battles they were all out wars. It was not uncommon to see broken noses or cracked ribs”.

The original idea was that Elvis would narrate the entire film and as well demonstrate several techniques on the film showing his karate skills. Footage of the Elvis’s karate demonstration was also found, along with a 16mm color print that contains 8.5 minutes of Bruce Lee demonstrating and free sparring at the 1967 Ed Parkers Long Beach International Tournament. Both these finds have never been seen before. It was decided to not include it in the actual film as Elvis never did the narration.

Rising Sun is now in possession of both of these archival films and is looking for options and ways to present this historically significant footage of the “King Of Rock and Roll” and the “King of Martial Arts”. When we asked Waite where and how he came up with the story concept he said “Elvis arranged for Bob Hammer the director and I to go to 20th Century Fox Studios and watch 3 of his favorite films. Elvis emphasized that this is the way I want it to be shot and produced. We did it exactly the way he wanted it.

The three films were the “American Cowboy”, surfing’s “Endless Summer” and the motorcycle classic “Never on A Sunday”. So when the viewers watch this classic film they will see elements of these pop culture flicks of the 1970’s”. In fact the New Gladiators is karates version of the endless summer. Fighters in those days would travel from tournament to tournament looking for the best fighters out there to sharpen there skills on, similiar to how the surfers in “The Endless Summer” travelled the world looking for the perfect wave.

The plot of the film is that an American team of five fighters were formed to take on the challenge of the best karate fighters in the world and they travelled first to England, to fight with the best Great Britain had to offer and then to Belgium to fight the best Europe had to offer.

This era (mid 1970’s) is often referred to as the Golden Era of Karate as this when the best fighters in America and the world sharpened their skills.
There was no safety equipment used back then or minimal at best and these guys were not playing tag karate like in todays tournaments. The viewer
will see when one of the Americans Ron Marchini gets split wide open by the Belgium Captain Geert Lemmens and then US Champion Dan Anderson in slow
motion gets a front kick full force right in the face that levels him. Neither of the attackers were disqualified for excessive contact it was deamed an accident.
They then come back to the USA and began to fight in tournaments against each other and the final match ends up with Benny “The Jet” Urquidez
fighting Roy Kurban of Texas in what has become one of the classic matches of all times in sport karate. We won’t tell you who wins but the match is
exceptional and the story ends with the winner getting the girl in true Hollywood fashion.
The big question though is why did it never get released and how did it come to getting released 25 years after the passing of Elvis? When we asked George Waite the Producer what happened he said “well when Elvis died I just lost all enthusiasm for the project as Elvis was the heart and soul and driving force behind the project as he called us nearly every day to see how the progress was coming along he really was deeply involved in it as he loved martial arts and would do anything to promote it. He trained with Ed Parker regularily in fact he was really quite good. Elvis had one unusal quality he did not feel physical pain and this made him part of the karate guys so to speak. ” In Elvis last days it was only his karate friends that were left and he really felt close to them. It was they he trusted.

“ Then when Don Warrener of Rising Sun started to get on me about 2 years ago I thought about bringing it out and doing it but I just didn’t have the heart for the project as Ed Parker had also passed away and I just couldn’t get it together to finish it so I decided to give it to Rising Sun Productions one of the biggest martial arts video companies in America and let them finish it off. The co-owner Isaac Florentine who is a terrific director took on the job of finishing it and I really believe that both Elvis and Ed would be very proud of the end result I know that both Bob Hammer the director and I are very pleased with the way it all has turned out and to see it finally come to fruition.”

“The fact that it will be released 25 years to the day of Elvis passing was a total coincidence” said Warrener. The Hollywood martial arts community was having a celebrity roast for Bob Wall (“Ohara” in Enter The Dragon) and the organizer Gary Lee asked if we would consider having the premiere at the roast we thought it would be an excellent idea as many of the West coast martial artists would be there including Chuck Norris and many of the guys who actually appeared in the New Gladiators. It sounded like a natural. When we asked where it had been all these years, Warrener said “well George had it believe it or not in the back of a 1961 GMC pick up truck in his garage which is where we found it and rescued this piece of martial arts and
film memorabilia. We then had it converted from 16MM, to Mini DV so that we could do the finish editing in our computers and then we brought it back out in Mini DV and had duplication masters made. DVD authoring was then done and DVD duplications were made.

Over the years many of the martial arts community have heard about this mystery film but many had just put it off to being lost. Bey Logan a known Hong Kong producer and a big fan of Bruce Lee and Elvis said “WOW” thank goodness it wasn’t lost. When we showed the film to Geert Lemmens of Belgium he nearly started to cry as it brought back so many memories. Warrener, president of Rising Sun Productions said “Isaac and I are very proud to be able to be apart of this project and even more proud that we were able to bring out this film that Elvis and Ed Parker started nearly 30 years ago so that our children and grandchildren can see what karate was like when it first came to our shores. It was rough tough and a true brotherhood. Hopefully it will help to instill his feeling back into the arts.

Rising Sun Productions is presently distributing the film along with there
line of martial arts videos but is also looking for wide spread
distribution through out the world.

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02 Jan 2003 19:41 #37852 von praytome
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ich habe den 2. und da ist keine sekunde elvisdrauf....aber ed parker und cilla und mike stone

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02 Jan 2003 19:45 #37853 von Taniolo
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Also ich hab den, den Marc beschreibt und da ist jede Menge Elvis drauf.

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02 Jan 2003 20:26 #37866 von praytome
praytome antwortete auf The New Gladiators
oh mann die ham das selbst gemacht...nix studio...aha.....und dann auf dvd r gebrannt das ding....hatte ich vorab was gewusst hätte man mehr draus machen können...zb leute interviewen die in dem film zu sehen sind und einige karategrößen in den film miteingebziehen usw usw....
warum graceland das dazumal nicht gemacht hat verstehe ich nicht....

trotzdem ein guter film....

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04 Jan 2003 19:28 #38809 von Charles
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Hier der 16mm Film ohne Ton, welcher bei der Versteigerung im Jahre 1994 für 43.125,00 Dollar über den Ladentisch ging.

Im Katalog steht dann, wie schon von mir erwähnt, folgendes:

"Originally there were two reels, each approximately twenty minutes long. One was filmed in Los Angeles, the other in Memphis; the movie was never completed. This is the original footage filmed by Memphis cameraman John Russell. Unreleased, the Memphis film is the only known footage still in existence."

Bis jetzt...

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05 Jan 2003 14:51 #39148 von susan
susan antwortete auf The New Gladiators
Super :up:


Ich habe jetzt auch gesehen das es dazu noch ein Buch gibt

The New Gladiators
Bildband 50 Seiten mit 60 Farb und 24 s/w Fotos. Elvis beim Karatetraining etc. Seltenes Foto von Elvis mit Tom Jonas 1974 auf der Bühne in Las Vegas

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06 Jan 2003 12:25 #39385 von Charles
Charles antwortete auf The New Gladiators
Stimmt. Es heisst vollständig: "The New Gladiators; Elvis' Love for Karate" (Kempo Productions - 2001)
erschienen beim "Sodermann Press AB , Stockholm".

Hab da noch nen Link gefunden. Guckst Du <a href='www.moreenergy.com/elvis_bruce_lee.html' target='_blank'>hier :rolling2:

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19 Okt 2003 12:52 #199109 von Gelöschter Nick
Gelöschter Nick antwortete auf The New Gladiators
Ein paar Minuten Filmaufnahmen vom Juli 1974 über den von Elvis geplanten Karate-Dokumentarfilm sind ja in "This is Elvis" enthalten. Weiß hier jemand, ob da noch mehr gefilmt wurde - auch an anderen Locations?

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19 Okt 2003 13:19 #199119 von Eva-Maria
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Quelle: Elvis und Karate von Andreas Stecker

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19 Okt 2003 21:10 #199280 von Speedway
Speedway antwortete auf The New Gladiators
Es gibt ein Video mit dem Titel "The new gladiators".Das Video enthält den unvollendeten Kataredokumentarfilm. :up:

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