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Sunday, September 24, 2006

AOD Sword

Okay, M. Snay, this post is for you!

To your left is the sword (one of two) that I used when playing a Deadite in ARMY OF DARKNESS, the third in Sam Raimi's EVIL DEAD trilogy. If you've seen it, then the description 'Three Stooges Meets Demons in Medieval Times' will make perfect sense.

These aluminum swords were originally made for the second HIGHLANDER film, for the infamous Zeist scenes.

Zeist. What were they thinking?

I intend to do a more detailed 'what it was like to work on AOD' (including the factoid that in person Bruce Campbell is a lot like Ash, the character he plays in the movie. A lot.), but I'm in the middle of getting my mystery novel ready to send back out in the world (still quivering and raw from its last rejection) and have to get cracking on it. I spent an inordinate amount of time this weekend on the beach with Boska or reading whilst pinned down by felines demanding love time.

And I'm also still searching for my AOD photos, which will need to be scanned and uploaded to my computer. But the original promise I made my fellow blogger Malnurtured Snay, that I'd post a picture of my sword, has been fulfilled!


  • At 3:00 PM, Blogger Dave Fitzgerald said…

    It's a very cool sword. And for such a badass-looking broadsword it's amazingly light.

  • At 8:51 PM, Blogger Malnurtured Snay said…

    Wait wait wait


    That sword was not only in ARMY of DARKNESS but also HIGHLANDER?

    (Okay, one of the sucky Highlander sequels, but, still ... Highlander?)





    My heart. Zhadi, you've ...

    ... fucking stopped my fucking heart.

    I cannot, I think, appropriately do justice to what I'd like to do to that sword.

    I am considerably jealous.

    (LMK if you ever want to sell it on eBay ... then sell it to me, cheaper!).

  • At 9:43 AM, Blogger zhadi said…

    From your response, I'm a little scared to THINK about what you wanna do to that sword...

    But I'm glad you appreciate its history!


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