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1/4/13 1:25 AM
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Hey guys it's Gerard Roxburgh,

The film will be coming to Canada and the UK (my home) and everywhere else. The dates TBD based upon how the film does in the U.S. It will be for sale soon via VOD and DVD as well.

I put four years of my life into this and I haven't made a dime from it. This isn't being produced from some big budget studio. If people start passing around torrent links, it kills my chances of paying back my financers. Everyone's uneducated on how much money documentaries make. I'm not looking to cash in on this, I just want to have the opportunity to make other movies in the future. If I don't recoup my costs, chances of that are slim. So please have a little more patience.

Cheers for the support, hope everyone enjoys it.

I look forward to hearing feedback, positive and constructive.

-G

 


This is such a true reality. Many great MMA documentaries have been made, like Rickson's Choke, Renzo Gracie Legacy, Mark Kerr's The Smashing Machine, etc.

Even the James Toback documentary on Mike Tyson, grossed just $964,920: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=tyson.htm

Who knows what the cost to produce that documentary was? Film editors, buying rights to air fights, etc.

 

 

1/4/13 1:00 PM
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Just found it on Dish at 5 am tomorrow morning, and Sunday at 5am.

1/4/13 1:12 PM
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Watched it Comcast HD PPV and thought it was excellent. Some great footage of the good old days. Thanks for making that. It brought back a lot of memories!

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1/4/13 1:54 PM
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downloading torrent now... i dont have cable.. if i could watch it like joe rogans recent comedy show i will still buy it or itunes

1/4/13 1:59 PM
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downloading torrent now... i dont have cable.. if i could watch it like joe rogans recent comedy show i will still buy it or itunes


So you decided to post this?
1/4/13 2:16 PM
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MasterofMartialArts -  Great fucking movie. Very inspirational. One thing I wonder is, if he actually quit drinking completely before he passed? Phone Post

Me and Evan had a falling out and only talked a handful of times the last year of his life. I don't know if he fell off the wagon but I do know he did die sober. There were no signs on alcohol at his camp site.
Thanks for info. Were you in the documentary? Phone Post
1/4/13 5:20 PM
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MasterofMartialArts -  Great fucking movie. Very inspirational. One thing I wonder is, if he actually quit drinking completely before he passed? Phone Post

Me and Evan had a falling out and only talked a handful of times the last year of his life. I don't know if he fell off the wagon but I do know he did die sober. There were no signs on alcohol at his camp site.
Thanks for info. Were you in the documentary? Phone Post

Yeah, I told the story about pulling him out of a trash can.
1/4/13 5:43 PM
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MasterofMartialArts -  Great fucking movie. Very inspirational. One thing I wonder is, if he actually quit drinking completely before he passed? Phone Post

Me and Evan had a falling out and only talked a handful of times the last year of his life. I don't know if he fell off the wagon but I do know he did die sober. There were no signs on alcohol at his camp site.
Thanks for info. Were you in the documentary? Phone Post

Yeah, I told the story about pulling him out of a trash can.
Holy shit. That was before he started fighting right? Phone Post
1/4/13 7:33 PM
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MasterofMartialArts -  Great fucking movie. Very inspirational. One thing I wonder is, if he actually quit drinking completely before he passed? Phone Post

Me and Evan had a falling out and only talked a handful of times the last year of his life. I don't know if he fell off the wagon but I do know he did die sober. There were no signs on alcohol at his camp site.
Thanks for info. Were you in the documentary? Phone Post

Yeah, I told the story about pulling him out of a trash can.
Holy shit. That was before he started fighting right? Phone Post

No, that was less than a month before he won the title.
1/4/13 8:34 PM
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Yeah people should really take the Louie ck route and put their stuff up directly.

He made major bank on that!

If you are self funding it seems like the only thing to do!

Sell stuff for $5, $10

Almost anyone is happy to and able to afford that.

No middle men- everyone's happy!

It's the way of the future.

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1/4/13 8:46 PM
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Hey guys, it will be available on most of the digital VOD outlets at various points this week (For U.S and Canada). Thanks for the support.

-It's already up on Amazon Instant Video.

1/4/13 10:20 PM
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Read this thread 30 seconds later streaming it from Amazon for just a couple bucks. Hit it up UG.
1/4/13 10:27 PM
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Hey guys, it will be available on most of the digital VOD outlets at various points this week (For U.S and Canada). Thanks for the support.

-It's already up on Amazon Instant Video.


Can I get it on directv?

1/4/13 10:53 PM
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Hey guys, it will be available on most of the digital VOD outlets at various points this week (For U.S and Canada). Thanks for the support.

-It's already up on Amazon Instant Video.

Gonna buy it in a little bit!!! :) Phone Post
1/4/13 10:58 PM
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Went to buy it on Amazon...why does Amazon hate Canada?
1/4/13 11:25 PM
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If it comes out on DVD or I'm able to download it I'll happily buy a couple of copies, but without a way to watch it in the UK there's not really much I can do because I don't really want to torrent it.
1/5/13 12:17 AM
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grimer - Went to buy it on Amazon...why does Amazon hate Canada?

Sorry bro, itunes will definitely be Canada friendly.

1/5/13 1:54 AM
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Just watched on Amazon. Definitely worth the hype
1/5/13 2:13 AM
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MasterofMartialArts -  Great fucking movie. Very inspirational. One thing I wonder is, if he actually quit drinking completely before he passed? Phone Post

Me and Evan had a falling out and only talked a handful of times the last year of his life. I don't know if he fell off the wagon but I do know he did die sober. There were no signs on alcohol at his camp site.
Thanks for info. Were you in the documentary? Phone Post

Yeah, I told the story about pulling him out of a trash can.
Holy shit. That was before he started fighting right? Phone Post

No, that was less than a month before he won the title.
Got you. Sorry for the annoying questions. The documentary was great but it unfortunately left me with many questions. Phone Post
1/5/13 9:02 AM
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grimer - Went to buy it on Amazon...why does Amazon hate Canada?

Sorry bro, itunes will definitely be Canada friendly.


cool, I really cannot wait to see this. It is torture watching everyone else be able to see it and having to keep waiting but I will do just that and buy it whenever I can. Any idea of when it may be up on itunes?
1/5/13 10:09 AM
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MasterofMartialArts -  Great fucking movie. Very inspirational. One thing I wonder is, if he actually quit drinking completely before he passed? Phone Post

Me and Evan had a falling out and only talked a handful of times the last year of his life. I don't know if he fell off the wagon but I do know he did die sober. There were no signs on alcohol at his camp site.
Thanks for info. Were you in the documentary? Phone Post

Yeah, I told the story about pulling him out of a trash can.
Holy shit. That was before he started fighting right? Phone Post

No, that was less than a month before he won the title.
Got you. Sorry for the annoying questions. The documentary was great but it unfortunately left me with many questions. Phone Post

Not annoying at all. Feel free to ask me or Gerard any questions.
1/5/13 10:18 AM
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1/5/13 4:59 PM
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GB's story's are fantastic and Gerards dedication to E's person/story/expeirence/spirit/message is inspiring. There is a lot that most people will never know about how difficult the process has been, I can only imagine.

"because I already bought my tickets" made me laugh for a while.
1/5/13 11:10 PM
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the difference between this thread, where everyone is anti- piracy and the OG, which is promoting rampant piracy on multiple threads... is puzzling
1/5/13 11:28 PM
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GB's story's are fantastic and Gerards dedication to E's person/story/expeirence/spirit/message is inspiring. There is a lot that most people will never know about how difficult the process has been, I can only imagine.

"because I already bought my tickets" made me laugh for a while.

Nah, the funniest was your cutting edge story followed by Ryan's jazzercise experience.

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