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Important Announcement

04 December 2010 - 08:42 AM

The domain for KRDKSecrets is coming up for renewal in a couple of months. I don't plan on renewing it.

The site's been fun but, between work and home pressures, I haven't been able to put in the time and effort that it deserves.

So I'd like to thank everyone who's been here and taken part in the discussions. If someone would like to continue running this forum, let me know and we'll discuss transferring the registration.

Thank you.

Kamen Rider Dragon Knight DVDs

17 April 2010 - 07:44 AM

I've found some links to places that are selling DVDs. Unfortunately, not my region of DVDs.

Volume 1 - region 3. It's a Danish site, but I think the audio format on the DVD is still English.

Volume 2 - region 3. As of writing, this one is out of stock due to high demand.

DVD Request Facebook group

17 April 2010 - 07:39 AM

I'm not sure that these things actually work, but it's worth a try.

http://www.facebook....94005554?ref=ts

Only 139 people on the group at the moment, so it could definitely do with a few more if anyone's going to take it seriously.

WATS exclusive - Steve Wang

01 April 2010 - 07:10 AM

What was your favourite part of working on Kamen Rider Dragon Knight?
The entire process of making the show was quite hectic and budgetarily challenging, but fun nonetheless. My favorite part of working on the show was probably the post production. Even though we still had a constant deadline, the process of putting the show together from editing to visual effects to sound and final audio mix was probably the most satisfying because we got the see the finished episodes. The fruits of our labor.

If you could be a Kamen Rider, which would you be?
V3! He's the all time coolest rider ever!

How did you get into writing for TV?
I never wrote for tv until Kamen Rider Dragon Knight. I am mostly a feature film director. I got the job to executive produce KRDK so a big part of that job was to create the stories for the show. We had the help of our head writer/stroy editor Nathan Long, Scott Phillips, Colin Gillis and Jeff Walker.

Did you ever have to sacrifice or significantly alter a storyline in order to fit the Japanese footage?
Yes, that happens all the time. Because we had so little money to make the show, it was important to use as much footage as we could. I wished we could have used more than we did, but we just couldn't get some of it to work in the show.

I’ve read that you had some disagreements with standards and practices over what you were allowed to show in KRDK. Did you win any of those arguments?
Yes, Quite a few actually, We worked with an Executive of the CW name Dana Cluverius. After watching our show, she became a big fan of it so she was very helpful in educating me and my Brother Mike about what we can and can't do on kid's tv. But she also was very accommodating to our creative process. She had always made it clear that she would not interfere with the integrity of our vision and she made true on that. If something had to be cut out, she would let us decide how we want to approach it so we can still work around how we can tell our story the best way we can. Overall for our first time dealing with S&P, we had a great experience.

At one point, there was talk of a second season. Do you think there’s a way that could happen now? Or maybe a movie?
I know Adness is trying to raise money to make another series. It won't be KRDK though. They very much want to keep Kamen Rider alive in the US. It's really up in the air when it will happen. As for a movie, I would love to do one. We already have a KRDK story for the film and it's pretty cool. But whether that will ever see the light of day, I don't really know.

Are you working on anything exciting at the moment?
I will be directing another film with Mark Dacascos (Eubulon) It's a reunion film for us. We did one back in 1996 called Drive. This one is called Man of Action and it's a 3D sci-fi martial arts film. It's going to be a lot of fun. We shoot this summer.

Looking back, is there anything you would have liked to have done differently?
Well, as a filmmaker, you always want to go back and redo certain things that didn't quite work. There were a lot of things I would have like to do differently, but it's too complicated to get into as it was our first show and there were a lot of politics in making the show. The first thing I would do is to change some of the things I 'had' to do to appease my bosses. Some of that stuff didn't work out so well, we knew it wouldn't from the beginning, but we still had to try our best to make it work as well as we could.

What do you think of the Kamen Rider Dragon Knight fan community?
I think it's great that we have so much support and such a dedicated fan-base. I only wished the show was more successful so the fans can actually get the damn DVD box set and other merchandise they so well deserve!



WATS exclusive - Matt Mullins

21 March 2010 - 11:01 AM

How did you first get involved with Kamen Rider Dragon Knight?

I had been acting in LA for 8 years when I had a chance to audition for Kamen Rider Dragon knight.

Most of the cast changed between the pilot and the main series. Why did you stick with the series?

I feel really luck to be kept on from the pilot. I really connected with the Len character, and I would like to think that is the reason they kept me on.

Had you heard of Kamen Rider before starting work on this project?

I had not been familiar with Kamen rider prior to my audition for the show, but I had always been a huge fan of the genera. I also became a fan of the legacy of the show, and so happy to be a part of the franchise

How did you get into martial arts?

Martial arts was something I always wanted to do. I loved action and action movies, and I always felt very passionate about the sport.

How did you go from martial arts to acting?

Acting was another hobby of mine as a kid. I loved doing plays when I was young and when I had a chance to start auditioning for commercials and TV shows, it became a dream of mine to be on TV.

What was your favourite part of working on Kamen Rider Dragon Knight?

Kamen Rider was really a dream come true. I loved every part of the process from the character work and action scenes to all of the directors, actors and crew I got to work with.

Are you anything like Len in real life?

A lot of Len's qualities are attributes of mine. I feel a very large sense of discipline in my life and on occasion feel I take things a little too seriously. I am also a leader just like Len is.

If you could really be a Kamen Rider, would you want to?

I would take on the responsibility. To have a clear sense of purpose in life and to know you are doing good on a global level is something I would be honored to be a part of.

Are you working on anything exciting at the moment?

I have 2 projects I unfortunately can't talk about, but they are both video game based projects and I can't wait until I can talk about them.

How did you find doing the voice work for the Japanese footage?

The voice work was not to bad to work with. Watching Ryuki after made me think differently about the scenes, but it was not too hard.

You've mentioned elsewhere that the actor that plays Hunt was a friend of yours from martial arts training. Was that how he ended up joining the show?

Mike Moh was a friend of mine, and when the directors of the show where looking for good actors that where asian and did martial arts I recommended him and he the he got the part.

How important was your martial arts background to getting the job? It's such a big part of Len's character. Was that written in AFTER you auditioned or if it was a requirement for the part?

My martial art training helped in getting the part, because they really wanted to see Len fight without using a double.

What do you think of the fan community for Kamen Rider Dragon Knight?

The Kamen Rider community is a very young community, but I have appreciated their support for the show, and I hope we have a chance to keep growing.