What once was lost has now been found! Of course we are referring to the third and sadly final chapter of the MNSTR crew’s video series ‘MNSTR BLADE’. The video was filmed throughout 2016-2017 and mainly edited 2018-2019, and then a series of unfortunate events transpired which prevented Jo and the MNSTR crew from releasing the video. Jo Zenk had this to say about what transpired:
A lot of things got in the way.. First our beloved 0.2x fisheye death lens unfortunately got humiliated in the process of filming as you can see in the video.. then I couldn’t get it again and we continued shooting some stuff with broken fisheye (sorry for that). At some point after that my computer crashed and I lost access to the open file, when 70% was edited and rest loosely arranged. Lost all drive to do it all again until the Crew died around 2020/beginning of 2021.
After a while I felt the need to wrap this one up as it portrays the final chapter of the crews skating and I was about to move away from Münster. I found a 70% edited version that got rendered for private Youtube some years ago to show the crew in earlier editing stages and just redid the last 2 minutes or so. Deleted messy outro and made tough decision to leave it like that. The second half was originally intended to get as much attention to detail as the first half and I couldn’t even think of releasing but Daniel (Enin) insisted I should just throw it out and he is right. I hope it’s still enjoyable, but please excuse a few rough cuts and loose arrangement of clips during the last bits especially. Please enjoy the final chapter of the infamous MNSTR BLADE crew: MNSTR BLADE III – TRU SOUL. It’s been a ride.Jo Zenk
MNSTR BLADE 3: Jo Zenk, Patrick Smith, Benni Petry, Aleks Popvasilev, Eugen Enin, Jurij Pelaev, Deniz BTK, Joao Gocalves, Sven Ischen, Joery van de Pol, Daniel Laufs and Bas Berghuis.
Main camera: Jo Zenk & Patrick Smith | Additional filming: Aleks Popvasilev Eugen Enin Daniel Enin Benni Petry