Ip Man Trilogy: Limited Edition Steelbook Boxset is coming soon, collecting the great Ip Man Film series staring Donnie Yen. The street date is set for May 17th, 2016 on Blu-ray & DVD from Well Go USA.
Ip Man (2008)
Ip Man was directed by Wilson Yip and written by Edmond Wong. It was Raymond Wong’s idea to develop a biographical film about Wing Chun master Yip Man. Principal photography began in Shanghai in March 2008 and ended in August. The film was released in Hong Kong on 18 December 2008 by Mandarin Films, and earned around US$21.8 million against the US$11.7 million budget. Donnie Yen portrayed the role of Ip Man in the film, set in the 1930s, focuses on events in Ip’s life in the city of Foshan during the Sino-Japanese War.
Ip Man 2 (2010)
The sequel is set in the 1950s, when Ip Man moved to Hong Kong and attempts to promote Wing Chun in the region. It was intended to focus on the relationship between Ip Man and his most famed disciple Bruce Lee. The film was directed by Yip and written by Edmond Wong, while Raymond Wong produced the film and was released in Hong Kong on 29 April 2010 by Mandarin Films. The film grossed more than $15 million against the budget of $12.9 million.
Ip Man 3 (2015)
Principal photography began in Shanghai on 25 March 2015, which Yip is again directing the film based on the script by Wong. Donnie Yen is again portraying the role of Yip Man, along with him Mike Tyson is also playing a role of a street fighter. Bruce Lee’s character was initially supposed to be featured in CGI, because the producer was unable to find an actor who could portray Lee convincingly, but Danny Chan was eventually cast in the role.During Ip Man 3’s announcement press conference, Donnie Yen appeared visibly thinner and has personally stated that at age 51, this might be his last Kung Fu film.
Ip Man Trilogy: Limited Edition Steelbook Boxset has a run time of approximately 322 minutes and is rated R.
Starring Donnie Yen & Sammo Hung. Director: Wilson Yip..