Director Wong Kar Wai paints a slick and stylish screen full of rain and slow motion in his contribution to the Ip Man film legacy. Remove an “s” and you have The Grandmaster out November 26, 2013 on Region 1 Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Synopsis: Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai,THE GRANDMASTER is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary Kung FU master, Ip Man who mentored Bruce Lee. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China and the subtropical South, THE GRANDMASTERfeatures virtuoso performances by some of the greatest stars of contemporary Asian cinema, including Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang.
The Grand Master has a run time of approximately 130 minutes and is rated PG-13
Staring Tony Leung & Zhang Ziyi, Directed By Wong Kar Wai
“Here’s to hoping that this version/release of the film has not been altered in a negative way…”