Jonny T here with some very exciting news that The Grandmaster is finally getting a UK DVD release! I remember reading a year or so back how great it was and have been itching to see it since that time. Directed by Wong Kar Wai who also made 2 of my favourite Asian movies Chunking Express and Saviour of the soul. Starring the brilliant Tony Chiu Wai Leung star of classics Red Cliff 1&2 and Infernal Affairs this looks cracking! Yes OK so it is another telling of the classic IP Man but anyone who has ever seen an IP Man film knows you can't get enough of him so bring on The Grandmaster!
Watch this space for my review coming very soon,
METRODOME DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES 30th MARCH HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE DATE FOR
“You won’t ever see any other kung fu movie quite like it”
“Wong has delivered his best film in a decade”
A FILM BY WONG KAR WAI (IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, CHUNGKING EXPRESS)
STARRING TONY LEUNG (INFERNAL AFFAIRS, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE), ZIYI ZHANG (CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) & CHANG CHEN
THE GRANDMASTER, the highly-anticipated film by acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai, will open through Metrodome on 28 November. Six years in the planning and three years in the making, THE GRANDMASTER is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. 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.
Nominated for two Academy Awards, for Cinematography and Costume Design, THE GRANDMASTER features virtuoso performances from those at the film’s heart: Wong regular, Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, HERO) and Chang Chen (HAPPY TOGETHER, 2046). It was filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of north east China and the subtropical south.
With THE GRANDMASTER, Wong Kar Wai has made a kung fu film like no other. Years of research and a virtual battalion of martial arts trainers on set ensured that THE GRANDMASTER portrays both the Chinese martial arts and the world of the martial artists with unprecedented authenticity: the fight scenes were choreographed by Yuen Wo Ping, renowned for his work on films including THE MATRIX, KILL BILL and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON; and the trio of lead actors completed several years of rigorous and challenging kung fu training for their roles.
Release date 30th March 2015
Certificate TBC & Running time 98 Minutes