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Trailer Watch: Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster

Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi star in the “true story” (exaggerated and/or largely fabricated) of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man, the man best known today as the dude who trained Bruce Lee.

It came out in China back in January, and it’s finally schedule to hit American theaters this August. Check it out:

3 Responses to “Trailer Watch: Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster”

  1. ishneak says:

    when i watched this, it was a pretty slow movie in general compared to the Donnie Yen version, and unlike the people who started walking out (damn them!) or falling asleep, i actually found myself completely captivated and mesmerized (and moved to tears). i guess Wong Kar Wai isn’t for everybody…

    FACT: the Donnie Yen version is the sugarcoated version

    • Gordon McAlpin says:

      Oh, the Donnie Yen one is super cornball at times (but still awesome). I just can’t imagine this one is incredibly accurate, either.

      Anyway, I love slow movies. I wouldn’t have expected an actionfest from Kar Wai… er Wong… Whatever. I forget which one is his family name. Either way, bring me the drama.

      • j_1_m says:

        There are so few people left who are alive and trained with Yip Man, and there’s so much splintering among the Yip Man families that I don’t know if we’re ever going to see a truly accurate biographical film. I think the story in Wong Kar Wai’s film was much more solid. The fight scenes were much more cinematic as well.