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Old 04-28-09, 12:30 PM
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I didn't think part one was all that great- entertaining but predictably routine. The fighting was good but the story was bland, rah-rah, goody-goody, biopic stuff. Wish they would have aimed for more realism and depth in the drama departed rather than go with the ho-hum commercial beats.

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Old 01-29-10, 11:38 AM
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Re: Ip Man - Biopic about Bruce Lee's teacher

I did't think it needed it's own thread since it is quite short but here's the teaser trailer for Ip Man 2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov3SMFCoyfQ
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This is a damn good movie. I'm surprised there haven't been any announcements for US distribution yet
Old 01-29-10, 10:21 PM
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who cares about the sequel???? WHERE THE HELL is the US release for the first one!!!???!!!???!!??
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^ Who cares about a US release. http://www.dddhouse.com/v3/product_d...ProductID=9337
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Re: Ip Man - Biopic about Bruce Lee's teacher

Originally Posted by OutRun2
who cares about the sequel???? WHERE THE HELL is the US release for the first one!!!???!!!???!!??
http://www.hkflix.com/xq/asp/filmID....qx/details.htm
anamorphic, subtitles, region 0 (plays in region 1 players). best we're gonna get for now.
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you can import the movie on bluray
Old 01-29-10, 11:06 PM
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I wanna get this but anywhere have the BD for less than $30? That's too much for a blind buy.
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well the only reason I cared was for a potential English dub heh.
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
http://www.hkflix.com/xq/asp/filmID....qx/details.htm
anamorphic, subtitles, region 0 (plays in region 1 players). best we're gonna get for now.
I got this version as a Christmas gift from my friend. He said he found it at Frys.
Old 03-01-10, 01:49 PM
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I bought the Blu-Ray on Amazon.uk - came to about $12.

Outstanding movie. I loved Ip Man's character and the General Japanese Wentworth Miller.

I'll now be seeking out SPL and Flashpoint.

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Re: Ip Man - Biopic about Bruce Lee's teacher

yeah the Wu Jing vs. Yen fight is pretty badass, that's in SPL aka (U.S. Title) Killzone.
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Originally Posted by RocShemp
I wanna get this but anywhere have the BD for less than $30? That's too much for a blind buy.
not too much for the most awesome re-watchable Hong Kong film in ages...
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Originally Posted by Tarantino
I bought the Blu-Ray on Amazon.uk - came to about $12.

Outstanding movie. I loved Ip Man's character and the General Japanese Wentworth Miller.
The Blu-Ray.com review I read of the UK BD release, wasn't too kind. Mostly mentioning that the HK BD is a lot better. Though for the price, if you aren't picky, you can't go wrong.

Watched the film for the first time tonight. Thought it was great.
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Originally Posted by toddly6666
not too much for the most awesome re-watchable Hong Kong film in ages...
The clips I've seen on youtube have me real tempted.
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Originally Posted by RocShemp
The clips I've seen on youtube have me real tempted.
Get it. It's a fantastic movie. Looking forward to Ip Man II for sure.
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Originally Posted by Blu Man
Get it. It's a fantastic movie. Looking forward to Ip Man II for sure.
Sammo Hung is in the sequel, right? He also served as choreographer for the first and second?

EDIT: I found the answer to my own question. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov3SMFCoyfQ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zta2R...eature=related

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Originally Posted by toddly6666
not too much for the most awesome re-watchable Hong Kong film in ages...
This. IP Man is definitely the best Wilson Yip/Donnie Yen flick. The pacing is great and you never had to wait that long before the next fight scene. The youtube clip of Donnie Yen vs. the ten black belts alone was enough for me to blind buy the BD (even at the bloated HK price).

SPL and Flash Point also have equally as great fight scenes, but I found both films have large gaps between the fights. IP Man is like a great music cd where every song is awesome. SPL and Killzone are like a Wu-tang cd. Lots of great stuff in there but you need to skip a whole wack of filler to get to it.

The HK Bluray has gotten some mixed reviews. I know bluray.com was kind, but there are other sites (dvdbeaver I think?) that are a little more harsh on it. Overall I think it's a quality disc, although the sound is a little soft in the non-fight sequences. There were several times I had to adjust the volume to compensate.
Old 06-29-10, 10:38 PM
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Finally saw this and....umm....HOLY SHIT!!!

Amazing film. A masterpiece.
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I finally saw it. I liked it but didn't love it. The fights were fantastic (although the final fight was very anticlimactic) but I felt the story was a definitive step down from SPL and even Flash Point.

I'll definitely buy it when the US release comes along (assuming it gets great reviews) but I'm glad I didn't jump on the overpriced HK BD.
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I actually didn't care for Flashpoint too much. Unless it was the Weinsteins doin something with the transfer, but several times, it seemed like they used to much camera trickery to hide stuff. As it felt liek the movie was shot on the cheap
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Just watched Ip Man 2. I absolutely loved it! It's very different from the original, but it's still fantastic. As of this very moment, I'm undecided, but this could possibly edge out Shutter Island for my favorite movie of the year (so far). Incredible. Needless to say, I will be purchasing the BD the first chance I get.
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Originally Posted by RocShemp
I finally saw it. I liked it but didn't love it. The fights were fantastic (although the final fight was very anticlimactic) but I felt the story was a definitive step down from SPL and even Flash Point..
can I sk what is SPL and Flashpoint? Link?
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Originally Posted by OutRun2
can I sk what is SPL and Flashpoint? Link?
They are two movies that also star Donnie Yen and are directed by Wilson Yip.

Kill Zone (aka SPL)

Flash Point
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