Watch: Anthony Wong in Two New 'Ip Man: The Final Fight' Trailers
The legend. The teacher. The grandmaster. The conclusion. IP Man is getting old. Time for him to fight his final fight, if he can muster up the energy. Two new trailers have recently debuted for Ip Man: The Final Fight, a martial arts action drama featuring Anthony Wong as the Ip Man. While we've seen Wong kick ass in films like Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, this is the first time he's playing the Ip Man, the legendary martial arts expert who trained Bruce Lee. These two trailers are going for an epic The Dark Knight Rises kind of vibe ("the conclusion!") and are fun to watch, but don't exactly convince me to run out and see this right away. I'm certainly interested in it, to say the least. I always enjoy a good martial arts film.
Here's the official US teaser trailer for Herman Yau's Ip Man: The Final Fight, in high def from Apple:
And here's the full release trailer for Herman Yau's Ip Man: The Final Fight, in high def on YouTube:
Also, here's the US release poster for Ip Man: The Final Fight with Anthony Wong as found on Apple:
In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man (Anthony Wong) is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Ip Man: The Final Fight is directed by legendary Chinese filmmaker/cinematographer Herman Yau, of The Legend Is Born: Ip Man a few years prior. The screenplay was written by Erica Lee, also of The Legend Is Born: Ip Man. This first opened in China/Hong Kong in March earlier this year. Well Go USA will release Ip Man: The Final Fight in theaters starting on September 20th and VOD on August 20th this fall. For updates on the film, visit ipmanthefinalfight.com.
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Friend from Asia here! Don't watch this! it is a cheap knock off! Watch The Grandmasters instead!
Tey on Jul 31, 2013
Avi on Jul 31, 2013
Grandmaster was a fucking snorefest.
dvt on Jul 31, 2013
I don't get it! I have seen it last week when I download it via the Internet!
Avi on Jul 31, 2013
Looks pretty good. The Chinese are really taking advantage of Shifu Ip.
DAVIDPD on Jul 31, 2013
No Donnie Yen?? :
Nick Sears on Jul 31, 2013
Alex, if you really love a good martial arts flick - why no love for Donnie Yens next hit 'Special Identity'??? (..I don't think you have showed this trailer....:/) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2OSQc8POSM
WushuChild on Jul 31, 2013
Badass, thank you. I fucking love Donnie Yen!
grimjob on Jul 31, 2013
I saw this film at the NYAFF (I'll try not to give any spoilers but if you want to go in completely blind, you might want to stop reading). For those who are confused, this has no connection to the Donnie Yen movies from a few years ago other than the fact that it's based on the same real life person. It could more accurately be considered a sequel to "The Legend is Born: Ip Man" since the director and writer are the same. In terms of the time period, this movie actually overlaps a bit with Ip Man II since it depicts his arrival in Hong Kong. As for the movie itself, it wasn't bad. It definitely lacked the narrative focus of the Donnie Yen movies; this one kind of bouncing around different plot lines with no clearly impending climax. However, it's also a bit more rooted in reality, while the Donnie Yen flicks are purely invented stories. I'd hesitate to even call it a martial arts movie since there are so few fight scenes, but when the climactic showdown does arrive, it's surprisingly awesome. I'd recommend the movie to anyone interested in Ip's life. There are elements of his real life struggles, although it's not a biopic by any stretch. On the other hand, if you're just looking for a high octane fight movie, you'll probably want to skip this one.
Boiler Bro Joe on Jul 31, 2013
Been getting my Wing Chun fix a bit, just watched the Grandmasters, so going to get into the Ip Man ones too.
Carpola on Aug 1, 2013
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