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A Quick Tip by YungBolo

  • Sep 10, 2010
Great movie and one of my favorites. I could watch the 1 vs 10 scene 10000 times in a row.
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September 11, 2010
I am with you...I love that scene! seen IP MAN 2 yet?
September 13, 2010
Yea, I actually watched it recently and was glad to see Sammo in it and the Donnie/Sammo fight was incredible. I didn't like it as much as the first because I think the "enemy" in the movie wasn't nearly on the same level as Ip Man 1 vs the Japanese but still enjoyed the movie!
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review by . February 17, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
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                     In the tradition of Jet Li's "Fearless" and "Fist of Legend", comes the fourth collaboration between the Wilson Yip-Donnie Yen tag team who also brought us the phenomenal "Sha Po Lang" in 2005. "IP MAN" is based on the life of the man responsible for making the Chinese kung fu style of "Wing Chun" (invented by a woman), which is up …
Quick Tip by . November 17, 2010
I watched this last night whilst I wasin between a few busywork tasks on the couch (I watched the English dubbed version), and I enjoyed it for the most part. It's a very interested true story that combines some elements of other WWII flicks (one part SCHINDLER'S LIST, one part THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK) and thrusts in the age-old debate between kung-fu (Chinese) and karate (Japanese) with some masterful fight sequences. I wanted a bit more meat on the story between Ip and his wife and his son, but, …
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
posted in ASIANatomy
This is Donnie Yen's best acting role yet! Terrific action and a Good Plot flows perfectly just like water.
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Ip Man is a 2008 semi-biographical martial arts film based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and the first person to teach Wing Chun openly. One of his students was the widely influential and acclaimed martial artist and filmmaker Bruce Lee. The film focuses on events in Ip's life that took place in the city of Foshan during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The film was directed by Wilson Yip, and stars Donnie Yen as Ip Man, with martial arts choreography by Sammo Hung. The supporting cast includes Simon Yam, Lynn Hung, Lam Ka-Tung, Xing Yu and Hiroyuki Ikeuchi.

The idea of an Ip Man biopic originated in 1998 when Jeffrey Lau and Corey Yuen discussed the idea of making a film based on Bruce Lee's martial arts master. However, the studio producing the proposed film closed, and the project was abandoned. Producer Raymond Wong decided to develop his own Ip Man film with full consent from Ip's sons, and had filmmakers head to Foshan to research Ip's life. Ip Chun, Ip Man's eldest son, and several other Wing Chun practitioners served as technical consultants for the film. Principal photography for Ip Man began in March 2008 and ended in August; filming took place in Shanghai, which was used to architecturally recreate Foshan. During filming, conflicts arose between the producers of Ip Man and filmmaker Wong Kar-wai over the film's working title. Wong, who had been developing his own Ip Man biopic, clashed with the producers ...
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Director: Wilson Yip
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: 12 December 2008 (China)
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Edmond Wong
Runtime: 106 minutes
Studio: Beijing ShengShi HuaRei Film Investment & Management Co.
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