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Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster
- Donnie Yen

Overview - Hong Kong film star Donnie Yen reprises his role as Ip Man in this semi-autobiographical sequel following the adventures of the grand master of Wing Chun. The Sino-Japanese War has ended, and after defending his people with wushu, Ip escapes the wrath of the Japanese by fleeing to Foshan.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Hong Kong film star Donnie Yen reprises his role as Ip Man in this semi-autobiographical sequel following the adventures of the grand master of Wing Chun. The Sino-Japanese War has ended, and after defending his people with wushu, Ip escapes the wrath of the Japanese by fleeing to Foshan. Failing to find peace even in his own homeland, Ip relocates his family to Hong Kong in 1949. Once there, Ip begins teaching Wing Chun to a group of pupils that includes Wong Leung (Huang Xiao Ming), who soon clashes with Cheng Wei Ki (Dennis To). Embarrassed at having been beaten so badly by Wong in a fight, Cheng kidnaps his rival and takes him to a fish market owned by Master Hung (Sammo Hung). Blaming Ip for the damage done by Wong, Master Hung demands that the other teacher defeat practitioners of all wushu varieties in the time it takes to burn a single joss stick. Incredibly, Ip meets the challenge, impressing Master Hung, who then gives him permission to open his own wushu school. When Master Hung gives Ip a ticket to the King of Boxing Competition, a friendship is forged between the two former rivals. After a competitor nicknamed Twister is named the winner, he beats Cheng and friends for celebrating with wushu, and claims he can defeat Master Hung with three simple blows. Though Master Hung maintains the upper hand throughout most of the fight, Twister eventually lands a punch that knocks his superior down. In the wake of the fight, tensions between the locals and Westerners begin heating up, and the local superintendent responds by announcing a kung fu competition. When Ip defeats all challengers, including Twister, Wing Chun gains popularity throughout Hong Kong, and the highly respected master begins teaching a young disciple named Bruce Lee, who will bring the art of Chinese wushu to Westerners before dying tragically at the tender age of 32.

Cast List

Sammo Hung - Hong Kong Director/Actor
Samo Hung - Hong Kong Director/Actor
Samo Hung Kam-Po - Hong Kong Director/Actor
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo - Hong Kong Director/Actor
Chris Babida - Composer
Kenji Kawai - Japanese Composer/Animation
Poon Hang-sang - CINEMATOGRAPHER
Wilson Yip - Hong Kong Director
Eddie Wong - Production Manager
Calvin Cheng
Yip Wai Shun - Director
Ip Chun - Martias arts instructor
Grandmaster Ip Chun - Martias arts instructor
Kent Cheng
Simon Yam - Actor
Lam Hak-ming
Siu-Wong Fan - Actor, DNA CLONE; SHADOW MASK
Siu Wong Fan - Actor, DNA CLONE; SHADOW MASK
Louis Fan - Actor, DNA CLONE; SHADOW MASK
Fan Sui Wong - Actor, DNA CLONE; SHADOW MASK
Terry Fan - Actor, DNA CLONE; SHADOW MASK
Donnie Yen - Hong Kong actor
Darren Shahlavi - Star, HERO'S BLOOD (1991)
Xiong Dailin
Huang Xiaoming
To Yue-hong
Li Chak
Pierre Ngo
Lynn Hung
Charles Mayer - Actor, ;
Jiang Daiyan
Lo Mang - Hong Kong Actor
Calvin Chang
Fung Hak On
Brian Thomas Burrell
Ashton Chen

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 812491011997
  • Genre: Foreign Video - Chinese
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: April 2011

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Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Action
Martial Arts
Period Piece
Teachers
Competitions

 
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Reviews:
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] superbly well-crafted film, faithful to its cultural and cinematic heritage..." - 01/13/2011 Box Office


"[M]uch of the action happens within the frame itself, feet and hands flying about with strong, decisive camera movements often giving the scenes and unexpectedly graceful quality." - 01/28/2011 Los Angeles Times


3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]here is a convincing illusion of realism....Donnie Yen makes an interesting martial-arts star." - 03/02/2011 Chicago Sun-Times

 
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