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.
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.
Among the highlights of this year's event is a new category called "Busan Classics," in which movies with great significance in world film history will be screened. Thirteen films, including late American director Orson Welles' final film, "The Other Side of the Wind," and a restored version of Milos Forman's 1964 classic, "Black Peter," will be shown in the section this year. The great Czech film director died in April. 2b1af7f3a8