IP Man

IP Man

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Director: Wilson Yip

Cast: Donnie Yen, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Fan Siu-Wong

     
 

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Behind every great man there lies a teacher, and this was certainly true of Bruce Lee, who claimed as his mentor a martial arts expert named Ip Man (1893-1972). A genius of Wushu (or the Chinese martial arts school), Ip Man grew up in a China nearly ripped to pieces by racial hatred, nationalistic strife, and warfare. He rose like a phoenix above these ashes, however,

Overview

Behind every great man there lies a teacher, and this was certainly true of Bruce Lee, who claimed as his mentor a martial arts expert named Ip Man (1893-1972). A genius of Wushu (or the Chinese martial arts school), Ip Man grew up in a China nearly ripped to pieces by racial hatred, nationalistic strife, and warfare. He rose like a phoenix above these ashes, however, courtesy of his participation in matches against various Wushu masters and kung fu warriors -- ultimately training martial arts icons such as Lee. This biopic from director Wilson Yip dramatizes Ip's life story.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2012
UPC:
0812491013328
Original Release:
2008
Source:
Well Go Usa
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
35,568

Special Features

Making Of; Deleted Scenes; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donnie Yen IP Man
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi General Miura
Fan Siu-Wong Kam Shan-chau
Xiong Dailin Cheung Wing-sing
Wong You-nam Yuan
Simon Yam Chow Ching-chuen
Lam Ka-tung Li Chiu
Calvin Cheng Chow Kong-yiu
Chen zhi-hui Master Liu
Xing Yu Kung Fu Crazy Lam
Yip Wai-Shun Actor
Sammo Hung Actor
Wong Pak-Ming Actor
To Yue-hong Actor

Technical Credits
Wilson Yip Director
Zhang Baoquan Executive Producer
Cheung Ka-Fai Editor
Kenji Kawai Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Sin Kwok-Lam Executive Producer
Kenneth Mak Production Designer
Lee Pik-kwan Costumes/Costume Designer
Sammo Hung Action Director
O Sing-pui Cinematographer
Edmond Wong Screenwriter
Raymond Wong Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ip Man
1. A Lesson With Master Ip [7:36]
2. A Ruined Reputation [6:51]
3. Disperse While Hitting [3:13]
4. The Challenger [6:35]
5. The Best Of Fo Shan [3:51]
6. Honor Of Fo Shan [6:42]
7. Homeless & Hungry [5:56]
8. Martial Artists Wanted [5:40]
9. Fight For Rice [4:43]
10. Where's Lin? [4:56]
11. One Vs. Ten [5:36]
12. Traitor [4:42]
13. Cotton Mill Thieves [2:48]
14. The First Disciples [3:09]
15. Find Ip Man [6:03]
16. Protector Of The People [7:22]
17. I'm Ip Man [3:27]
18. Fight For The Country [4:17]
19. Self Sacrifice [7:55]
20. Wing Chun [1:42]
21. End Credits [3:02]

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IP Man 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
RobbieBobby44 More than 1 year ago
Although I haven't seen much of the sum total of this genre's output, only a few films classify as truly great. This one stands far above all the others. Jet Li's HERO and Fearless were awesome, but not only have I thought that Donnie's an even better martial artist (bigger, stronger, and more willing to branch out and learn other styles as he has recently shown in great measure), I also won't hesitate to say that he's a much more accomplished actor as well. The fight scenes here are legendary, the music was great, the setting was amazingly detailed and everyone, regardless of the character they had to play, did a terrific job. Those involved with this movie did an extensive amount of research to tell Ip Man's story the right way, and they couldn't have done a better job. I was instantly drawn in because of Ip's poise, humility, respect and class - a true gentleman living in barbaric times. And as if his story wasn't enough to make the world take notice, then along came Bruce!
BoyWithMysteryTalents More than 1 year ago
In life, everyone suffers and endures many holes and griefs. However, a humble man known as, Ip Man (Donnie Yen), showed China's society that it takes only one determined soul in order to change the whole nation. What I found spectacular about the acting of Donnie Yen was that he showed no hesitation while acting his parts. Even in his other movies Donnie has excellent movements and acting. While acting in the movie, "Ip Man", Donnie showed emotions of revenge and madness. It was a magnificent performance, however, I believe the Japanese actors should have shown more passion into their acting, rather than acting more like a boss just standing there. Even if one part of the movie was spectacularly intriguing, that doesn't mean the rest of the movie will have the same expression. Going back to the acting, the settings of the movie were also quite unbelievable: the underground mine dojo, the fighting arena (at the end), Ip Man's mansion, The broken empty town (After Japanese regulate), and the cotton factory. I find it most intriguing about the underground mine dojo because it made my eyes stare non-stop (moment of amazement). The part of the movie that most amazed me was how fast Ip Man (Donnie Yen) threw punches and dodged 10 men at the same time. However, the ending of the movie wasn't that great because of the acting, but it had a surprising ending (Watch the movie to find out!). While watching the movie, very few knew that a women was the founder of Ip Man's unbelievably quick devastating fighting style called, "Wing Chun". For so many years of martial arts, he then pasted it down to his disciple, Bruce Lee. The great legend of fist was also a great story. Fans of martial arts know Bruce Lee well, but what about his master? "Ip Man" was a movie based on the sacrifices made from depression and how emotions can end that. Watch "Ip Man" and you will not regret it!!!
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
This movie is simply sensational! It was recommended to me by a coworker, who actually studied for a little while under someone trained in the same sort of martial arts as Ip Man, passed down from Ip Man himself. He attested to the validity of this movie after having seen it. I watched it and was deeply humbled by the life of Ip Man, and what he and his family & friends all had to endure for a time...and more than that, I was humbled by just how humble & honorable Ip Man himself was. There is also some great martial arts sequences in this movie, obviously...being a true life martial arts master & all. After his homeland was invaded and ravanged by the Japanese, they eventually wind up being forced out of China, and Ip Man eventually goes on to train many people...most well known, of course, being Bruce Lee. I heard something about the possibility of them making more movies on more of Ip Man's life, but I can't necessarily confirm that. I certainly hope they do! If you're any sort of a martial arts, action, and/or drama fan...you should see this movie! It's sensational! Donnie Yen is fantastic as Ip Man! Bravo!
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SIFUMARCO More than 1 year ago
Being a Wing Chun Master, 3rd generation from Ip Man, who taught Wong Lok, and Wong Sheun Leung, who in turn, taught my Sifu Yeung Biu (Robert Yeung) who still lives in Hawaii, it was time someone Honored a Man, his character, ethics and one who was the Greatest Fighter of His time, bar none. If you have any interest in Wing Chun and/or martial arts, you will enjoy this film, a "Classic". MY hat off to Summo Hung and Donnie Yen.
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