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Finally: First Full Length Trailer For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters' Is Here

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by Kevin Jagernauth
November 5, 2012 1:13 PM
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After numerous delays, extending shooting, release date bumps and a general air of mystery, Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmasters" is -- believe or not -- actually finished, headed to theaters overseas and now the first, generous full length trailer is here. And yes, it's everything you thought it would be.

Probably the most beautifully lensed martial arts film we've seen in a long, long time (sorry RZA), the picture boasts the director's signature eye for gorgeous framing and lighting, just with more kicks and punches than we're used to from the helmer. As you know, the films is a biopic of legendary martial artist Ip Man (Tony Leung), a legendary master of Wing Chun who taught Bruce Lee, among many others. It also appears he was a master of sliding, poetically in slow motion, with a camera catching every ripple of water or shard of broken glass coming in his wake.

We kid of course, because we're just glad this thing is finally nearing the finish. Zhang Ziyi co-stars in the movie that will hit cinemas in China on December 18th, though no U.S. date or distributor is lined up. Annapurna Pictures has the U.S. rights and we hope this trailer gets some phone calls made to land a deal soon. Watch below. 

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6 Comments

  • John | November 5, 2012 5:53 PMReply

    Why is it in Mandarin?

  • John | November 8, 2012 1:51 AM

    No, Cantonese is better. Mandarin just sounds vanilla.

  • Daniel | November 7, 2012 12:54 AM

    Because it's the better sounding language!!! Duh! :-P
    Nice to know the beautiful Korean actress, Song Hye-kyo is in it too!

  • wes | November 5, 2012 11:42 PM

    :|

  • Steven Flores | November 5, 2012 5:21 PMReply

    Oh, that trailer looks great. Please give it a proper U.S. release for 2013.

  • Mark | November 5, 2012 1:30 PMReply

    Finally is right. I can't wait as it has been one of my most anticipated films for what seems like an eternity.

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