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U.S. Poster For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Plus 3-Minute VFX Reel

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 10, 2013 at 10:19AM

Listen, we understand that foreign language films need to be marketed to U.S. audiences, but we're sure a better tagline for Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster" could've been created. Because, "Once Upon A Time In Kung Fu"? Really? Though, yeah, working Bruce Lee's name onto the domestic poster for Wong Kar-Wai's stylized martial arts flick is pretty savvy. So one point added, and one point deducted.
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The Grandmaster

Listen, we understand that foreign language films need to be marketed to U.S. audiences, but we're sure a better tagline for Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster" could've been created. Because, "Once Upon A Time In Kung Fu"? Really? Though, yeah, working Bruce Lee's name onto the domestic poster for Wong Kar-Wai's stylized martial arts flick is pretty savvy. So one point added, and one point deducted.


Anyway, as "The Grandmaster" prepares to head stateside, in addition to a new one sheet which weirdly mashes up the floating heads of Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi with a lot of rain, a VFX reel has dropped online from BUF. The company has put together a little presentation of the work they did on the picture, showing how green screen, and various digital punchups helped to seamlessly create the world Ip Man punches and kicks in. Tech heads should be interested, and for full notes on the work BUF did, just click right here.

"The Grandmaster" arrives on August 23rd. [CriterionCast]

 
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This article is related to: The Grandmaster, Wong Kar-wai


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