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Watch: New French Spot For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Highlights 4 Fighting Styles

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 27, 2013 at 1:58PM

Oh snap, kinda forgot about this one. With Wong Kar-Wai's long awaited marital arts epic now having premiered and playing in international release, we're just patiently waiting a stateside release date for the movie from The Weinstein Company. So until that happens, we'll just have to be content with advertising from overseas.
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The Grandmaster Tony Leung

Oh snap, kinda forgot about this one. With Wong Kar-Wai's long awaited marital arts epic now having premiered and playing in international release, we're just patiently waiting a stateside release date for the movie from The Weinstein Company. So until that happens, we'll just have to be content with advertising from overseas.

So with parts of Europe gearing up for a spring release of the movie, a brand new TV spot has dropped in France for the flick, with its thirty seconds devoted to highlighting the four fighting styles featured: Wing Chun, Xing Yi, Ba Gua and Ba Ji. This is all accompanied by a flying fury of kicks and punches, but we'd be hard pressed to spot the differences in the four different ways of kicking ass. But maybe that's appropriate for movie that we said featured "muddled storytelling that skitters over the surface of mysteries and psychologies that we want to plunge into and explore." And even the fight scenes aren't so hot as "the visceral thrills don’t come as thick and fast as we’d like." Bummer?

Hopefully, you'll be able to judge for yourself sometime later this year. Watch the spot here -- we'll add an embed as soon one arrives.

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


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