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WATCH: Tony Leung Slices and Dices in Wong Kar-wai's 'The Grandmaster' (TRAILER)

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 23, 2013 at 1:46PM

The martial arts epic "The Grandmaster," Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai's first feature since the disastrous "My Blueberry Nights" in 2007, finally has a proper US trailer but still no official release date.
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Tony Leung is 'The Grandmaster.'
Tony Leung is 'The Grandmaster.'

The martial arts epic "The Grandmaster," Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai's first feature since the disastrous "My Blueberry Nights" in 2007, finally has a proper US trailer but still no official release date.

Though early reviews have been mixed, The Weinstein Company snagged all North American rights to the Ip Man biopic when it opened Berlin in February (read TOH's take here). The film stars seasoned Wong regular Tony Leung as the eponymous master, and boasts grand-scale special effects uncharacteristic of the Hong Kong auteur whose films include moody character studies such as "In the Mood for Love" and "Chungking Express."

Read about a master class Wong Kar-wai delivered in Hong Kong here and check out three making-of featurettes; the trailer is below.

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


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