A must for fans of martial arts or simply action-drama movies
11 May 2012
Excerpt: Based (loosely... very loosely) on the life story of Ip Man, a martial arts master who goes from wealth and reputation to poverty after the Japanese invasion of 1938... though who is determined to keep his honour and deny the invaders his help. The film is essentially in two parts; the first part introduces the characters in pre-war times when the area was wealthy and martial arts schools opened up specifically because people had money to spend and spare time.
Excerpt: Great martial arts donnie yen is fantastic,with a very good story along with some great martial arts this film is going to be a classic.Picture quality goes from great to ok in patches ,audio good to middling.All martial arts fans will enjoy this.
Excerpt: I just wrote an entire review for this and lost it due to a submission error, so I'm going to be brief. The picture is so unsaturated that the film occasionally has a black-and-white appearance to it, but otherwise the picture reveals an adequate level of detail. The audio is active and thunderous on my surround sound speakers.
Excerpt: IP Man, IP Man, IP Man....I don't know where to start with this film. I think I've seen a good amount of Asian martial-arts films to figure out the gold from the crap. I've seen a lot of martial-arts films from the 1960s to the present. I have seen some supposedly good martial-arts films get dated fast, and I've seen some other ones get better and better over time.
Excerpt: I Imported this movie from Amazon.UK a while back along with many others that weren't available in the US at the time...This was the most impressive out of the whole bunch...Excellent PQ/AQ...I watched this film at least 5-6 times already and thought the story was well put together and the fight scenes had that authentic feel just like when I watch Bruce Lee's films...The best yet from Donnie Yen and I can't wait for IP Man 2..
Excerpt: I have had the pleasure of watching the UK, US, and HK versions of this wonderful film, and can trully say, the Hong Kong transfer blows all the others out of the water. It is up to the studios to create the best possible transfer and it is clearly demonstrated in the difference between transfers.