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: PQ - good but not great AQ - very good The movie is stellar. The fight scenes are spectactularly choreographed and the story is one that will evoke emotion as characters are fleshed out well. Do yourself a favor and watch this as it's one of the best martial arts movie of all 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: 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: Movie: A+ I cant say how much I love this movie. Donnie Yen gives what I consider the finest performance of his career. Both as an actor and a physical performer. The action is simply spectacular. LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!! Video: B+ Well Go's disc has been ripped to pieces with ppl comparing it to the HK disc. While colors appear more muted than the HK set, Well Go's presentation of Ip Man is far from bad.