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IP MAN 2: LEGEND OF THE GRANDMASTER
USA: Variance Films
UK: Showbox Media Group
Cast: Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Fan Siu-Wong, Lynn Hung, Darren Shahlavi, Xiao-Ming Huang, Kent Cheng, Pierre Ngo, To Yue-Hong, Li Chak, Charles Mayer, Simon Yan, Jiang Daiyan, Lam Hak-Ming, Lo Mang, Calvin Chang, Fung Hak-On, Brian Thomas Burrell
Director: Wilson Yip (Yip Wai-Shung)
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese (English subtitles)
USA: 108 mins
UK: 104 mins
USA Rated: R for violence
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong violence
USA Release Date: 28 January 2011 (Limited Release)
UK DVD Release Date: 28 January 2011 (Limited Release)
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International megastar Donnie Yen reprises his iconic role as the real-life kung fu grandmaster Ip Man in this martial arts spectacular. After escaping the Japanese occupation of his hometown, Ip Man and his family have arrived in Hong Kong, which is living under the iron fist of British colonial rule.
Ip wants to support his family by opening up a martial arts academy to teach his unique Wing Chun style. But a corrupt cabal of Hong Kong martial arts masters, led by Hung Chun-nam (the legendary Sammo Hung), refuses to allow Ip to teach until he proves himself - and prove himself he does, in an intense series of fights against the masters, showcasing a dazzling variety of martial arts styles and culminating in a highly anticipated brawl between Ip and Hung atop a rickety table.
Even after gaining the respect of the masters, Ip's troubles are far from over. Hong Kong under British rule is a world of corruption, and when a Western-style boxer named Taylor "Twister" Milos comes to town to entertain the British upper class, and insults both Chinese martial arts and the native citizens in a horrifically violent way, Ip must step up to fight for the honor of both his kung fu and the Chinese people. Forced by honor to enter a brutal "King of the Ring" boxing match against Twister, it's East versus West in an amazing, knock-down drag-out fight to the finish, the likes of which have never been seen on screen before.
Presented in the original, undubbed and uncut, international version that's been breaking box office records across Asia, IP MAN 2: LEGEND OF THE GRANDMASTER is a throwback to the golden age of Hong Kong martial arts cinema that will delight kung fu fans and newcomers alike.