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The Grandmaster Blu-ray (Updated)

Posted January 8, 2014 01:04 PM by Webmaster

Anchor Bay EntertainmentAnchor Bay Home Entertainment and The Weinstein Company will release on Blu-ray director Wong Kar Wai's latest film, The Grandmaster (2012), starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi, Chen Chang, Song Hye-Kyo, Bruce Leung Siu-Lung, and Zhao Ben-Shan. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on March 4th.

Official synopsis: Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, The Grandmaster is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary Kung FU master, Ip Man who mentored Bruce Lee. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China and the subtropical South, The Grandmaster features virtuoso performances by some of the greatest stars of contemporary Asian cinema.

Special Features:
  • The Grandmaster: From Ip Man to Bruce Lee
  • A Conversation with Shannon Lee, Daughter of Bruce Lee
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • The Grandmaster According to RZA
*Please note that the official press release indicates a running time of 108 minutes for the main feature.




Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (17 comments)



krankcolc
  Sep 18, 2013
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Unfortunate that they are not including the International release as well. I suppose I will just have to import it.
Edshugeo The GodMoor
  Sep 18, 2013
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No doubt some people will appreciate 22 minutes less of Wong Kar Wai-eque moody-ness (I assume the action scenes will be intact), but I won't be purchasing this. I'll hold on to the 2 hour 10 minute version on my hard drive until I can get a decent price on the complete film (prolly from Yesasia).


I do wonder if the Bruce Lee related "special features" address the slight jab taken at Jeet Kune Do, when Yip Man faces a guy in a room of mirrors whose claim to fame is his versatility of styles. Lee had been somewhat critical of traditional forms (the Classical Mess), and this didn't sit well with some folks who noted that he hadn't really trained very long with Sifu Yip.

Nov. 26th is the day before Lee's birthday.

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davidthenikonuser
  Sep 18, 2013
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WOW! This movie was in and out of the theater so fast I didn't even get to see it.
MoulinBlu
  Sep 18, 2013
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@Edshugeo: But what are the odds that those people would actually be buying this title in the first place?

The trailer looks great. But, if they've cut it down 22 minutes, I'll have to look for something to import as well. I can't imagine any studio today, being so out of touch with their market that they would deliberately sabotage the release with a condensed version. The internet has made it easy for them to get clear feedback on this and every release that has gone this route has been heavily criticized for doing so. Unless online outcry is not reflective of actual sales, it just doesn't make sense.

TheManInBlu
  Sep 18, 2013
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I'd rather have The Beastmaster on Blu-ray. Thank you

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jacobb1313
  Sep 18, 2013
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An open letter to Weinstein Co. home video distribution:

American audiences will appreciate the original, unaltered release from the country-of-origin, if you give them the chance. They may be smarter than you think.

Best,
Your Customers

shadedpain4
  Sep 18, 2013
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Neither version of the film is "complete". Both versions contain scenes the other does not have.
jayembee
  Sep 18, 2013
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Isn't it obvious? They're putting out the cut-down version in the hope that people will buy it so they can have something to watch now. Then six months from now, they'll release a "collector's edition" which will have both versions on it, forcing people to buy it all over again.

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devilnamedBuena
  Sep 18, 2013
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Import. Unless they end up including both versions. Why are comedies and horror the only genres that get this practice right?

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Tony K.
  Sep 18, 2013
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Personally, I could go for that rumored 4-hour Director's Cut. I was really intrigued by the International one, but the whole Razor backstory felt totally underdeveloped. This is also the first Wong movie I've ever seen, so I didn't really know what to expect. All in all, it's kind of strange to see a martial arts period piece feel so (aesthetically) artsy (lots of slow frames, which was wholly unexpected) and philosophical. I wouldn't say it's quite on the level of "Crouching Tiger" or "Fearless." But then again, maybe that Director's Cut could achieve that scope.
billyearle
  Sep 19, 2013
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ditto the first post, plus the Hong Kong BDs of this series are usually supposed to have better PQ, haven't compared myself though. The above post about a 4hr cut is intriguing, unless it's just a workprint or roughcut. I can thank the blu ray format for finally getting me into Wong Kar Wai, VHS and DVD never did his stuff enough justice to make me dig it.

eiknarf
  Sep 19, 2013
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Just do yourself a favor and get the original version from yesasia or dddhouse today if you haven't already. Its region free" No need to wait for this edited version. I've had mine from yesasia since April 30th and watched it three times already. Teach Weinstein a lesson guys. Import!

Shagadelic
  Sep 19, 2013
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Asian imports - too many sound options, shoddy PQ
US cut - Butchered feature, with better PQ
hazelwu
  Sep 19, 2013
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Asian version got bad PQ not only because of too many sound options, it's also caused by having bonus features and bad encoding.

As for the US PQ, we have to see it first, and most likely we'll get something better than HK.
billyearle
  Sep 20, 2013
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ordered the Honk Kong import yesterday, is that true about the PQ? Too bad if so. From reading on the threads here, found out the US cut has scenes not in the longer cut, and seems to be a valid alternative, though I would assume the longer cut is the superior one. Looks like an eventual triple dip when a better version of the 130 minute cut comes out.
mastadge
  Jan 08, 2014
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As I recall the director cut both versions. One is not merely a hacked-down version of the other; they are both complete films with slightly different emphases. I want to see both and I will avoid neither.
carrboro
  Jan 09, 2014
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@billyearle and mastadge
Yes, Wong Kar Wai cut both versions (as well as the European release). I've seen both the US and HK releases. The US version has some scenes that the HK version does not even though it is a substantially shorter cut (and obviously vice versa). Additionally, the order of some of the scenes is different (less linear in the HK cut).


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