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Legend Is Born: Ip Man [Blu-ray] [US Import]


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  • Format: Colour, Widescreen
  • Language: Cantonese Chinese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Dec 2011
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005NQ5LSC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,252 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Tue Sorensen on 30 Sep 2010
Format: DVD
During the last several years an interesting development has occurred in martial arts movies: Some of them have become historical dramas rather than action adventures (whether modern or set in the "heroic age"). There is still lots of martial arts in them, but instead of villains and revenge and the battle between good and evil the focus has changed in the direction of characterization, romance and history, even if the historical aspect is often somewhat glorified for artistic reasons. A great example was the slightly spruced-up biopic of Huo Yuanjia, Fearless (2006), which rates as one of Jet Li's very best movies. Some extra glamor and action, to be sure, but on the whole a dramatization of the life story of a seminal figure in the martial arts world.

It is a very interesting development, because this sort of movies are growing more realistic and modern without compromising the moral and philosophical integrity associated with Asian martial arts. The picture they paint may still be romanticized and highly speculative, but it feels a lot more real than the conventional, hackneyed action/revenge flicks. And as long as the martial arts content remains of high quality, the true kung fu movie fan can have no complaints.

The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010) is another movie of this intriguing kind. The backdrop to the core conflict is not some far-fetched personal feud, but a historical element leading back to China's unfortunate predicament in getting caught between a rock and a hard place in the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-05 (the Russians and the Japanese basically fought over which one of them should annex Manchuria, a part of China). This conflict set the agenda for the bad relations between China and Japan for decades thereafter.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Lee W. Glendinning on 7 April 2011
Format: DVD
I watched this after reading some good reviews from other sites including amazon. Have seen Ip Man and thought it was amazing so I might be biased so take this review with a pinch of salt.
I honestly thought the first half including Ip Mans growth was great. The crushes etc left me cold but was good to see other aspects of his life that weren't shown in Ip Man.

The second, possibly and probably last third just seemed like any straight to DVD movie. A bad guy and woman, a lady in distress and even for Bloodsport and Double Impact fans, one scene where he can't see which brought up memories of both the above films.

If you haven't seen Ip Man then this is OK but it feels like they just chucked in some Hollywood ending in and thought that would be OK.
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By Steve Saurin on 28 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
Now this is what I call a trilogy. I am personally interested in Kung Fu and particularly the story of IP Man, which I thought these films provided a reasonable and coherent biography of the man. Although I guess some of the reviewers would be unhappy if this film was watched first and out of context from the other parts.

The filming quality was (I thought) excellent, and unlike some of the other reviewers I prefer non English versions which I believe provides more authenticity to these types of films, and less cringing moments (unlike some of the dreadful dubbing that accompanied the earlier Bruce Lee films.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Man on 4 Sep 2010
Format: DVD
i have ip man 1 and 2 and they were great. i thought there would be a deeper storyline in this film. the fighting is good but not enough of it and its mainly talking. the storyline is a bit stupid and Donnie Yen was a much better Ip Man, but they did find a very similar lookalike.
Overall its worth a watch but dont expect it to be better than the previous titles.
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Format: DVD
Great movie, Dennis To does a great job as GrandMaster Ip Man. His wing chun is authentic and much better than anything Donnie Yen shows us in the first two films. It is not made in the same Hollywood style as the first two movies, however it gives a nice insight into the early years of Ip Man, and a lovely appearance from Ip Chun.
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I love this movie as it is story about Ip Man and what I love the most - there is REAL Ip Man Son in this movie too - Ip Chun !!!
And if He decided to tak part in this movie - that means- He must have accepted the story, movements and all related.
So yes - one of these few movies I watch again and again... and again :)))
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Oso on 29 Sep 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I am not happy with this.
The Bluray version is Region A locked!
bluray comes with bluray copy+dvd.
I tried both on my ps3 and they did not work!

screw this, i'm gonna pirate movies.
it just annoys me that distributors do not want people to pirate movies, yet they don't make it available for many countries.
Wtf if you don't want people to pirate your movies then distribute them all over the damn world!

I'm going to have to sell my copy now.
why should i buy the Region B dvd copy? i don't watch dvd anymore, I have a damn bluray player so I want to use my bluray player to watch bluray movies.
It's like having a 4 bed room big house and you're living and sleeping in the car garage.
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By stevesaunders on 29 April 2014
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Not as good as the previous 2 films, but had a lot to live up to. probably best to watch this one first, before Ip Man and Ip Man 2.
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