Trailer: The Grandmasters

I has been far too long since 2007’s My Blueberry Nights which saw art-house favourite director Wong Kar Wai make his first English language feature films, to mixed results (albeit I feel it is severely underrated.) In the ensuing time, if you discount perfume commercials and short films, wkw has been toiling away with his biopic on Ipman, The Grandmasters, long enough to see at least 4 Yip man films come along (most of these starring Donnie Yen.) Expected open Cannes, last may, we are finally getting the first significant look at the film starring the Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi. And if you are a fan of slow motion raindrops and brooding facial expressions, then this teaser is for you.

According to Wikipedia, The Grandmasters is set for a wide release in Hong Kong and China on December 18, 2012.

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Marc Saint-Cyr
Editor

Let us rejoice; Wong is back. Can’t wait for this one.

antho42
Guest

Wong is back, Obama won the presidential race, and Skyfall is coming out on Friday. It is a good week.

David Brook
Admin

Don’t get too excited about Skyfall. I found it quite overrated. It’s decent enough, but it’s not the second coming many make it out to be.

Andrew James
Admin

Yes it is. Thank you for lowering me expectations a bit. If a better looking film comes along in the next 5 years, someone be sure to let me know.

David Brook
Admin

There’s so much in the trailer that smacks of the early 2000’s trend for pretty, slow-mo infused martial arts epics that went out of style several years ago, but I don’t care. I love Wong Kar Wai and martial arts movies too much to care about originality. Plus it looks gorgeous. Can’t wait.

Kurt
Guest

I’d say that is more wkw style filmmaking than being ‘behind the times’ in terms of action aesthetic. This filmmaker has always marched to the beat of his own drum.

David Brook
Admin

I’m not sure. I know WKW’s films always look gorgeous, but this has a bit more of a ‘slick’ style to it for me.

antho42
Guest

Holy Shit! Holy Shit! The film has actually been completed. After years of false stars — and they were plenty of them ( I believe I had the film as one of the most anticipated films for three years running) — the film has premier in theater, in the Berlin Film Festival.

Kurt
Guest

Yes, one of the editors over at TWITCH has a glowing review of the film. I can’t wait to see it.