Any day that we can put something before your eyes that includes the martial arts mastery of Donnie Yen is a good day. Using my powers of deduction, I have determined that today is a good day. Today gives us a look at the official trailer for Ip Man 2, a film that Well Go USA will be releasing theatrically in January. More importantly, they will be releasing the “undubbed, bone-crushing original version.” This will be head and shoulders above the recent release of Ip Man to Netflix Watch Instantly, one of the most poorly dubbed versions of any film in the history of humanity. But lets not focus on that. Lets watch this high-energy trailer for the second part in the saga of the Ip Man (Yen), the grandmaster who would eventually go on to be the man behind Bruce Lee…
Watch the Trailer:
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 of Foshan, China, 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, culminating in a highly anticipated brawl between Ip and Hung atop a rickety table.
But 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 and 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, un-dubbed 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 when it hits theaters across the US and Canada on January 28, 2011.
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