Old 07-19-2011, 08:31 AM
Wong Kar Wai's "The Grandmasters" trailer


I'm not a huge fan of martial art, but I do enjoy some films - but this, this looks stunning.

I just realized it reminds me of The Matrix Reloaded fight scenes

720p - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvdh7VkLciA

Last edited by Digifruitella; 07-20-2011 at 06:32 AM..
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:28 PM

Awesome looking trailer, man!
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:55 PM
I was bummed when this didn't come out at last year's TIFF - I'm crossing my fingers it'll be ready in time this year.

Fight scene is looking great and very different for a WKW film. Yuen Wo Ping (Matrix, Fist of Legend, Crouching Tiger, Kill Bill, etc) is doing the martial arts choreography which is a huge plus.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:58 PM
That was a solid fight scene. Like JC said, it's pretty different for WKW. I'm curious to see how the story will play out... will it be along the lines of Ashes of time or is he going to make a more classical martial arts film? Either way, I'm game. Wai's one of my favorites. I actually saw My Blueberry Nights again recently and enjoyed it more than the first time I saw it. Guess it just grew on me.

Good find, Digi. I was wondering when we were going to see something for this.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:39 PM
Full trailer = http://youtu.be/8Ngxn9NzLzs
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:52 PM

Yet another trailer:


Some more info on the film:

The name has been changed back to the original title, The Grandmaster. The movie's premiered in China already and has grossed the most money ever (by far) for Wong Kar Wai. The international cut will be premiering as the opening film tomorrow in Berlin, 15 minutes shorter than the Chinese cut.

Early reviews of the Chinese cut (Variety, Hollywood Reporter, ScreenDaily, Twitch, Taste of Cinema) look pretty promising. It sounds like it generally melds martial arts action with WKW's trademark melancholy and philosophical tendencies together well.

Yuen Wo Ping's (Kill Bill, Matrix, Crouching Tiger) martial arts choreography are, to no one's surprise, reportedly incredible. THR called them "some of the most dazzling fights ever seen onscreen" and ScreenDaily said they're "rendered with even more clarity and sophistication" than his work on the Matrix trilogy.

First half of the film is reportedly very action-heavy, while the last half is moodier and more like WKW's other work.

We'll get more reactions probably tomorrow. It feels like forever since this film was first announced...have to admit, the length of time it took to get out dimmed some of my excitement for it, but all these new reactions are getting me amped again.
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