Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Grandmaster

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 4, 2014
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: Anchor Bay and The Weinstein Company


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Tony Leung is The Grandmaster.

Written and directed by acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Wong Kar Wai (Happy Together), the 2013 biographical action epic The Grandmaster tells the story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.

Asian superstar Tony Leung (Infernal Affairs) portrays legendary Kung Fu master Ip Man, who survived the turmoil of 1930s China to change the world of martial arts forever. The film covers his life in 1930s Foshan, his flight to Hong Kong after the second Sino-Japanese War, and the events leading to his death in 1972.

This visually stunning saga of love, honor and vengeance, featuring breathtaking action choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (Legend of the Black Scorpion), also stars Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) and Chang Chen (Red Cliff)

The PG-13-rated film is currently available on all major digital retailers, Video On-Demand and on Pay-Per-View services.

Nominated for two 2014 Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and Best Cinematography, The Grandmaster received a limited release to theaters in the U.S. following its theatrical rollout around the world, earning some $6.5 million at the domestic box office.

The Blu-ray and DVD contain the following bonus features:

-The Grandmaster: From Ip Man to Bruce Lee
-A Conversation with Shannon Lee (daughter of Bruce Lee)
-The Grandmaster: According to RZA
-Behind-the-scenes footage

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.