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U.S. Poster For Wong Kar-Wai’s ‘The Grandmaster’ Plus 3-Minute VFX Reel

U.S. Poster For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Plus 3-Minute VFX Reel

Listen, we understand that foreign language films need to be marketed to U.S. audiences, but we’re sure a better tagline for Wong Kar-Wai‘s “The Grandmaster” could’ve been created. Because, “Once Upon A Time In Kung Fu”? Really? Though, yeah, working Bruce Lee‘s name onto the domestic poster for Wong Kar-Wai’s stylized martial arts flick is pretty savvy. So one point added, and one point deducted.

Anyway, as “The Grandmaster” prepares to head stateside, in addition to a new one sheet which weirdly mashes up the floating heads of Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi with a lot of rain, a VFX reel has dropped online from BUF. The company has put together a little presentation of the work they did on the picture, showing how green screen, and various digital punchups helped to seamlessly create the world Ip Man punches and kicks in. Tech heads should be interested, and for full notes on the work BUF did, just click right here.
“The Grandmaster” arrives on August 23rd. [CriterionCast]

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Despite the not-so-hot-initial-reviews, I'm really excited for this. Wong Kar-Wai is my favorite contemporary director.


My Bluberry Nights really killed this guy's career didn't it? Not only did this film take forever to make missing the time when people were interested in it, but it also came and went at a festival and has been leaked online for months and yet no one is talking about it.

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