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by Clint Holloway
July 12, 2013 2:32 PM
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Watch: New 'The Grandmaster' Trailer Shows More Epic Fights, Visual Splendor

After experiencing some substantial delays, Wong Kar-Wai's long-awaited "The Grandmaster" is finally coming out, having opened in its native China back in January and opening stateside via The Weinstein Company next month. A new domestic trailer has just been unveiled, which offers a closer look at the life of Chinese martial arts master Ip Man (Tony Leung), focusing on his training from a young age all the way up to opening a prestigious martial arts school before his death in 1972.

As per usual with Kar-wai's films, there's a heavy dosage of visually intoxication as he captures the hurtling limbs and bodies of martial arts fights, making every frame a thing of beauty. The appearance of Zhang Ziyi, most notable stateside for her role in Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," also provides a treat.

"The Grandmaster" opens August 23.

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  • g.s. | July 13, 2013 3:54 AMReply

    Sadly, a typical Weinstein trailer for a foreign film- loud, crass, and tonally *nothing* like the actual film. Reflects none of the mournful, melancholic spirit that sits at the heart of Wong's movie.