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Thursday, January 9, 2014

"THE GRANDMASTER" on Blu-Ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment and the Weinstein Company



ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT and THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY PRESENT "THE GRANDMASTER" ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD

Wong Kar Wai’s latest film, THE GRANDMASTER, stars Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang and kicks into retail on March 4, 2014 for an SRP of $29.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD

A hypnotically beautiful dream” - Manohla Dargis, NEW YORK TIMES

Tony Leung gives a magnetic performance. Ziyi Zhang is luminous.”- Stephanie Zacharek, VILLAGE VOICE

Visually exquisite” - John Anderson, NEWSDAY

Wong doesn’t make movies that evaporate as you watch them. He crafts movies you live and breathe in until they’re absorbed in your system. In short, his movies are the stuff that dreams are made of.” -Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of THE GRANDMASTER from writer and director Wong Kar Wai (HAPPY TOGETHER, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE AND MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS). Presented by Martin Scorsese, THE GRANDMASTER, recently made the Oscar Best Foreign-Language Film Shortlist as Hong Kong's submission. The film is currently available on all major digital retailers, Video On-Demand and on Pay-Per-View services.

From acclaimed director/writer Wong Kar Wai comes an epic tale inspired by the life of the warrior hero who taught Bruce Lee. Asian superstar Tony Leung (IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE) portrays legendary Kung Fu master Ip Man, who survived the turmoil of 1930s China to change the world of martial arts forever. Ziyi Zhang (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) and Chang Chen (RED CLIFF) co-star in this visually stunning saga of love, honor and vengeance, featuring breathtaking action choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (THE MATRIX, KILL BILL).

THE GRANDMASTER Blu-ray™ and DVD special features include THE GRANDMASTER: From Ip Man to Bruce Lee, A Conversation with Shannon Lee (Daughter of Bruce Lee), THE GRANDMASTER: According to RZA and Behind the Scenes footage.

THE GRANDMASTER BLU-RAY™
Street date:                   March 4, 2014
Catalog #:                    BD61155
UPC:                            013132611556
Run time:                     108 Minutes
Rating:                         PG-13
SRP:                             $29.99
Format:                        Widescreen
Audio:                         5.1 DTSHD-MA
Languages:                   Mandarin Chinese with English Subtitles, English, English Subtitles For The Deaf &
Hearing Impaired & Spanish Subtitles

THE GRANDMASTER DVD
Street date:                   March 4, 2014
Catalog #:                    WC61154     
UPC:                            013132611549
Run time:                     108 Minutes
Rating:                         PG-13
SRP:                             $24.98
Format:                        Anamorphic Widescreen
Audio:                         Dolby Digital 5.1
Languages:                   Mandarin Chinese with English Subtitles, English, English Subtitles For The Deaf &
Hearing Impaired & Spanish Subtitles

Learn more about THE GRANDMASTER at: www.thegrandmasterfilm.com



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2 comments:

Dr. Stan Glick said...

BE ADVISED: This is the Weinstein mandated cut. It's about 22 minutes shorter than the original release and more than 10 minutes shorter than the version that played at the Berlin Festival. I've seen the original 130 minute version and the Weinstein 108 minute cut, and like just about every serious viewer of Asian films who's seen both, I found this 108 minute version, while decent, to be vastly inferior to the original. The original version is available on DVD and Blu-ray at many Chinatown stores that sell videos and i imagine that it can also be found on the Internet. Go with the original.

porfle said...

Thanks, Dr. Stan Glick for the info!