Cine Outsider header
Left bar Home button Disc reviews button Film review button Articles button Blogs button Interviews button Right bar
news archive
Older news stories have been archived by year and month, most recent first. They can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
2024 2023 2022
2021 2020 2019
2018 2017 2016
2015 2014 2013
2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007
2006 2005 2004
Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster on Blu-ray and DVD in March

20 January 2015

The Grandmaster, the highly-anticipated film by acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai (In the Mood for Love, Chungking Express) comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD in March from Metrodome Distribution.

Six years in the planning and three years in the making, The Grandmaster is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts.

Nominated for two Academy Awards, for Cinematography and Costume Design, THE GRANDMASTER features virtuoso performances from those at the film’s heart: Wong regular, Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, Hero) and Chang Chen (Happy Together, 2046). It was filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of north east China and the subtropical south.

With The Grandmaster, Wong Kar Wai has made a martial arts film like no other. Years of research and a virtual battalion of martial arts trainers on set ensured that The Grandmaster portrays both the Chinese martial arts and the world of the martial artists with unprecedented authenticity: the fight scenes were choreographed by Yuen Wo Ping, renowned for his work on films including The Matrix, Kill Bill and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; and the trio of lead actors completed several years of rigorous and challenging kung fu training for their roles.

The Grandmaster will be released on UK Blu-ray and DVD on 30th March 2015 by Metrodome Distribution at the RRP of £19.99 for the Blu-ray and £17.99 for the DVD.

No extra features have been listed. Be a bit of a shame if there were none, don't you think?