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Ip Man 2 (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region A

Donnie Yen (Actor) | Sammo Hung (Action Director, Actor) | Wilson Yip (Director) | Huang Xiao Ming (Actor)
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Donnie Yen, director Wilson Yip, and producer Raymond Wong repeat the incredible success of the first Ip Man film with Ip Man 2. Transporting the story from World War II Foshan to colonial era Hong Kong, everything is bigger than ever in the continuation of this successful action franchise. In addition to a charismatic Donnie Yen returning as Wing Chun master Ip Man, action director Sammo Hung also joins the cast as a powerful martial arts master that Ip Man must defeat to survive in Hong Kong. The two action actors go up against each other in an explosive bout that even surpasses their previous match-up in SPL. In addition to Hung, Ip Man cast members Lynn Xiong, Fan Siu Wong, and Simon Yam are joined by new additions Huang Xiao Ming (The Message) and Kent Cheng. With a stirring story and impressive fight scenes, Ip Man 2 packed theaters and touched audiences throughout Asia, quickly becoming one of the highest-grossing Asian films of 2010.

After defending himself against the Japanese army in the first film, Ip Man (Donnie Yen) goes with his family to start anew in Hong Kong. He starts a small martial arts school, recruiting the young and brash Wong Leung (Huang Xiao Ming) as his student. However, Ip finds out the hard way that the Hong Kong martial arts world is controlled by a group of martial arts masters, led by the powerful Master Hung (Sammo Hung). To survive in Hong Kong, Ip not only needs to gain acceptance from the masters, but also from the corrupted British-run police force and an arrogant British boxer (Darren Shahlavi).

Blu-ray Edition comes with:

  • Making Of
  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurette on Four Major Scenes
  • Shooting Diary
  • Gala Premiere
  • Photo Gallery
  • Trailers
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    Product Title: Ip Man 2 (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 葉問2 (Blu-ray) (香港版) 叶问2 (Blu-ray) (香港版) 葉問2 (Blu-ray) (香港版) Ip Man 2 (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
    Artist Name(s): Donnie Yen (Actor) | Sammo Hung (Actor) | Huang Xiao Ming (Actor) | Kent Cheng (Actor) | Simon Yam (Actor) | Fan Siu Wong (Actor) | Lynn Xiong (Actor) | Lo Meng (Actor) | Carlson Cheng (Actor) | Dennis To (Actor) | Li Ze (Actor) | Ngo Ka Nin (Actor) 甄 子丹 (Actor) | 洪金寶 (Actor) | 黃曉明 (Actor) | 鄭則仕 (Actor) | 任達華 (Actor) | 樊少皇 (Actor) | 熊 黛林 (Actor) | Lo Meng (Actor) | 鄭 家星 (Actor) | 杜 宇航 (Actor) | 李 澤 (Actor) | 敖 嘉年 (Actor) 甄 子丹 (Actor) | 洪金宝 (Actor) | 黄 晓明 (Actor) | 郑则仕 (Actor) | 任达华 (Actor) | 樊少皇 (Actor) | 熊 黛林 (Actor) | Lo Meng (Actor) | 郑 家星 (Actor) | 杜 宇航 (Actor) | 李 泽 (Actor) | 敖 嘉年 (Actor) 甄子丹(ドニー・イェン) (Actor) | 洪金寶(サモ・ハン・キンポー) (Actor) | 黄暁明 (ホァン・シァオミン) (Actor) | 鄭則仕(ケント・チェン) (Actor) | 任達華 (サイモン・ヤム) (Actor) | 樊少皇(ルイス・ファン) (Actor) | 熊黛林 (リン・ホン) (Actor) | Lo Meng (Actor) | 鄭家星(カールソン・チェン) (Actor) | 杜宇航 (デニス・トー) (Actor) | Li Ze (Actor) | Ngo Ka Nin (Actor) 견자단 (Actor) | Sammo Hung (Actor) | Huang Xiao Ming (Actor) | Kent Cheng (Actor) | Simon Yam (Actor) | Fan Siu Wong (Actor) | Lynn Xiong (Actor) | Lo Meng (Actor) | Carlson Cheng (Actor) | Dennis To (Actor) | Li Ze (Actor) | Ngo Ka Nin (Actor)
    Director: Wilson Yip 葉偉信 叶伟信 葉偉信(ウィルソン・イップ) Wilson Yip
    Action Director: Sammo Hung 洪金寶 洪金宝 洪金寶(サモ・ハン・キンポー) Sammo Hung
    Producer: Raymond Wong 黃 百鳴 黄 百鸣 黄百鳴(レイモンド・ウォン) Raymond Wong
    Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
    Release Date: 2010-06-25
    Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
    Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
    Country of Origin: Hong Kong
    Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
    Sound Information: 7.1, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM
    Disc Format(s): Blu-ray, 50 GB - Double Layer
    Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
    Rating: IIB
    Duration: 109 (mins)
    Publisher: Universe Laser (HK)
    Package Weight: 85 (g)
    Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1022799606

    Product Information

    Special Features: (113mins, Trad. Chinese & Eng. Subtitles)
    1. Trailer: Ip Man
    2. Trailer: Ip Man 2
    3. Interviews with Director & Cast
    - Wilson Yip (葉偉信)
    - Sammo Hung (洪金寶)
    - Donnie Yen (甄子丹)
    - Huang Xiao Ming (黃曉明)
    - Xiong Dai Lin (熊黛林)
    - Simon Yam (任達華)
    - Fan Siu Wong (樊少皇)
    - Kent Cheng (鄭則士)
    - To Yue Hong (杜宇航)
    - Ashton Chen (釋小龍)
    - Pierre Ngo (敖嘉年)
    - Darren Shahlavi
    4. Making of
    5. 4 Big Scenes
    a) The Community
    b) Kwun Chung Fish Market
    c) Chinese restaurant for joss stick combat
    d) Big and Small Arena
    6. Photo Gallery
    7. Shooting Diary
    8. Deleted Scenes
    9. Gala Premiere


    Director: Wilson Yip

    During the Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man (Donnie Yen) protected the dignity of Chinese by his wushu (martial art). As he had beaten the Japanese army and made them mad, he had to escape. After the war, the family lived in Foshan and experienced hardship. Ip therefore went to Hong Kong to start a new page with his family in 1949.
    Ip’s family arrived Hong Kong. Fortunate enough to have Leung Kan (Pierre Ngo), the chief editor of a newspaper, lending his roof to him for teaching Wing Chun there. A young man Wong Leung (Huang Xiao Ming) gathered a few of his boxing friends and asked Ip to be their master. Ip then had his first group of pupil.
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    This film has won 4 award(s) and received 8 award nomination(s). All Award-Winning Asian Films

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    Professional Review of "Ip Man 2 (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)"

    July 14, 2010

    This professional review refers to Ip Man 2 (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
    Ip Man 2 sees Donnie Yen reprising his role as the Wing Chun master and all round defender of the Chinese nation, continuing the story of the great man's life as he heads to Hong Kong following the end of the Sino-Japanese War. Director Wilson Yip and producer Raymond Wong also return, as do cast members Lynn Xiong, Fan Siu Wong, and even Simon Yam. Perhaps more excitingly, the legendary Sammo Hung lends his talents to the film, both as action director and in a starring role, offering the chance to see him going head to head with Yen as they did to exhilarating effect in SPL. He is joined by a number of other new stars, including Huang Xiao Ming (The Message) and veteran character actor Kent Cheng (who also recently featured with Yen in Wilson Yip's excellent Flash Point). Unsurprisingly, the film was a massive box office hit, not only in China but across Asia, ranking as one of the top grossing productions of 2010 to date.

    The film takes up where the original left off, with Ip Man and his family leaving Foshan in 1949 for colonial Hong Kong after the hardships that followed the end of the Sino-Japanese War. Trying to make a living and continue his Wing Chun teachings, he opens a small martial arts school and recruits Wong Leung (Huang Xiao Ming) and a number of his friends. Unfortunately, he soon finds out the hard way that in order to teach in Hong Kong, he first has to gain the acceptance of the local masters, in particular the venerable Master Hung (Sammo Hung). Making matters more complicated are the corrupt British police, who seem determined to humiliate the Chinese, organising a deadly tournament featuring a vicious English boxer called Twister (the British Darren Shahlavi, who moved to Hong Kong in the 1990s and featured in Yuen Woo Ping's Tai Chi 2).

    A particularly pleasing aspects of Ip Man 2 is that as a biopic continuation of the life of a fascinating historical figure, it avoids the kind of cheap cash in lazy plotting so often associated with sequels. As such, the film feels natural, and quickly gets back into the swing of things without any needless recaps or covering of familiar ground. One of the reasons why the original worked so well was due to Yen's immensely likeable lead performance, as well as the film's depiction of Ip Man as a steadfastly righteous and all round nice guy, and he slips comfortably back into the role, making for a winning protagonist whose story engages throughout. The returning cast members similarly help and add a valuable air of continuity, even though Yam has very little to do in what really only amounts to a cameo appearance. Perhaps the only downside is that the film's plot is rather familiar, basically focusing on the British attempts to prove the inferiority of Chinese martial arts, with the whole tournament set up having been seen in a number of other recent genre films such as Fearless and True Legend. Still, the premise is well handled and fun, especially since the English villains are overplayed to a presumably unintentional degree of pantomime hilarity, enough so to dispel any serious notions of anti-western sentiment.

    In terms of action the film certainly delivers, with a good number of impressively choreographed sequences. Hung's fight choreography is tight and exciting, with an old school feel and never falling back too much on the use of obvious computer enhancements. Most of the duels are fast and furious, with Yen getting plenty of chances to show off his incredible acrobatic skills and speed. His duel with Hung is inevitably one of the film's standout scenes, and for genre fans is probably worth the price of admission on its own. Although somewhat predictable in its Rocky like pacing, Yen's long final battle against the amusingly arrogant and psychotic Twister is suitably stirring and bone crunchingly brutal, and it's hard not to get a kick out of the fact that the unfailingly noble Ip Man still finds the energy and time to deliver a final sermon on people getting along and respecting each other.

    In many ways this scene neatly sums up Ip Man 2, a film which manages to balance some intense action and excitement with themes that are well meaning without ever being patronising. Anchored by Yen, Yip and Hung, the film stands as a highly enjoyable and respectable continuation of the original, and is easily one of the best Chinese blockbusters of the year.

    by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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    Customer Review of "Ip Man 2 (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)"

    Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)

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    July 4, 2010

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    GLORY DAYS Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    This is an excellent movie that is every bit as good as the first one. There is plenty of very high quality action. Sammo hung and donnie yen both turn in superb performances. Hong kong movies are returning to the glory days of the 1980s and early 1990s. The disc is a very high standard of picture and audio quality.
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