IP Man

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  1. Rusty85

    Rusty85 Sr Member

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    Anyone here seen this movie? It has some incredible fights scenes and is overall just a great movie. Its loosely based on Bruce's Lee mentor.
     
  2. ave4uevoli

    ave4uevoli Sr Member

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    Yup loved the movie....kinda went downhill after the first movie. I barely made it through ip man iii, or was it iv :confused. It's a great Kung fu flick, which is pretty rare nowadays.
     
  3. Rusty85

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  4. Wolfie138

    Wolfie138 Well-Known Member

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    it was ok, some of the fights went a little, ahem, "cinematic" as opposed to true Wing Chun, but it was entertaining never the less.
     
  5. Polsnulspace

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    Loved the first, the second was ok and I didn't realise there was any more!
     
  6. DaddyfromNaboo

    DaddyfromNaboo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great movie series, I think thereĀ“s going to be a fourth one?
     
  7. Bootlegger137

    Bootlegger137 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Saw the first 2 and loved them. I really didn't have an interest in any others as Donnie Yen wasn't in them.
     
  8. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The first one was the only one I saw, I enjoyed it even though it was not an accurate portrayal of him
     
  9. Polsnulspace

    Polsnulspace Sr Member

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    So Donnie isn't in any sequel after #2? I think I'll pass then!:sleep
     
  10. Qui-Gonzalez

    Qui-Gonzalez Master Member

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    According to one of his students, the first was pretty close, actually. The rest...puffery. I loved the first one. I had a guy do a bit of Wing Chun sparring with me and it was like an insane chess match that he was three moves, or more, ahead of me.
     
  11. Clutch

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    Loved them. The baddie in the second one was a little over the top though.
     
  12. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not in my book the film took big liberties but that's expected.

    Two of the top of my head, he never fought a Japenese General and Ip loved his opium :cool

     
  13. Weaselhammer

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    I had no idea who Donnie Yen was until a friend had me watch Ip Man, WOW! Then I remembered him from Blade 2. He was also recently in" Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen". Chen Zhen was the character portrayed by Bruce Lee in "The Big Boss" (Fists of Fury) .
     
  14. ave4uevoli

    ave4uevoli Sr Member

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    Chen Zhen was also portrayed in Fist of Legend by Jet Li, one of my all time favorite Kung fu flicks.....All time favorites...you must check it out.

    The loose prequel was then done, also by jet Li, in the more modern yet really cool movie fearless
     
  15. Weaselhammer

    Weaselhammer Sr Member

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    That's right ! Shame on me for forgetting that, :facepalm good catch !
     
  16. Qui-Gonzalez

    Qui-Gonzalez Master Member

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    Both of these are pretty well known in the Wing Chun circles, I imagine. You have to know that a lot of the movie was fluff, but a portion of it WAS based on the man's life. (Just need to gloss over the "bad" things.)
     
  17. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey nothin wrong with a little "Smoke" now and then! ;)


     
  18. 80sguy

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    No, Chen Zhen was the character in "FIST of Fury" AKA The Chinese Connection. His character in The Big Boss was Cheng Chao-an AKA "FISTS of Fury. There is a big confusion over the titles when they dubbed the films and released them in America. Stated from wikipiedia;

    When The Big Boss was being prepared for American distribution, it was going to be retitled as The Chinese Connection, as a play on the popular The French Connection, seeing as how both films dealt with drug trafficking. Meanwhile, Bruce Lee's second film, Fist of Fury, was going to be virtually identical in terms of its title, with the only difference being that it would be Fists of Fury rather than Fist of Fury. However, somewhere between being exported from Golden Harvest studios to being imported to US independent film company National General Pictures, the titles ended up being switched. As a result, The Big Boss became Fists of Fury and Fist of Fury became The Chinese Connection. To this day, there is still confusion among the titles, yet film purists refer to the two films under their original titles. Recent American TV showings and the recent official US DVD release, originally available in The Bruce Lee Ultimate Collection box set, from Twentieth Century-Fox have restored the original titles of all the Bruce Lee films that were renamed; as of 2004 this film is now officially called The Big Boss in the United States. The current DVD version also has a subtitle that says "A.K.A. Fists of Fury" when The Big Boss title appears on screen, as the source material is the Fortune Star digital remasters.
     

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