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Hey Martial Arts Movie Fans, Wanna Win a Copy of "Legend is Born – Ip Man?!"


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Column by Scott Green


Want another movie about Wing Chun master Ip Man? Want one with Sammo Hung in it? Well, good news. FUNimation, best known for their anime releases, is contuing to grow their line of live action titles with The Legend is Born – Ip Man - coming to DVD and Blu-ray December 13th.

The Legend is Born isn't from the same studio as the Wilson Yip/Donnie Yen action biopics, but the Herman Yau/Dennis To movie does bring in unparalleled Sammo Hung as Ip Man's sifu, Chan Wah-shun, Yuen Biao as Ip Man's senior, Ng Chung-sok, and even the real Ip Man's son, Ip Chun.


The True Story of Bruce Lee's Mentor. On DVD & Blu-ray 12.13.11

For the first time, witness the early years of the revolutionary grandmaster who trained Martial arts superstar and cultural icon, Bruce Lee. Packed with Kung Fu combat and thick with drama, The Legend is Born follows Ip Man as he grows from a promising young pupil into an unstoppable force. When political corruption threatens his temple, his friends and his honor, Man singlehandedly challenges a swarm of shinobi in an ultimate showdown. Featuring a blind-folded battle between film stars Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, and an appearance by Ip Man’s real son, this high-impact masterpiece undoubtedly “deserves to be seen by all Martial arts fans.” –

AICN is pleased to have five copies of the martial arts biopic film to give away. Enter to win by sending an e-mail with the subject line "Ip-Man" and your postal address to by December 11th. Sorry, but this restricted to residents of the United States.





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  • Dec. 1, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Sammo Hung was in Ip Man 2

    by dylanisis

    says it all in the subject line

  • Dec. 1, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Who is IP MAN's archenemy?

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    CP DUDE?

  • Dec. 1, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST

    RE:Who is IP MAN's archenemy?

    by dylanisis

    A biographer apparently with three movies made about him

  • Dec. 1, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    IP Man's archenemy - DNS man.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Net geeks will get it.

  • Dec. 1, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    IPV6 Man

    by MamboMan

  • Dec. 1, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    DVD or blu-ray???

    by SapGoblin

    Which are you giving away?

  • Dec. 1, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    @mamboman - Nice

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • Dec. 1, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    A Chinaman with a last name of "Hung".....

    by Cletus Van Damme like a Jew names "Ira Generous," or a black named "Leroy Goodcredit."

  • Dec. 1, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST


    by Justicer7

    Wasn't there already an IP man movie with Donnie Yen? ....Holy Crap, Weren't there two?!! Triple Dip!

  • Dec. 1, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Not to be confused with the Donnie Yen films.

    by PorkChopXpress

    This is a semi-biographical film, unrelated to the Donnie Yen action flicks. Yes, Sammo Hung played the "big bad" in the second film of that series, but in this film he actually plays Ip Man's childhood sifu. The movie focuses more on Ip Man's rise in the martial arts world, prior to the events of the action movies. It's sort of mediocre though and the camera work and editing of the action scenes will induce motion sickness and/or seizures. There's a reason no major studios picked up the rights to distribute this.

  • Dec. 1, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    IT Man

    by fustfick

    Motherfucker keeps asking me if I restarted my computer.

  • Dec. 1, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Ip Man with Donnie Yen...

    by pumaman

    Is one of the best martial arts movies ( with stunning action AND an amazing storyline) that I have ever seen. I can't recommend that movie enough. The sequel is pretty damn epic too.

  • Dec. 1, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    Hung AND Yuen Biao!

    by MooseMalloy

    Going to have to see this.

  • Dec. 1, 2011, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Intellectual Property Man.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • Dec. 2, 2011, 12:51 a.m. CST

    i might just be tired, but some of these posts

    by Warcraft

    made me lol big time. The "Leroy Goodcredit" and IT Man "motherfucker keeps asking if computer is plugged in" posts got me really good.

  • Dec. 2, 2011, 12:53 a.m. CST

    correction, IT man post was

    by Warcraft

    "Motherfucker keeps asking me if I restarted my computer." I told you guys I was tired so meh, point is it made me laugh.

  • Dec. 2, 2011, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Ah So deaft0ne

    by Justicer7

    Puntastically delicious!

  • Dec. 2, 2011, 9:05 a.m. CST

    IP MAN 2(otherwise known as Rocky IV)

    by tailhook

    Thought the original was a far better film... but always a sucker for the cheese of The Unstoppable Force vs The Immovable Object type story. Fun stuff.

  • Dec. 2, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST


    by Flibbertygibbet

    'Man singlehandedly challenges a swarm of shinobi' This is "The true story of Bruce Lee's mentor" is it? Ninjas?! Really?!

  • Triple somersalt, catch that shit with my teeth and land. on your face.That's a real martial arts fan.

  • Dec. 2, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    (roundhouse.fuck you)

    by jimmy

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Ip Man...

    by johnmcclanesshoes

    Best fight over a sack of rice ever filmed... plus Donnie Yen and Louis Fan are brilliant in both those movies, not sure about Sammo's table fight in two though, suspect historical inaccuracy at least as to the size of the table : )

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Ip Man's fight against the Japanese school

    by Hipshot

    In the first film is one of the best mass-attack fights ever put on film. Really superb.