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The Grandmaster out on Blu-ray in November

Different Versions for Wong Kar-Wai's Movie

It is not the first adaptation of the Ip Man topic in recent years and there's a lot of competition but still, The Grandmaster by director Wong Kar-Wai is something special. Oftentimes, style over substance is perceived as rather negative but when it is game-changing like in this case, even the best story couldn't catch up and seems rather abstract. The Grandmaster is simply beautiful.

Unfortunately, this film isn't safe from shorter, alternative versions for Western audiences. One of them was screened at the Berlinale festival earlier in 2013 and will come out on DVD/BD in several territories. While the Chinese Blu-ray has a duration of 130 minutes (and was altered in comparison to the theatrical version already), the Berlinale Cut runs only 123 minutes (if we can believe the distributor's info). This version, however, featured scenes that weren't present in the Chinese Cut.

But that's not all. Apparently, Wong Kar-Wai was contractually obligated to assemble a version for the US distributor that could have a max. duration of 2 hours. And he seems to have beaten that premise by far. In an interview with The Playlist, the director explained that he didn't just cut things out but produced a new version in the editing room. He doesn't view this one as a cut version but rather as an alternative edit. It also includes 15 minutes of new material and offers a film that is much more linear than the original. Eventually, the US version of the film runs only 108 minutes according to the director.

Of course, our designated author already shuffles his feet. The US version comes out on November 26th, 2013. If you're satisfied with that version, you can order it at Amazon.com.

Release: Oct 17, 2013 - Author: Bob - Translator: Mike Lowrey - Source: The Playlist

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