Staff - Help - Contact Search:
other comparisons

Emmanuelle and the Deadly Black Cobra

Doctor Who: The Complete Peter Capaldi Years

I, Tonya

The Dark Crystal

The Grandmaster gets a 3D Version in China

New Scenes and 3D Conversion for Kung Fu Film

Wong Kar Wai's kung fu philosophy lesson The Grandmaster gets a new version for Chinese cinemas. It will be in 3D as a special gimmick for China. It was initially planned to be released that way but after several delays and budget issues, the producers pressured the filmmaker into getting the film ready for a theatrical release:

Wong Kar Wai: “We had originally planned to film ‘The Grandmaster’ in 3D not only for the cinematic sensation, but also for the subtlety of the expression of this beautiful story. [..] We now have the opportunity to show the film as it was always intended – searching for a brand new aesthetic or cinematic language in the 3D format.”

But that's just one of the reasons. Wong Kar Wai's perfectionism explains why there are so many versions of the film. Its first theatrical version in China differs from the Chinese Blu-ray version, which is 15 minutes shorter and is also the export version on which many foreign releases are based on. Apart from that, there's also the alternate US version which differs the most from everything else.

According to Variety, the new 3D version is probably largely identical to the US version but features completely new scenes, as well. It has its theatrical start in China mid October 2014 and it remains to be seen whether it will eventually have a Blu-ray 3D release there or anywhere else in the world.

Release: Sep 06, 2014 - Author: Das Wiesel - Translator: Mike Lowrey - Source: Variety

The Latest News

Mar 12, 2018 Every Day Censored for Lower BBFC 12A Rating (PG-13 Movie Would Have Been Rated BBFC 18)

Mar 10, 2018 The New Mutants Are Getting Support (Reshoots to Add Another Character to the Story)

Mar 10, 2018 The Last House on the Left on Blu-ray by Arrow (Upcoming Blu-ray of the Classic with 3 Versions)

Mar 10, 2018 The Bloodthirsty Trilogy to Be Released by Arrow (Toho's Vampire Films on Blu-ray in the US and UK)

Mar 10, 2018 Amazonia About to Be Released by 88 Films (UK Blu-ray Uncut and Rated BBFC 18)

Mar 10, 2018 Adult Fairy Tales to Be Released by 88 Films (Director's Cut of Erotic Comedy on Blu-ray)

Feb 22, 2018 The Evil That Men Do - Unrated Blu-ray Premiere (Charles Bronson Thriller With German HD Debut)

Feb 22, 2018 The Horrible Dr. Hichcock - First-Ever Blu-ray (Italian Horror Film Gets German HD Premiere)

Feb 14, 2018 Kingsman 2 - UK & International Version Analysis (We Checked and Found No Differences)

Feb 14, 2018 Omega Labyrinth Z - Refused Rating in Australia (Another Game Can't be Released in Down Under)

Terms of Use - Contact - ADMIN