The Grandmaster Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Buyer’s Guide


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Directed by Wong Kar-wai, The Grandmaster is a movie from Hong Kong about the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man. Ip Man is a notable figure, because Bruce Lee trained under him before moving to America. Over the last five years there have been numerous movies about the legend of Ip Man. Many of these movies about him have been loose biographies that benefitted from recognizable actors and excellent fighting sequences. Most of these movies have been received well by audiences the world over. The Grandmaster is notable because of the talent producing and acting in the film. Wong Kar-wai is one of the most respected directors working out of Hong Kong. Its cast, featuring Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi, is recognizable by audiences everywhere. And the fighting sequences were choreographed by Yuen Woo Ping, the man behind the fight scenes in the Matrix. Any fan of martial arts movies or Kung Fu movies will enjoy watching The Grandmaster.

A brief but important note: The version of the film released in American theaters was 108 minutes long, 22 minutes shorter than the original cut which was 130 minutes. The buyer’s guide will have information regarding which cut is available with each opiton.

This buyer’s guide will include Blu-ray, DVD and digital options.

The Grandmaster On Blu-ray

Buy From Amazon

This only includes a Blu-ray disc. Yes, that is it. The Blu-ray disc has the movie in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The Blu-ray of The Grandmaster comes with the 130 minutes cut of the film. The price of of this movie is $14.99 from Amazon.com.






The Grandmaster Blu-ray Special Features

  • The Grandmaster: From Ip Man to Bruce Lee
  • A Conversation with Shannon Lee, Daughter of Bruce Lee
  • The Grandmaster Behind the Scenes
    • Wong Kar Wai’s Journey Into Martial Arts
    • Focus on Fighting Styles
    • Recreating Imperial China
    • Tony Leung
    • Zhang Ziyi
    • Director Wong Kar Wai
    • What Makes a Martial Artist
  • The Grandmaster According to RZA

The Grandmaster On DVD

Buy From Amazon

This case only includes the DVD. The video is in standard definition with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The DVD does not include a digital copy. The DVD cost $14.98 and comes with the 130 minutes cut of the film. The DVD comes with the following special features:






The Grandmaster DVD Special Features

  • The Grandmaster: From Ip Man to Bruce Lee
  • A Conversation with Shannon Lee, Daughter of Bruce Lee
  • The Grandmaster Behind the Scenes
    • Wong Kar Wai’s Journey Into Martial Arts
    • Focus on Fighting Styles
    • Recreating Imperial China
    • Tony Leung
    • Zhang Ziyi
    • Director Wong Kar Wai
    • What Makes a Martial Artist
  • The Grandmaster According to RZA

The Grandmaster From Vudu

Buy From Vudu
Buy From Vudu

The Grandmaster from Vudu cost $13.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. Vudu is selling the 108 minute version of the film. This purchase can play on various devices, such as Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Roku and Android devices. The Grandmaster from Vudu does not come with any extras.





The Grandmaster From iTunes

Buy From iTunes
Buy From iTunes

iTunes offers The Grandmaster for $14.99. The Grandmaster from iTunes comes in 1080p video with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. iTunes is selling the 108 minute version of the film. This purchase can be played on iOS devices, Apple TV, Macs and PCs. You can download or stream this purchase. iTunes offers a few extras with The Grandmaster.






The Grandmaster iTunes Extras

  • Action Choreographer Yuen Woo Ping
  • Director Wong Kar Wai

The Grandmaster From Target Ticket

Buy From Target Ticket
Buy From Target Ticket

The Grandmaster from Target Ticket is a bit pricey at $17.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound. Target Ticket is selling the 130 minute version of the film. The Grandmaster from Target Ticket does not come with any extras. This purchase can play on various devices. This purchase can be played through Smart TVs, Xbox 360, iOS devices and Android devices.







The Grandmaster From Cinema Now

Buy From Cinema Now
Buy From Cinema Now

The Grandmaster from Cinema Now cost $16.00. It comes in 1080p resolution with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. Cinema Now is selling the 130 minute version of the film. The Grandmaster from Cinema Now does not come with any extras. This purchase can play on various devices. This purchase can be played through Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, PCs, Roku and Android devices.





The Grandmaster From Amazon Instant

Buy From Amazon Instant

The Grandmaster from Amazon Instant cost $13.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound. Amazon Instant is selling the 108 minute version of the film. The Grandmaster from Amazon Instant does not come with any extras. This purchase can play on various devices. The main devices that this purchase can be played on is Amazon’s line of Kindle tablets. This purchase can also be played through Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Macs, PCs and Roku. It will not play on non-Kindle Android devices.




The Grandmaster From Google Play

Buy From Google Play
Buy From Google Play

The Grandmaster from Google Play cost $19.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound. Google Play is selling the 108 minute version of the film. The Grandmaster from Google Play does not come with any extras. This purchase can be played on various devices. It can be played through Chrome and Android device, some Smart TVs, Macs and PCs. Recently, Google announced the Google Play app for iOS. After installing the Google Play app from the Apple App Store, you can watch movies from Google Play on iOS devices.




Wrap Up

The Grandmaster is a must have for any Kung Fu movie fan. You will want to choose an option offering the original cut of the film featuring the 130 minute runtime. Target Ticket, Cinema Now, the DVD and the Blu-ray versions all have the longer version. Since the disc do not come with a digital copy you will need to choose the version that is best for you.


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