Wilson Yip’s Ip Man saga may have come to a close, but the legend remains immortalized through other storied takes based on the titular Wing Chun grandmaster. That then brings us to Ip Man: Kung Fu Master, from director Li Liming and signaling the return of actor Dennis To (The Legend Is Born: Ip Man, Kung Fu League).
IP MAN: KUNG FU MASTER harks back to Ip’s early days before the Communist Revolution in 1949. Ip, portrayed by Dennis To for the third time as the martial artist who famously tutored Bruce Lee, was then a police captain who was framed for the murder of a ruthless but honorable mobster, and targeted for vengeance by his dangerous daughter. Forced to quit the force, Ip soon also has to contend with the arrival of the Japanese army in Guangzhou.
Also starring are Yuan Li Ruoxin, Tong Xiaohu, Yue Dongfeng, Chang Qinyuan, Zhao Xioguang, Ren Yu and Michael Wong. Magnet Releasing is bringing the legend home on VoD and Digital from December 11.