Get a Glimpse Behind the Scenes of IP MAN: FINAL FIGHT

James Marsh, Asian Editor
It is only a matter of a few days now until the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival gets underway, with Herman Yau's Ip Man: Final Fight opening proceedings on Sunday 17 March. Starring Anthony Wong as the legendary wing chun practitioner, and Eric Tsang as his foe, the film is unlikely to top the giddy action heights of the recent Donnie Yen/Wilson Yip efforts, but I'm still excited. 

Yau's last entry in this booming fad of Ip Man movies, The Legend Is Born: Ip Man was actually one of the better efforts, despite its modest budget. Here Wong plays the martial artist in his twilight years, living in Hong Kong as it recovers from the Japanese occupation, who is forced into a final confrontation with a local neighbourhood gangster.

Below you'll find a behind the scenes featurette, featuring interviews with the cast and crew and plenty of on-set footage. It's not subtitled in English, but there is still plenty of information here to share.
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  • Sunil

    while watching this, i desperately missed Donnie

  • S

    Eric Tsang also played football for the Hong Kong national youth squad back in the 70s in the Asian youth football championships before he acted. He played as an attacking left winger. Played professionally in Hong Kong after he left high school.

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  • Qinlong

    So Eric Tsang can also fight (I mean, film-fight) ? Is there a talent he doesn't have ?

  • hutch

    no. he's totally the man.

  • Josh Parmer

    Eric Tsang is a martial arts master too man. In real life and on screen. He just chooses not to do it on screen often.

  • Qinlong

    Never thought I'd be as thrilled about an Anthony Wong vs. Eric Tsang fight as I would be for a Jet Li vs. Donnie Yen fight...

  • hutch

    Fuck yeah. You can see some stuntman chops in Jim Kelly's 'Hot Potato'.

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