Ip Man

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  • TV-MA
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 5.7  (208)

Ip Man is a 2013 action-packed biographical martial arts film that follows the life of the legendary Wing Chun Grandmaster, Yip Man, who was famously known for being Bruce Lee's mentor. The movie is directed by Herman Yau and produced by Checkley Sin, with Donnie Yen playing the lead role as Ip Man.

The film is set in Foshan, China, during the 1930s, in the midst of a time where the martial arts community was going through a period of turmoil. Ip Man, a respected Wing Chun master, is leading a peaceful life with his family until Japanese troops start invading China. As a consequence, Ip Man is thrust into the midst of the conflict, and he must use his exceptional martial arts skills to safeguard his family and his community.

The film begins by introducing the audience to Ip Man's sophisticated and accomplished martial arts skills, showcasing his ability to take down multiple opponents with ease. The scenes represent the context in which Ip Man lives, with the brutal nature of martial arts being exposed. Despite his skills, Ip Man remains a grounded and humble man, who uses his martial arts training as a form of spiritual and physical discipline, rather than for combat.

However, things change when the Japanese occupy Foshan, and the people's livelihoods are threatened. The Japanese soldiers force all martial arts schools to register and pay tribute, or they face the terrible consequences. When the martial arts masters refuse the request, they are challenged to a fight, and the results usually end in death or imprisonment.

Ip Man is reluctant to involve himself in these battles, but when the Japanese begin torturing and killing the members of his community, including his friends, he cannot stand back any longer. He challenges the Japanese soldiers, engaging in a series of brutal fights to protect his fellow citizens, his family, and his honor.

The movie is enriched with the thrilling action sequences, showcasing impressive martial arts skills, visual effects, and impressive choreography. With its excellent cinematography and fantastic acting, the audience is immersed in a story about resilience, courage, and fighting against injustice.

Aside from the captivating and picturesque fight scenes, the film also provides a glimpse into the character of Ip Man. Donnie Yen plays the role of Ip Man with great depth and subtlety, bringing his character's gentle and calm exterior to life, but conveying his inner strength and character on the inside. As Ip Man faces challenge after challenge, the audience is able to understand his motivations and see why he fights for his values.

The film is not only an action-packed adventure story but also a subtle commentary on the enduring influence of martial arts in China. The movie showcases the impact that martial arts had on the culture and society of the 1930s, particularly the role that it played in the lives of ordinary people, and how it empowered them to stand against oppression.

Ip Man is a film that showcases the power of the human spirit, demonstrating a commitment to sacrifice and perseverance in the face of adversity. It is an extraordinary depiction of perseverance and resilience, capturing the true essence of this remarkable story and character.

In conclusion, Ip Man is a must-see martial arts film that showcases the legendary Wing Chun Grandmaster's life, played brilliantly by Donnie Yen. It is a film that is sure to captivate and excite both martial arts enthusiasts and movie-goers alike, providing an excellent portrayal of a true martial arts master and heroic figure.

Ip Man is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on February 24, 2013.

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Episode 10
10. Episode 10
March 5, 2013
Ip Man has no choice but to fight Zi. After Fung-Kau disappears Ip Man finds a poem from him that implies he wants Ip Man to learn from Wah-Shun, who still refuses to teach Zi. Ip Man desperately misses Wing-Shing.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
March 4, 2013
Ip Man discovers that Chin-Shan and Pak-Lam have been conspiring together. Wing-Shing admits her love to Ip Man. Zi reveals that he is Wah-Sung's son and leaves when his father refuses to teach him Wing Chun.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
March 3, 2013
Ching-Shan gives Wing-Shing Marshal Lo and the north's secret agreement. A group of students and Wing-Shing go after Marshal Lo. IP Man defeats Tseung Sing thanks to Wah-Shun's "Wing Chun" technique.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
March 2, 2013
Ip Man survives the brutal fight. Wah-Shun teaches Ip Man how to withstand long battles. Suddenly, Wing-Shing is kidnapped and it's up to Brother Lo, Ip Man, and Zi to find her.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
March 1, 2013
Fung Kau is forced to fight Tseung Sing, but is brutally defeated. Marshal Lo and Ching-Shan conspire to use the Five Northern Tigers to gain power, but Ip Man challenges them on stage.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
February 28, 2013
Brother Lo and the rest of the southern fighters are defeated. Yam-Tong is sent to the hospital. Jing-Wan introduces himself and 4 others as the famous Five Northern Tigers. Furious, it's Ip Man's turn to fight.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
February 27, 2013
To everyone's shock, Marshal Chu announces that he will marry his daughter to Ching-Shan. Yan-Chiu and Brother Lo enter the final round together, while a disguised killer approaches Yam-Tong.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
February 26, 2013
Marshal Chu asks Fung-Kau to fight for him on stage in exchange for great rewards but Fung-Kau refuses. Ip Man and Wing-Shing overhear a quarrel between the warlords at Marshal Chu's banquet.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
February 25, 2013
Ip Man wants to be Fung-Kau's disciple but he's only willing to teach him martial arts. Meanwhile, Ip Man reunites with his childhood love Wing-Shing and learns that Ching-Shan is working for the government.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
February 24, 2013
In the year 1921 martial artists from various clans compete in the Canton arena. This is not just a contest between fighters, but a struggle between warlords. Young Ip Man tries his luck in the arena.
Where to Watch Ip Man
Ip Man is available for streaming on the Cinedigm website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ip Man on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 24, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (208)