Friday, August 23, 2019

Shadow--Now Available On Digital, DVD & Blu-Ray From Well Go USA Entertainment(Taro PR)

I received this movie in the mail on Friday from Well Go USA Entertainment and made possible from the folks at Taro PR.

Being a big fan of Zhang Yimou's previous work's especially- Raise The Red Lantern & House Of Flying Daggers I was excited to see this one and it did not disappoint.

WRITTEN BY: Li Wei, Zhang Yimou

DIRECTED BY: Zhang Yimou













Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Wang Qianyuan, Wang Jingchun, Hu Jun, Guan Xiaotong, Leo Wu

RUN TIME: 116 min
In Mandarin with English Subtitles & Dubbed

SYNOPSIS: 

In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself.  Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.











 This was not an easy tale to tell, yet when you have a masterful storyteller such as Zhang Yimou he makes it seem as easy as breathing.
From the opening frame to the last we are treated to lavish robes and outfits that just fit the place in time so well.
The story is good, however, the trailer for the film does the movie some minor harm as it makes it look like an action film. Don't get me wrong there is action starting about midway through the film and some of the action shots are so incredibly well shot that my jaw was open in awe.











          The scenes with the umbrellas were staggering and I am still amazed at the cinematography, direction, and editing all worked together to make all the scenes so smooth. 











   There is a scene near the end of the film when they sneak a great number of their soldiers into the enemies back yard(so to speak)just some brilliant visuals and clever storytelling. 
The actors overall do a great job of helping bring us back to this time.
There is a King, a Princess, and a Shadow in this film each has their own wish, you will have to watch to see who gets theirs fulfilled. 










Here is the trailer.

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Anthony Nadeau

Friday, August 16, 2019

Season of Mist Releases SEPTICFLESH 'In the Flesh - Part I' 4CD Box Set, Available Now!



I have included a song from each of the albums below each description of the albums to give you a taste of their sound from that era.

Season of Mist has released a special 4 CD Box Set for Greek symphonic metal icons, SEPTICFLESH. 'In the Flesh - Part I' features the band's first four albums, 'Mystic Places,' 'Esoptron,' 'Ophidian Wheel,' and 'Fallen Temple' bundled together in a 4CD Jewel Case along with a 16-page lyric booklet. The set has been released today and is available at the Season of Mist E-Shop and Bandcamp



About 'Mystic Places:'

SEPTICFLESH have established themselves as a leading force of symphonic Dark Metal with critically acclaimed masterpieces 'Communion' ('08) and 'The Great Mass' ('11). However, their long out-of-print debut full-length, 'Mystic Places of Dawn,' was somewhat of a cult phenomenon upon it original release in 1994. 'Mystic...' presented strong death metal overtones alongside elements that become SEPTICFLESH’s trademarks; their unique vocals, haunting guitar passages, and samples hinting at their classical influences. 'Mystic Places of Dawn' presents the foundation of this band's crucial and intelligent metal.



About 'Esoptron:'

'Esoptron' is the second studio album from Greek kings of black metal SEPTICFLESH. Infectious but yet pummeling hooks give way to melodic interludes and then suddenly break into heavy passages with tortured, shrieked vocals; 'Esoptron' showcases a young SEPTICFLESH further honing their craft and cementing themselves among the heavy metal elite.



About 'Ophidian Wheel:'

'Ophidian Wheel', the third proper full-length from the Greek dark metal masters SEPTICFLESH, marks a critical turning point in the band's career. On this album, SEPTICFLESH further expanded their musical vocabulary and added female soprano vocalist Natalie Rassoulis. 'Ophidian Wheel' sees the band moving even further into the symphonic-laden and classically-tinged metal arrangements that have become their calling card.



About 'A Fallen Temple:'

'A Fallen Temple,' the fourth full-length in the long-running career of Greek metal luminaries SEPTICFLESH, occupied a unique space in the band's history upon its original release in '98. The album featured re-recordings from their savage debut LP, 'Temple of the Lost Race,' interspersed amongst some of the band's most avant-garde work to date. The heightened atmospherics, synthesized orchestration, and angelic soprano vocals affirmed the bold and adventurous creative direction the band had begun to follow and was the perfect bridge to what was coming with 1999's 'Revolution DNA.'
For more on SEPTICFLESH, visit their official FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, WEBSITE, and BANDCAMP.


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Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau

Thursday, August 15, 2019

HUMBOLDT: THE NEW SEASON, A POWERFUL STORY OF RESILIENCE AND HEALING FROM DIRECTORS KEVIN EASTWOOD & LUCAS FRISON AIRS ON CBC Docs POV AUGUST 15


















     This documentary will air tonight August 15, 2019, on CBC Docs POV on CBC 8 PM 
Also can be viewed below in case you do not have a chance to see it on CBC.

CBC GEM-click here

Link to the Humbolt: The New Season below:
See the trailer, read the story below.
Humbolt: The New Season(click here)


Chris McIvor, President and Executive Producer of Frank Digital, is pleased to announce that Humboldt: The New Season, the restorative documentary about how the families and the community pull together and heal in the year after the tragedy, co-written and co-directed by award-winning Kevin Eastwood (After The Sirens, The Death Debate, Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH) and Lucas Frison (Talent, Fragments of Penny, Modern Mimes) will premiere on CBC Docs POV on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET (9:30 NT) on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.

Humboldt: The New Season filmed over 11 months beginning in August 2018, as training for the new hockey season began.


Crash survivor and Humboldt Bronco from the 2017-2018 season, Layne Matechuk (R) works with his physiotherapist, Jonathan Fouhse (L))
When a devastating highway accident in April 2018 thrust Humboldt, Saskatchewan into the international spotlight, voices from across Canada and from around the world responded with condolences, vigils, and tributes. As the shock subsided and the world stepped back to let the community grieve, the directors of Humboldt: The New Season stayed with the families for 11 months, beginning in August 2018, as training for the new hockey season began, and the families and players gradually adapted to their new reality, including the trial and sentencing of the truck driver, with surprising and touching results.


Humboldt: The New Season follows five of the survivors: Brayden Camrud and Derek Patter as they return to play for the 2018-2019 Humboldt hockey season with a different coaching staff and new teammates; Tyler Smith, Kaleb Dahlgren, and Layne Matechuk who continue their recovery while trying to pursue their love for hockey in new avenues;  the late Logan Boulet's parents who carry on their son’s legacy by spreading the message of organ donation, something Logan helped raise unprecedented awareness about across Canada; and Mark Cross' parents as they see their son's memory live on through the York Lions hockey program where he was a former player (and where Kaleb was recruited). This is a story of healing without ever forgetting or letting go.

“To the rest of the world, Assistant Coach Mark Cross was one of the people who died on April 6, 2018, in the Humboldt Broncos accident. To me, he was a lifelong best friend. With this documentary, I wanted to honor Mark and the 28 people he worked with on the team. We filmed with the Broncos and a number of families for one year following the accident, and their resiliency has shown me that the memory of the lives lost will never fade,” said Lucas Frison.














“I learned so much from everyone we met making this film: about healing, about resilience, and about finding peace – and meaning – in the aftermath of immense loss. It was profoundly humbling," added Kevin Eastwood. “This is a story that had a lot of media attention. In the early days, we’d have just set up our camera when suddenly other news outlets would show up and set up their cameras on either side of us. Whenever that happened, we’d turn our camera in the opposite direction. After a while, that became our focus - to keep looking in the direction others weren’t.”

Humboldt: The New Season is produced by McIvor (Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier, Play Fair, Fostering Hope) and Libby Lea (Predator’s Last Stand, Fostering Hope) of Frank Digital and Lucas Frison and √Člise Beaudry-Ferland (Talent) of Prairie Cat Productions. Jeff Peeler (Still Standing, Baroness Von Sketch Show) serves as Consulting Producer.














Appearing in the film:
Derek Patter - Bronco (current season)/crash survivor
Brayden Camrud - Bronco (current season)/crash survivor
Kaleb Dahlgren - former Bronco/crash survivor/York Lion
Nathan Oystrick - new coach & GM
Christina Haugan - wife of deceased coach, Darcy Haugan
Carol & Lyle Brons - parents of deceased athletic therapist, Dayna Brons
Tyler Smith - Bronco (current season)/crash survivor
Layne Matechuk - former Bronco/crash survivor
Kevin and Shelley Matechuk - Layne’s parents
Nancy & Paul Jefferson - Tyler’s billet parents
Celeste & Kurt Leicht - parents of Jacob Leicht (deceased player)
Bernie & Toby Boulet - parents of Logan Boulet (deceased player who became an organ donor)
Laurie & Scott Thomas - parents of Evan Thomas (deceased player)
Marilyn & Brad Cross - parents of deceased assistant coach, Mark Cross
Russ Herrington - coach of York Lions













Cinematography by Brad Crawford (Echoes in the Ice, Flashkick, Loss of Contact), edited by Joni Church (Sorry for Your Loss, The Prairie Diner), music composed by Anita Lubosch (Marti Gras: Feast before Fast, Lovesick, Polar Bear Town), and three songs from acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter, Sierra Noble.

CBC has broadcast rights in Canada. Theatrical distribution in Canada and international sales are handled by Jhod Cardinal of Upstream Flix.















ABOUT KEVIN EASTWOOD
Kevin is an award-winning filmmaker who works in both documentary and drama. Most recently he directed After the Sirens, a documentary for CBC about the epidemic of PTSD amongst paramedics that was nominated for a 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Program. He also directed The Death Debate, a behind-the-scenes look at the landmark Supreme Court of Canada case on physician-assisted dying, as well as seasons 1 and 3 of Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH, an award-winning documentary series about Canada’s third-busiest emergency room. His credits as a producer include the documentary features Vancouver: No Fixed Address, Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World and Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson; the CBC television series The Romeo Section; and the movies Preggoland, Fido and The Delicate Art of Parking.

ABOUT LUCAS FRISON
Lucas Frison is a 2014 graduate of the University of Regina with a BFA in Film Production. After finishing film school, he founded Prairie Cat Productions and directed and produced the short film Fragments of Penny. In 2015 he started work on the comedy feature film Talent, which was a selection of the 2016/2017 Telefilm Talent to Watch program. Talent was released in 2018 and saw festival play in Dublin, Montreal, Red Deer, Regina, and Rome. Lucas has also been a cooperating artist for All Nation's Healin' Thru Artz and William Derby School where he taught film production units to youth. 



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Anthony Nadeau



Danny Boyle's "Yesterday" Comes To Digital September 10 With 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD & On Demand On September 24, 2019--From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment(Taro PR)

Being a huge Beatles fan, this film interested me when I first heard about it. I missed seeing it in the theater, so now that it is coming out September 24 on many media platforms I will be able to watch it as many times as I like.


Here is the press release that I was sent:

YESTERDAY

Trailer:

INCLUDES ORIGINAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCES NOT SEEN IN THEATRES, AN ALTERNATE OPENING AND ENDING, GAG REEL, LOADS OF DELETED SCENES AND MORE

ON DIGITAL SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™, DVD AND ON-DEMAND SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

“I BELIEVE IN YESTERDAY, AND YOU WILL TOO.”
— MIKE REYES, CINEMABLEND

ONE OF THE BEST-LOVED FILMS OF THE YEAR WITH AN 89% AUDIENCE SCORE ON ROTTEN TOMATOES


Universal City, California, August 13, 2019 – Bring family and friends together with The Beatles’ music inspired film Yesterday, on Digital September 10, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand September 24, 2019. Jack’s life is changed forever when he discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers the music of The Beatles and must decide if he truly wants the spotlight, or if all he needs is love, after all. Filled with heart and humor from beginning to end, Yesterday on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital comes packed with exciting bonus features including deleted and extended scenes, live performances at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, an alternate opening and ending and several featurettes with the filmmakers and cast that take fans further into the charming story. Hailed as “Funny, original, and touching” (Patrick Stoner, “Flicks” WHYY-TV (PBS)), Yesterday is a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life. Stay in, “re-experience the Beatles' songs as if they're brand-new” (Mara Reinstein, Billboard) and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road this year with the perfect at-home movie night when you own Yesterday on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital. 

Jack Malik was just another struggling songwriter...but that was yesterday. After a mysterious blackout, Jack (Himesh Patel; BBC’s “EastEnders”) discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers The Beatles! As he rockets to fame by passing off the Fab Four’s songs as his own, Jack risks losing Ellie (Lily James; Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cinderella) – the one person who has loved him and believed in him from the start. Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran also star in this romantic rock ‘n’ roll comedy from Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually).
(Pictured above)--The Songs included on the soundtrack 

The soundtrack to YESTERDAY is available on digital/streaming services as well as CD from Universal Music Canada. 

*DVD format includes over 35 minutes of bonus content



BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL:
Alternate Opening*
Alternate Ending
Deleted Scenes:
Corden & Roxanne – Includes deleted performance by Himesh Patel of “Something”
Late for School
Nutters Italian Ice Cream
Sortisimus
Moscow Audience
Alexa
A Gonk
W Hotel
Jack Calls Ellie
Hilary in the Mirror
Nick and Carol
Hazel's Selfie
Gag Reel*

Live at Abbey Road Studios – Watch Himesh Patel perform "Yesterday"(above), "I Want To Hold Your Hand", and "Let it Be" at Abbey Road Studios. 
"Yesterday"
"I Want To Hold Your Hand"
"Let it Be"
Ed Sheeran: From Stadium to Screen* - Acting in his first major role, Ed Sheeran reflects on his experiences making the movie.
Agent of Comedy: Kate McKinnon*- Kate McKinnon shares how eager she was to play the role of "Debra Hammer" while the cast and crew reflect on the fun and energy that the queen of improvisational comedy brought to the set.
A Talented Duo* -Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle, two of the most successful British filmmakers, team up for the first time.
Playing for Real*- The re-interpreting of the Beatles songs was a huge undertaking for newcomer Himesh Patel. Learn how he spent months learning to play the songs perfectly as the production decided to take the more challenging route of recording the musical numbers live on set.
Soul Mates* - Beyond the music and the laughs, the film is, of course, a love story. This piece looks at the relationship between Jack & Ellie and the actors playing them.
A Conversation with Richard & Ed*- Long-term friends Richard Curtis and Ed Sheeran have a funny and informal chat about the making of YESTERDAY.
Feature Commentary with Director Danny Boyle and Writer/Producer Richard Curtis 
YESTERDAY will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray™ + Digital). Bonus features on the 4K Ultra HD will all be delivered in stunning 4K resolution.

4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for 4X sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio. 
Yesterday 4K Ultra HD is available with HDR10+™, providing premium HDR picture quality. HDR10+ transforms your movie-watching experience with incredible brightness and contrast for each scene, delivering brighter brights and deepest darks.
Blu-ray™ delivers a pristine HD picture and theatre-quality surround sound.
Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
* Exclusive to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ & Digital
For artwork, please log onto UPHE's website at www.uphepublicity.com


FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James with Ed Sheeran and Kate Mckinnon
Score By: Daniel Pemberton
Costume Designer: Liza Bracey 
Editor: Jon Harris
Production Designer: Patrick Rolfe
Director of Photography: Christopher Ross ASC
Associate Producer:­ Emma Freud
Story By: Jack Barth And Richard Curtis
Executive Producers: Nick Angel, Lee Brazier, Liza Chasin
Produced By: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Matthew James Wilkinson, Bernard Bellew, Richard Curtis, Danny Boyle
Screenplay By: Richard Curtis
Directed By: Danny Boyle

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD™:
Street Date: September 24, 2019
Selection Number: 61203051 (US) / 61207088 (CDN) 
Layers: BD-100
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG-13 for suggestive content and language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Video: 2160p YHD HDR10+ / HDR 10
Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Run Time: 1 Hour and 56 Minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: September 24, 2019
Selection Number: 61203050 (US) / 61207083 (CDN)
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG-13 for suggestive content and language 
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles  
Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Run Time: 1 Hour and 56 Minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: September 24, 2019
Selection Number: 61203049 (US) / 61207082 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG-13 for suggestive content and language 
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles  
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 Hour and 56 Minutes

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television, and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming, and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television, and Awesomeness.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.


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Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau






Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Astronaut: Movie Review-A Gentle Reminder To Never Give Up On Your Dreams, Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Graham Greene In Theaters & Demand July 26, 2019

From the days when he was a boy Angus(Richard Dreyfuss-JAWS has always wanted to be an astronaut. Now well past those days he still looks to the stars, with his grandchild Barney played wonderfully by Richie Lawrence(Degrassi, Heroes Reborn, Odd Squad). Now living with his daughter Molly(Krista Bridges-Narc & Goliath) & her husband Jim(Lyric Bent-Rookie Blue & The Book of Negroes) Angus still has dreams of flying in space looking down at the earth.
When Angus suffers a trans ischemic attack (TIA), he moves from the home to a nursing home to not burden his family anymore. Prior to leaving the home, he is notified by his grandson that there is a contest for one person to win a trip into space from a billionaire who will fly the lucky winner in his plane made especially for this trip. 
With his newfound friend Len(Graham Greene(right)--Dances With Wolves, Thunderheart)Angus with the help from his grandson Barney and some of the other people in the nursing home, they help Angus fib about his birthdate to possibly get him into the lottery for the space draw.
Everyone in the cast is fantastic and the film really has a light and fun premise, minus a few mishaps along the way that Angus and some others in the film face. 
It has some touching moments that made me shed a few tears at the end, I won't spoil it for those that have not seen the film yet.
It's nice that someone with the acting credits that Richard Dreyfuss has would be willing to not only star in the film but also he was the Executive Producer for the film.
Shelagh Mcleod is a writer/director with 4 previous short films to her credit, this being her first feature film, shot on location in Canada and has some great Canadian talent helping her with this project.
I have included some of her quote from the press notes that I received for the film:

"Spending many months visiting my mother at a nursing home was a life-changing experience for me. Not only because I was about to lose my mom, but also because the journey from her being an independent woman, to becoming a frail, frightened and overlooked old lady, was a heartbreaking one.
In the nursing home garden, there was an old man. He sat in his wheelchair, staring up at the sky for hours. One day I asked him, ‘What is it that you’re looking for up there...?’ ‘Another go...’ he said.
This conversation became the genesis for Astronaut. Angus still has hopes and aspirations just like any teenager – the only difference? His body is failing him, and to win the golden ticket for a trip to space, he is going to need a little help."

Thank you for reading this 
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau






Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Delinquent Season Available Today On Digital--July 23, 2019--Route 504 PR

Two couples (played by Andrew Scott, Cillian Murphy, Eva Birthistle and Catherine Walker) appear to live in marital bliss until cracks begin to appear in both seemingly steady marriages. The film asks the question 'How well do any of us really know each other' and explores the ideas of love, lust, and family relationships.

Love is never easy they tell you, growing up and even in middle or old age it seems. We have many movies and television shows that also tell us that. Here is another one to say that even though love is never easy, cheating most definitely will not fix it. That we all know for sure.

The most recognizable actor in the film is Cillian Murphy(above)here he plays a family man married and with 2 children. He is unhappy in his marriage and seeks companionship with his wife's closest friend.
If you have ever watched a soap opera or another film of this sort this is pretty cookie-cutter kind of film for this topic, however, it is the performances that kept my interest. 
He goes from loving family man to cheating on his wife and finding fault in all things and find that he cannot have his cake and eat it too, sometimes karma bites back.
Cillian gives a strong and kind of quiet performance that may be missed by some. It is the subtlety of the film and its frankness in some of the scenes that really worked for me overall.

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Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau


Master Z: IP Man Legacy Available On Digital And On DVD/Blu-Ray Tuesday, July 23rd.

Synopsis:
Legendary action director Yuen Woo-Ping draws on a stellar cast (Michelle Yeoh, Dave Bautista, Tony Jaa, and Max Zhang) to create a hard-hitting martial arts blast worthy of its place in the celebrated IP MAN universe. Following his defeat by Master Ip, Cheung Tin Chi (Zhang), tries to make a life with his young son in Hong Kong, waiting tables at a bar that caters to expats.  But it’s not long before the mix of foreigners, money, and triad leaders draw him once again to the fight.

 Donnie Yen has played the IP Man in the past four installments of the series.
This new film goes beyond that trilogy and gives us Master Z: IP Man Legacy.
But do not worry as Donnie Yen will be back for IP Man 4-being his last in the series he has said.
















This new film comes to DVD/Blu-Ray & Digital today! Looking to be a great addition to the already successful film series, I am personally looking forward to seeing this film!

                                  
The always exciting Tony Jaa is also a part of this film!






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Sincerely--Anthony Nadeau