I recently bought this from HMV via quidco for £7.60 after cashback (also available at Amazon for £7.99 but no quidco). Having studied martials for most of my life and loving the Ong Bak type films, I was hoping that IP Man wouldn't disappoint so took a blind gamble on purchasing this after reading mostly positive reviews.
To say that this film was amazing is an understatement. Not only was it beautifully presented in Blu-Ray, the fight scenes were fantastic as was the storyline. Anyway, for any martial arts fans out there, take a risk and give this a go - you wont be disappointed.
Here's the storyline from the website:
Behind ever great man there lies a teacher, and this was certainly true of Bruce Lee, who claimed as his mentor a martial arts expert named Ip Man (1893-1972). A genius of Wushu (or the Chinese martial arts school), Ip Man grew up in a China nearly ripped to pieces by racial hatred, nationalistic strife and warfare. He rose like a phoenix above these ashes, however, courtesy of his participation in matches against various Wushu masters and kung-fun warriors - ultimately training martial arts icons such as Lee. This biopic from director Wilson Yip dramatizes Ip's life story.