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Year
2008
Runtime
106 min.
Director
Wilson Yip
Genres
Action, Drama, Biography
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
187,920
Checks
15,044
Favs
1,248
Dislikes
79
Favs/checks
8.3% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
16:1
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  1. nbaknowledge's avatar

    nbaknowledge

    Why this isn't under martial arts, I won't know. This movie is incredible. 11 years ago
  2. Andy_McW's avatar

    Andy_McW

    Ip Man is one of the best martial arts movies ive seen in ages 11 years 5 months ago
  3. dpanter's avatar

    dpanter

    Why IP Man and not YIP Man? Quotes from the IMDb forum.

    Ip/Yip is the same, and it is the surname of the main character. The difference in spelling just depends on who did the pronunciation spelling.

    A great example is that my mum's maiden surname is spelled Chau, but for her brother, it is spelled Chow, simply because they had different people doing their birth certificates.

    "Man" in this context does not mean male, it is in fact just the phonetic/pronunciation spelling of his first name (so basically, his first name in Chinese sounds like the word 'Man')

    And because us Chinese puts our surname in the front, that is why his name is seen as Ip Man, not Man Ip.

    The real reason the movie drops the "Y" is b/c that is how both his sons have romanized their last name. They were spelling their names (Ip Chun, Ip Ching) and their father's name (Ip Man) that way since before the idea of any Yip Man biopic was ever conceived. Since Ip Chun was involved in the film, they spelled it the way he spelled his father's name.
    10 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #29 in IMDb's History Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #43 in IMDb's Biography Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #49 in Time Out's The 101 Best Action Movies Ever Made
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  4. This movie ranks #56 in LoveHKFilm.com's The Best Hong Kong Films Ever
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