Wong Kar-Wai has made multiple legitimate masterpieces, from breakthrough films in the early 90s like Chungking Express to the heartbreaking romance In The Mood For Love to the futuristic sci-fi saga 2046. Any new movie he releases is therefore a major event, which is why we're so excited to see The Grandmaster coming to theaters this weekend. Wong reunites with Tony Leung, who starred in In the Mood and 2046 as well as familiar films like Lust, Caution and Infernal Affairs, for a wide-ranging, sort-of biopic about Ip Man, the legendary kung fu master who taught Bruce Lee.
But if you think The Grandmaster is a typical biopic you obviously don't know Wong, who in the film infuses even the most average moment-- a button placed on a table, for example-- with stunning beauty. You have to see The Grandmaster for yourself to really understand it, but to get an idea of what to expect, you can also start with a limited edition comic, which is signed by Wong Kar Wai himself. We have five copies to give away to our readers, so that you can experience straight-up kung fu mastery and the story of The Grandmaster in both cinematic and comic form.
How do you enter? Just click on over to our Facebook page, "Like" it if you haven't already, and then leave a comment on this contest post. Tell us why you should win the comic and we'll pick five winners at random. The contest ends at 12 am EST on Monday, September 2nd. If you enter, please make sure we can contact you via Facebook. If you have it set to where we can't message you, your prize will go to somebody else.
The winner will be notified via Facebook direct message and asked to provide their mailing addresses (no P.O. boxes please, and addresses in the United States only). Prize packs will be mailed directly to the winner. No purchase necessary. Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification and subsequent mockery. Good luck!
For more on the legend of Ip Man the Weinstein Company passed along this pretty badass graphic, which serves both as a poster and a history lesson rolled into one. Click to enlarge it.
The Grandmaster opens in limited release this weekend. For more, check out the trailer below.