Ip Man: The Awakening Blu-ray Review


  • Director ‏ : ‎ Li Xijie Adam, Zhang Zhulin
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ Xie Miao, Hou Tongjiang, Hua Qilong, Chen Guanying, Zhao Yuxuan
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ Well Go Usa
  • Media Format ‏ : ‎ Widescreen
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 1 hour and 17 minutes
  • MPAA rating ‏ : ‎ NR (Not Rated)
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ June 21, 2022

         Following Donnie Yen’s successful portrayal of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man, there have been seemingly endless imitations and additional portrayals of the martial arts master best known for teaching Bruce Lee. Many of these have been unrelated to the series starring Yen, but still attempt to capitalize on its success. Ip Man: The Awakening is a perfect example, having no connection to the previous film series and made by mainland China while the Yen films were Hong Kong productions. Although the title suggests it is a prequel of sorts and there are stylistic similarities, Ip Man: The Awakening is something of a cheap knock-off.