|courtesy of mingpao.com|
Wong Kar Wai's THE GRNADMASTERS (YUT DOI JUNG SI) originally was scheduled for a December 18 Mainland release. Yesterday the film announced its release delay to January, a simultaneous release in Hong Kong and the Mainland on January 8. The film was postponed due to the strong competition in mid December like CZ12 (SUP YI SUN CHIU), THE GUILLOTINES (HUET DIK JI) and in the end of this month like 1942 and THE LAST SUPPER. With the rare condition of multiple big film releases, THE GRANDMASTERS chose to slightly adjust its schedule for a New Year release. In the Mainland it also faced strong competition from Hollywood films like THE HOBBIT AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and SKYFALL.
The film yesterday released its lead wave breaking version of the poster like "Wing Chun" Tony Leung Chiu Wai, "Eight Diagram" Zhang Ziyi, "Baji" Chang Chen and "Xingyi" Zhao Benshan.