Red Cliff



Genre:Action, Historical, War

Language: Chinese (Mandarin)

Average Rating:       (out of 2 ratings)

Director: John Woo


Director John Woo returns to Asia to produce an epic war story adapted from one of China's four most famous works of literature, "Romance of the Three Kingdoms". The story is set during the famous battles at Red Cliffs where the forces of Sun Quan (Chang Chen) and Liu Bei (You Yong) ally to fight against the formidable forces led by Cao Cao. Zhou Yu (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), serving as chief commander of Sun Quan's armies, defends the south to fight Cao Cao and meets his foe in Zhuge Liang (Takeshi Kaneshiro). Zhuge Liang, the famous "Sleeping Dragon", was recruited by Liu Bei and he aides his lord in war strategy and at the same time starts to set the stage where a tripodal force of power will be split amongst the kingdom. Other cast members include Zhao Wei as Sun Shangxiang, Hu Jun as Zhao Yun, and Lin Chi-ling as Xiao Qiao.


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The Battle of Red Cliff

Reviewed by: spcnet November 13, 2008

Rating: 3.0 out of 5

"Battle of Red Cliff" is the epic retelling of the famous battle scenes at Red Cliff, and is adapted from China's beloved historical classic, Three Kingdoms. It hails John Woo back to Asian cinema and brings together a star studded cast that includes Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Chang Chen, and Zhao Wei. The film also boasts one of the biggest budgets for a Chinese movie. It is an action packed film with many war scenes and beautiful scenery...

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02-25-2009 10:59 AM


I'm looking forward to see it!


01-06-2009 07:41 PM


awesome movie.... must see


07-17-2008 12:05 PM


So great!


12-07-2007 11:58 PM


The most anticipated movie of 2008 thus far - welcome back John Woo!

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