Based upon a pivotal moment in Chinese history, the story comes alive under John Woo's skillful direction. Get the original- it absolutely is worth the watch. The international version is a condensed version and is only one film and is not divided in two parts. You simply cannot cut the movie in half and expect to get the same story out of it. Vastly outnumbered by Cao Cao's brutal, fast-approaching army, the warlords band together to mount a heroic campaign unrivaled in history that changes the face of China forever. One action sequence starts Zhou Yu, one of the leaders of the Southern coalition, get hit in the shoulder by an arrow, pulls the arrow out and then proceeds to kill the man, who fired the arrow, by stabbing him with the same arrow.
Perhaps the finest film of this genre ever. It is a modern day classic the Lawrence of Arabia of our time. Then come the battle sequences-incredibly complicated and devastating as they are-it is almost like watching a complex dance play out. If you have only seen the theatrical version and were not that impressed, or thought it lacked more of a plot, it would be worth your time to watch the full international version before judging the movie. In blu-ray, one can appreciate the cgi effects even more. I watched it again and finally ordered a copy of my own because this is such a wonderful film that I will definitely watch it over and over again through the years.
The film is not the typical martial film with people flying through the air and dancing on water, The martial arts in the film is used to advance the battle sequences with individuals using various types of spears, to defeat their enemies. It stars Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang. It is directed by John Woo,knows how to direct an action movie. It is John Woo at his best, You are able to care for the various characters in the film and when some of them die, you feel the loss. The movie is a blend of martial arts action and large scale action involving armies and there are also scenes of individuals relating to each other and building friendships. The photography is just stunning. Tags: , watch Red Cliff, watch Red Cliff eng sub, Red Cliff online ep 1, ep 2, ep 3, ep 4, watch Red Cliff episode 5, episode 6, episode 7, episode 8, episode 9, episode 10, Red Cliff dub drama, watch Red Cliff ep 11, ep 12, ep 13, ep 14, ep 15, Red Cliff ep 16, ep 17, ep 18, ep 19, ep 20, watch Red Cliff ep 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, Red Cliff english subtitle, Red Cliff full , Red Cliff episode final, watch Red Cliff free drama online, watch online Red Cliff in dramafire, dramacool, kissasian, myasiantv, hdfree, dramanice, dramatv, Red Cliff asian tv, Red Cliff Chinese Movie.
I only wish I had seen it on the big screen in the theater. I bought this earlier on dvd and felt the movie was epic in scope. As a story, this truly was epic with battle scenes that are savagely beautiful to watch like a violent ballet of martial arts. The film's content : The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period 220-280 A. Part one ends with a to be continued and part two is worth the whole 5 hours. The movie is in Mandarin with English subtitles. Despite it being something like five hours long, one is spellbound with the acting, visuals and effects.
Red Cliff is an exceptional film. The storyline is based on a telling of a historical event in Chinese history that is widely known in China but not so much outisde of Asia. Legendary Hong Kong action specialist John Woo and international superstar Tony Leung reunite for their first feature film together since 1992's Hard Boiled with this historical drama set during the decisive 208 A. The film is not slow or boring at all. A masterpiece in film making.
John Wu has directed a masterpiece. There are some incredible battle sequences and you wonder how they were able to film such large scale action sequences. John Woo took this story from events from a 208 A. Amazon, in fact only give you access to the first video digitally, not the full set that you are actually purchasing. Liu Bei's military strategist Zhuge Liang Takeshi Kaneshiro knows that the rebels' only hope for survival is to form an alliance with rival warlord Sun Quan, and reaches out to Sun Quan's trusted advisor, war hero Zhou Yu Tony Leung.
Adapted in part from the beloved Chinese tome Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Red Cliff opens in the year 208 A. Although there are a lot of computer generated shots they blend seemlessly into the film and only enhance the motion picture elements. What is amazing is how fast this movie goes. Because I don't understand Chinese, I was able to focus on the expressions on the actors while reading the subtitles. As we see the various strategies come together and battle plans unfold the action builds to long battle sequence involving setting ships on fire, mounted cavalry, archers and hundreds of men fighting man to man. But, in Blu-Ray, the opening credits almost seem 3D-like and the picture quality just blew me away. The cinematography is excellent and story well written.
The reason for not giving this 5 stars is not based on the movie but the fact that Amazon leads you to believe that your purchase comes with the instant video option so you can play it on your portable devices. I really enjoyed this two part film. Red Cliff Also Known As: Chi bi is an Action, Adventure, Drama film directed by John Woo and written by Khan Chan. The cast was well chosen and well acted. Wu has enhanced the traditional storyline with his own additions.
Enjoy the film and discover by yourself. It was released on 10 July 2008 China. . John Wu has out done himself with this truly great work of cinema. How John Woo shot this is nothing short of astounding. The Art of War and it is so intricate and impeccably shot- If you blink your eyes you will miss something.