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Red Cliff (Chi Bi - 赤壁) (2008)

Red Cliff
6.9 Rating
(197 ratings)
7.4 IMDB rating

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Takeshi Kaneshiro

Takeshi Kaneshiro

Zhuge Liang
Fengyi Zhang

Fengyi Zhang

Cao Cao
Chen Chang

Chen Chang

Sun Quan
Wei Zhao

Wei Zhao

Sun Shangxiang
Jun Hu

Jun Hu

Zhao Yun
Shido Nakamura

Shido Nakamura

Gan Xing
Chiling Lin

Chiling Lin

Xiao Qiao


Written by (View all)
John Woo

John Woo

(screenplay)
Khan Chan

Khan Chan



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A entertaining epic

3 years, 10 months ago at Mar 27 10:11
2 votes
Before watching this, I thought I would watch it bit by bit during a whole week, maybe in 5 sessions. Eventually, I watched both movies (about 5 hours along) just in one day! It shows that the duration is definitely not an issue and I was definitely entertained from the start until the end. It may sound strange but while watching it, I thought it was some kind of Asian version of 'The Lord of the ... read more

Does what a movie should

5 years, 11 months ago at Feb 19 14:59
2 votes
This is a big war movie, "Lord of the Rings" style, based on one of the most famous stories from the start of the Three Kingdoms period in Chinese history. The tyrannical Cao Cao has convinced the feeble emperor to make him Prime Minister and let him lead an expedition to conquer the independent southland. The movie follows the creation of an alliance between the freedom-loving kingdoms of Wu and ... read more

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4 years, 8 months ago at May 21 2:36
2 votes
I watched part I and part II. Most people would greatly enjoy the theatrical version (ok not me.). I absolutely loved Takeshi Kaneshiro as Zhuge Liang, so the more the better. He was also in House of the Flying Daggers. *drool*. So if you like, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragons, Hero, and House of the Flying Daggers then move this to the top of your list.
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Description: n 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of unprecedented scale, led by the Prime Minister, himself. Left with no other ... (more)
Release date: 10 July 2008
China (13), Chinese (12), War (11), Drama (10), Action (8), 2000s (8), History (7), Adventure (6), Epic (5), Historical (5), Yangtze River (4), 2008 (4), Asian (4), Strategy (3), Ship Set On Fire (3), Military (3), Military Strategy (3), Chinese Painting (3), 3rd Century (2), Wind Gust (2)
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A entertaining epic

“Before watching this, I thought I would watch it bit by bit during a whole week, maybe in 5 sessions. Eventually, I watched both movies (about 5 hours along) just in one day! It shows that the duration is definitely not an issue and I was definitely entertained from the start until the end. It may sound strange but while watching it, I thought it was some kind of Asian version of 'The Lord of the Rings'. Especially, when you see the heroes gathering, forming a kind of fellowship and then preparing for the battle which eventually take place in great details and which they eventually win whereas the odds were against them, you have to admit, it is definitely reminiscent of 'The Lord of The Rings'. Anyway, after spending many years working in the US and making usually disappointing flicks, it” read more

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The movie tackles a story based on the the battle of Red Cliff, largely adapted from the Chinese language epic 'The Romance of the Three Kingdoms', considered to be one of the most influential works of Chinese Literature. The relationship between the story and actual history is much like the relationship of Shakespeare's works to actual history, in a word 'loose'. It relates the conflict between the three warring kingdoms in t” read more

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“I watched part I and part II. Most people would greatly enjoy the theatrical version (ok not me.). I absolutely loved Takeshi Kaneshiro as Zhuge Liang, so the more the better. He was also in House of the Flying Daggers. *drool*. So if you like, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragons, Hero, and House of the Flying Daggers then move this to the top of your list.” read more

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