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Official Movie Trailer – John Woo’s ‘Red Cliff’

November 18, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Whoa – I am so watching this movie – it looks pretty awesome! But that’s lame-o about the cuts – how about the audiences who are willing to sit through two 2 1/2 hour movies to get the whole experience? I know … wait for the effin’ DVD.

About the film:

The most expensive Chinese movie ever made … the war epic took four and a half years to film. Woo’s vision of bringing the 13th century Chinese novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” to the big screen…

To please American audiences, Woo agreed to make some cuts — about two and a half hours worth. “Red Cliff” was released as two movies in Asia, each two and a half hours long.

Both versions of “Red Cliff” are based on the real-life battle of the same name in 208 A.D. that helped lead to a unified southern China. As almost every schoolchild in China knows, the battle was between the massive army led by the war-mongering Prime Minister Cao Cao (played by Zhang Fengyi in the movie) against two warlords who stand in his way. Only through the guile of the warlords’ strategists, Kong Ming (Takeshi Kaneshiro) and Zhou Yu (Tony Leung, reunited with his “Hard Boiled” director), do the severely undermanned good guys have any chance at all. It all leads to an unprecedented climactic battle that in Woo’s movie is fought by thousands of extras clad in 20 pounds of painstakingly recreated armor. His production team built a working flotilla of 25 warships, with the rest of the armada of hundreds of boats added later through CGI.

Source: – Forget ‘Twilight: New Moon,’ John Woo’s Chinese epic ‘Red Cliff’ is the biggest film on the planet By Ethan Sacks (Daily News)

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