• Anamorphic Widescreen
• DVD 9 & DVD 5 Formats
• DTS Digital Surround
Legendary action master John Woo finally returns to Chinese cinema after fifteen long years in Hollywood! Epic, no doubt, is the first installment of his two-part adaptation of the Chinese classic, The Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Starring Tony Leung (Lust,Caution, Hard Boiled) and a slew of other notable cast members, Woo's RED CLIFF is an epic war drama unseen in the director's previous endeavors. Arguably more faithful to the source material than the recent Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon, RED CLIFF bares Woo's signature emphasis on the human heroes and their personal relationships, and most importantly, the kinship they forge in battle. Long awaited and very impressive, RED CLIFF is NOT TO BE MISSED!
In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minister Cao Cao (Zhang Feng Yi) 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 hope for survival, the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu formed an unlikely alliance. Numerous battles of strength and wit ensued, both on land and on water, eventually culminating in the battle of Red Cliff. During the battle, two thousand ships were burned, and the course of Chinese history was changed forever.