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Red Cliff

Posted under Chinese Movies by admin on Tuesday 24 February 2009 at 12:31

Directed by John Woo

Produced by Terence Chang

Written by John Woo, Chen Han, Sheng Heyu

Based on Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms


  • Tony Leung Chiu-Wai as Zhou Yu
  • Takeshi Kaneshiro as Zhuge Liang
  • Zhang Fengyi as Cao Cao
  • Chang Chen as Sun Quan
  • Zhao Wei as Sun Shangxiang
  • Hu Jun as Zhao Yun
  • Lin Chi-ling as Xiao Qiao
  • Nakamura Shido as Gan Xing(甘興) (based on Gan Ning)
  • You Yong as Liu Bei

Red Cliff (Chinese: 赤壁; pinyin: Chìbì), alternatively known as The Battle of Red Cliff, is a Chinese epic film based on the Battle of Red Cliffs and events during the End of Han Dynasty and immediately prior to the period of the Three Kingdoms in ancient China. The film is expected to be released in two versions: within Asia, Red Cliff is to be released in two parts totaling over four hours in length, with the first part premiering in July 2008 and the second in January 2009.[1] Outside of Asia, a single 2½ hour film will be released in January 2009.[1]

The film is directed by John Woo and stars Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Fengyi, Chang Chen, Hu Jun, Lin Chi-ling and Zhao Wei. With an estimated budget of US$80 million, Red Cliff is the most expensive Asian-financed film to date.[3]

This film is one of the two 2008 Three Kingdoms related films, the other being Daniel Lee’s Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon which has already been released.


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