November 18, 2009 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
March 23, 2010
Rated R for sequences of epic warfare
Legendary action cinema master John Woo and international superstar Tony Leung reunite for the first time since the 1992 classic "Hard Boiled" with this epic historical drama based on a legendary 208 A.D. battle that heralded the end of the Han Dynasty.
"Red Cliff" opens with power hungry Prime Minister-turned-General Cao Cao (Zhang Fengyi) seeking permission from the Han dynasty Emperor to organize a southward-bound mission designed to crush two troublesome warlords that stand in his...
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It's been six years since we last heard from John Woo, and even longer since he directed a good movie. For a short while, Woo was my favorite action director - that is, until he made Windtalkers
. Oh, and Paycheck
. Jesus, Paycheck
. But Woo is back with an all-Chinese, all-battle epic called Red Cliff (Chi Bi)
, and it his best movie this decade. Of course, that's not saying much. Full movie review »