What is amazing is how fast this movie goes. The storyline is based on a telling of a historical event in Chinese history that is widely known in China but not so much outisde of Asia. Because I don't understand Chinese, I was able to focus on the expressions on the actors while reading the subtitles. The cast was well chosen and well acted. Court official Kong Rong openly challenges and denounces him as a traitor, with the intention of usurping the throne. I watched it again and finally ordered a copy of my own because this is such a wonderful film that I will definitely watch it over and over again through the years. The international version is a condensed version and is only one film and is not divided in two parts.
The movie is in Mandarin with English subtitles. If downloading is available, you can to two locations. It is John Woo at his best, You are able to care for the various characters in the film and when some of them die, you feel the loss. The movie is a blend of martial arts action and large scale action involving armies and there are also scenes of individuals relating to each other and building friendships. As a story, this truly was epic with battle scenes that are savagely beautiful to watch like a violent ballet of martial arts. Perhaps the finest film of this genre ever. Based upon a pivotal moment in Chinese history, the story comes alive under John Woo's skillful direction.
Kong claims Liu Bei and Sun Quan have no intentions of rebelling, especially when the former is the Emperor's uncle. If applicable, we will notify you about this before processing your order. Red Cliff continues to stand out as the best of the best. The Art of War and it is so intricate and impeccably shot- If you blink your eyes you will miss something. It is directed by John Woo,knows how to direct an action movie. There are some incredible battle sequences and you wonder how they were able to film such large scale action sequences. The photography is just stunning.
Red Cliff is an exceptional film. If you choose Watch Now, the video will instantly stream to your computer and you may later stream it on another compatible device. Get the original- it absolutely is worth the watch. Kong claims Liu Bei and Sun Quan have no intentions of rebelling, especially when the former is the Emperor's uncle. Legendary Hong Kong action specialist John Woo and international superstar Tony Leung reunite for their first feature film together since 1992's Hard Boiled with this historical drama set during the decisive 208 A.
Subsequently, Kong Rong is executed and Cao Cao placed in command of the Imperial Army, setting forth his campaign. John Wu has out done himself with this truly great work of cinema. The film is not the typical martial film with people flying through the air and dancing on water, The martial arts in the film is used to advance the battle sequences with individuals using various types of spears, to defeat their enemies. Although there are a lot of computer generated shots they blend seemlessly into the film and only enhance the motion picture elements. You can Watch Now or Download the video to a , except for Pay-Per-View videos.
The Emperor hesitates, but reluctantly agrees after Cao Cao speaks of his contributions and loyalty rescuing the Emperor when he was in exile, uniting northern China. A masterpiece in film making. The cinematography is excellent and story well written. Subsequently, Kong Rong is executed and Cao Cao placed in command of the Imperial Army, setting forth his campaign. It is a modern day classic the Lawrence of Arabia of our time.
Court official Kong Rong openly challenges and denounces him as a traitor, with the intention of usurping the throne. The film is not slow or boring at all. For more information, go to the. I only wish I had seen it on the big screen in the theater. One action sequence starts Zhou Yu, one of the leaders of the Southern coalition, get hit in the shoulder by an arrow, pulls the arrow out and then proceeds to kill the man, who fired the arrow, by stabbing him with the same arrow.
John Wu has directed a masterpiece. But, in Blu-Ray, the opening credits almost seem 3D-like and the picture quality just blew me away. Some new release movies become unavailable for downloading for a limited time due to licensing restrictions. Despite it being something like five hours long, one is spellbound with the acting, visuals and effects. The reason for not giving this 5 stars is not based on the movie but the fact that Amazon leads you to believe that your purchase comes with the instant video option so you can play it on your portable devices.