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 set 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 way, Liu Bei (You Yong) and Sun Quan (Chang Chen). As the expedition gets under way, Cao Caoâ€™s troops rain destruction on Liu Beiâ€™s army, forcing the latter to retreat. Liu Beiâ€™s military strategist Zhuge Liang (Takeshi Kaneshiro) knows that their only hope for survival is to form an alliance with rival warlord Sun Quan, and reaches out to Sun Quanâ€™s trusted advisor, war hero Zhou Yu (Tony Leung). Vastly outnumbered by Cao Caoâ€™s fast approaching, brutal army, the rebel warlords band together to mount a heroic campaign unrivalled in history that changes the face of China forever. A massive hit in Asia and the most expensive Asian film production of all time, RED CLIFF is a breathtaking war epic that marks the triumphant return of John Woo.
I saw a dove(Woo Trademark). Any how this looks epic! John Woo’s return to form. Honestly his US films suck!!! If you have never seen a real old school Woo film, you have not really lived. My personal favorite of all time is Hard Boiled. Best action movie ever!! Hollywood has ripped off John Woo so many times, you can’t count how many. The Killer is very good too.