Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Red Cliff (2008 film)



Red Cliff (赤壁) is a 2008 Chinese war-history film directed by John Woo (吴宇森)


  • Movie: Red Cliff  / 赤壁 (2008)
  • Chinese :  Chi Bi (赤壁)
  • Director: John Woo (吴宇森)
  • Producer: John Woo (吴宇森) , Han Sanping (韩三平) , Terence Chang (张家振)
  • Writer: Luo Guanzhong (罗贯中) , John Woo (吴宇森) , Khan Chan (陈汗)
  • Cinematographer : Lu Yue (吕乐) , Zhang Li (张黎)
  • Choreographer :
  • Art Director :
  • Original Music : Taro Iwashiro (岩代太郎)
  • Production Design : Tim Yip (叶锦添)
  • Costume Design : Tim Yip (叶锦添)
  • Release Date : July 10 , 2008
  • Runtime : 140 min
  • Genre : War , Drama , History 
  • Distributor: Avex Entertainment ,
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Country: China
  • Official website : http://redcliff.meiah.com/
  • Budget : 80 million USD (Part I + Part II)
  • Box Office : 248 million USD (Part I + Part II)


In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minister Cao Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Shu  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.


(Main Cast)
(Other Cast)
  • Sun Chun (孙淳)
  • Song Jia (宋佳) – as Lady Li
  • Jiang Tong (姜彤) – as Li Tong
  • Zhang Shan (张山) – as Huang Gai
  • Wang Hui (王辉)* – as Cao Hong
  • Xie Gang (谢钢) – as Hua Tuo
  • Shi Xiaohong (师小红) – as Jiang Gan
  • Xu Fengnian (徐丰年)* – as Zhang Liao
  • Gu Chao (郭超)  – as Yue Jin
  • Hu Xiaoguang (胡晓光) – as Xiaohou Jun
  • Cui Yugui (崔玉贵)* – as Xu Chu
  • Ma Jing (马京)* – as Wei Ben
  • Yizhen (一真)* – as Cai Mao
  • Jia Hongwei (贾宏伟) – as Zhang Yun
  • Zhao Chengshun (赵成顺) – as Xun You
  • Wang Zaolai (王早来)* – as Cheng Yu
  • Wang Ning (王宁) – as Emperor Xian of Han
  • Wang Qingxiang (王庆祥) – as Kong Rong
  • Li Hong (李鸿)* – as Lady Gan
  • He Yin (何音) – as Lady Mi
  • Wang Yuzhang (王玉璋) – as Cheng Pu
  • Menghe Wuliji (孟和乌力吉)* – as Guan Ping
  • Chen Changhai (陈长海)* – as Qin Song
  • Zhang Yi () *– as Zhang Zhao
  • Wu Qi ()* – as Gu Yong
  • Ma Jingwu (马精武)


  • For the non-Asian releases, the film was shortened from 288 minutes to 148 minutes and was released in some countries under the title Battle of Red Cliff. 
  • The first part of the film grossed US$124 million in Asia and broke the box office record previously held by Titanic in mainland China.
  • In South Korea, the opening day of Red Cliff knocked Hancock down. The film also drew more than 1.6 million viewers in South Korea — about 130,000 more than the Batman sequel The Dark Knight





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