The Complete RED CLIFF (Parts 1 & 2)
China, 2008, 286 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Action/Adventure, Epic, Foreign, War
Language: Mandarin English Sub-Titles
The COMPLETE 5 Hour Epic shown in two parts with a 20 minute intermission
LAST CHANCE! March 27 & 28 at 4pm!
35mm presentation - Legendary action-cinema master John Woo and international superstar Tony Leung reunite for the first time since the 1992 classic HARD BOILED in RED CLIFF, the epic historical drama based on a legendary 208 A.D. battle that heralded the end of the Han Dynasty. RED CLIFF opens as power hungry Prime Minister-turned-General Cao Cao (Zhang Fengyi) seeks permission from the Han dynasty Emperor to organize a southward-bound mission designed to crush the two troublesome warlords who stand in his way, Liu Bei (You Yong) and Sun Quan (Chang Chen). As the expedition gets underway, Cao Cao's troops rain destruction on Liu Bei's army, forcing him into retreat. Liu Bei's military strategist Zhuge Liang (Takeshi Kaneshiro) knows that the rebels' only hope for survival is to form an alliance with rival warlord Sun Quan, and reaches out to Sun Quan's trusted advisor, war hero Zhou Yu (Tony Leung). Vastly outnumbered by Cao Cao's brutal, fast-approaching army, the warlords band together to mount a heroic campaign – unrivaled 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.
Previously seen in America only in an abridged version trimmed to half of its original running time, we’re pleased to present the complete five-hour epic that is RED CLIFF. In this case at least, there can’t be too much of a good thing.
DIRECTOR: John Woo
Principal Cast: Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Fengyi, Chang Chen, Chi-Ling Lin
US Distributor: Magnet Releasing
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MUST END January 14
- Legendary action-cinema master John Woo and international superstar Tony Leung reunite for the first time since the 1992 classic Hard Boiled
in this epic historical drama based on a legendary 208 A.D. battle that heralded the end of the H... more