赤壁 [videorecording] = Red cliff - Chibi

Red cliff

DVD - 2008 | Chinese
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An Emperor declares war on two kingdoms in China to unite the entire country during 208 AD, which becomes one of the biggest military battles in history, as the two kingdoms unite against the Emperor. Includes interviews, press conference, and more.
Publisher: Xianggang : Mei ya yu le, [2008]
Branch Call Number: DVD R pt.1-2 WORLD (CHINESE)
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors (Original Script): 吴宇森
Alternative Title: Red cliff


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May 01, 2016

Epic battles, not overly melodramatic, gorgeous set designs & costumes. Makes one almost yearn to have lived in such chaotic times. One's enjoyment of this is greatly enhanced by the knowledge that this was based on actual 3rd Century Chinese history.

Apr 28, 2016

This is a 2008 Chinese epic war drama directed by John Woo, based on the Battle of Red Cliffs (208–209 AD) and the events at the end of the Han dynasty and immediately prior to the Three Kingdoms period in ancient China.
This set contains two DVDs.
Disc 1 only contains the 146-minute first part while Disc 2 includes special features without the second part.
The 142-minute second part was released in China in January 2009.
The Battle of Red Cliffs, otherwise known as the Battle of Chibi, was a decisive battle fought at the end of the Han dynasty, about twelve years prior to the beginning of the Three Kingdoms period in Chinese history.
It was fought in the winter of 208/9 AD between the allied forces of the southern warlords Liu Bei and Sun Quan and the numerically superior forces of the northern warlord Cao Cao.
Liu Bei and Sun Quan successfully frustrated Cao Cao's effort to conquer the land south of the Yangtze River and reunite the territory of the Eastern Han dynasty.
The allied victory at Red Cliffs ensured the survival of Liu Bei and Sun Quan, gave them control of the Yangtze, and provided a line of defence that was the basis for the later creation of the two southern states of Shu Han and Eastern Wu.
The battle has been called the largest naval battle in history in terms of numbers involved.
Although its precise location remains uncertain, the majority of academic conjectures place it on the south bank of the Yangtze River, southwest of present-day Wuhan and northeast of Baqiu (present-day Yueyang, Hunan).
According to the director, however, the film depicts the events only 50% accurately.
In any case, the battle scenes appear quite fascinating, exciting and breath-taking.

Apr 26, 2011

This was the part of the tale from romance of the three kingdoms! only a portion of the book! it's a very good adaptation of one particular battle!

May 09, 2010

library's version is only part I


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