Red Cliffs Trailer

For those of you who are not familiar with my book or with the history it’s based on, the John Woo movie, “Red Cliffs” covers the pivotal battle of the Three Kingdoms period. I thought you might be interested in seeing this trailer of the movie. I have seen the movie on DVD and it ends on a cliffhanger. I’ll warn you, the first ten minutes or so is bewildering to the unitiated who knows nothing of these characters or their struggles. After that, the movie is an excellent character-driven story based on two strategists from Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Red Cliffs has not been released to theaters in the U.S.

Here’s the link to the trailer: http://www.examiner.com/x-1378-LA-Foreign-Film-Examiner~y2008m10d25-John-Woos-epic-Red-Cliff-marks-monumental-shift-in-Chinese-cinema. I’ve also embedded the trailer at the bottom of the page.

Variety Magazine reports that this is the highest grossing film in the Chinese movie making industry’s history. What’s more, it’s only part one.

3 Responses to “Red Cliffs Trailer”

  1. Jeannie Lin says:

    I have to say, I'm crushing a little on Tony Leung. I love the drama…heck, I love the melodrama!

    I may have to buy the DVD before the US release.

  2. Victoria Dixon says:

    I *THINK* he's maybe my favorite, too. So hard to tell. Both he and the guy who does Zhuge Liang are fabulous in this movie. I could watch their facial reactions for hours. The can ACT.

  3. A misinterpreted wave says:

    I'm in Australia and the previews have just come out- it looks amazing and I can't wiat to see it

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