Red Cliff: Part I


2h 20m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Power hungry Prime Minister-turned-General Cao Cao 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 and Sun Quan. As the expedition gets underway, Cao Cao's troops rain destruction on Liu

Film Details

Also Known As
Battle of Red Cliff, The, Chek bik, Chi bi, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, War of the Red Cliff
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Drama
Foreign
Historical
Period
War
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures
Location
Beijing, China

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Synopsis

Power hungry Prime Minister-turned-General Cao Cao 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 and Sun Quan. 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 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. 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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Battle of Red Cliff, The, Chek bik, Chi bi, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, War of the Red Cliff
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Drama
Foreign
Historical
Period
War
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures
Location
Beijing, China

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States November 25, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2010

Released in United States October 2009

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Gala Presentation) October 8-22, 2009.

Based on the classic Chinese novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" written by Luo Guanzhong, first published in the 14th century.

Chow Yun-Fat left the project during the first few weeks of production and was replaced by the previously attached star Tony Leung Chiu-Wai.

Project will be split into two parts for the Asian territories, with the first part scheduled for release in July 2008 and the second in January 2009. A condensed version of the two parts edited together will be released for Western audiences.

Parts One and Two will be released as one film in the USA.

Released in United States Fall November 18, 2009 (NY)

Released in United States November 25, 2009 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2010

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Gala Presentation) October 8-22, 2009.)

Released in United States Fall November 18, 2009