Indie Trailer Sunday: John Woo's Red Cliff Official Trailer

October 4, 2009
Source: Apple

Red Cliff Trailer

Magnet debuted the official US trailer for John Woo's Red Cliff on Apple last week, which will finally (after two years) be hitting US theaters in November as part of the Six Shooter Film Series V2. We actually ran the very first teaser trailer for Red Cliff back in February of 2008, just to show you how long this film has been around. I still haven't seen it but I am looking forward to seeing it, just because looks so incredibly epic. As expected, this doesn't feature any dialogue, so as to not scare away Americans who hate subtitles. It does look pretty damn good, it may just be tough to sit through four hours of this. Will you be seeing this?

Watch the official US trailer for John Woo's Red Cliff:

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You can also watch the official trailer for John Woo's Red Cliff in High Definition on Apple

Based on the events during the Three Kingdoms period in Ancient China, around the year 208 A.D. during the final days of the Han Dynasty, during which the legendary and epic Battle of Red Cliffs occurred.

Red Cliff is directed by Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo, of Broken Arrow, Face/Off, Mission: Impossible II, and Paycheck most recently, in addition to numerous Chinese films. The screenplay was co-written by John Woo, Chan Khan, Kuo Cheng, and Sheng Heyu. This film is an adaptation of Guanzhong Luo's novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms". Magnet is bringing Red Cliff to limited theaters on November 13th.

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epic it may be, but not as amazing as it could have been. worth seeing tho for sure.

lego on Oct 4, 2009


i bought this movie off of amazon a year or so ago. it's amazing! (but probably less so if you're not interested in chinese history). i'm not normally a john woo fan but he had quite a vision for it. the only thing that upset me about it was this was one part of a two part epic, and i've been waiting a year to see the second part. for what it's worth, i would definitely recommend this movie!

me on Oct 4, 2009


This was a great movie. Con: annoying and perpetual cross-fading (almost every minute it seemed). Pro: the coolest military strategies yet presented in a movie.

Rabican on Oct 4, 2009


This movie came in china in 2008 and in UK May/June this year and I have to say its a visually stunning fantastic movie, John Woo back to his best and he has many actors in the movie that have appeared in his previous hong kong movies before he hit hollywood with Tony Lueng been one (Hard Boiled Cop - 1992). I dont know how its been released in USA but in UK it has been split into 2 with this one been released i USA 2.5 hours long though theres not talk or date for part 2 yet ive reviewed it at my blog

the peoples movies on Oct 4, 2009


The movie wasnt that special. Tried to be an epic chinese history thing, but it really wasnt that good in my opinion. Maybe the shorter version would have been a god sunday flick, but i saw the 4,87h long versions (part1 and part2).

coswell on Oct 4, 2009


The parts where they talked strategy was interesting...but the fighting wasn't that great (comparable to Troy minus the Hector/Achilles fight). The three kingdoms was all about the heroes, and they all certainly play big parts.

James on Oct 4, 2009


hell yes im seeing this movie I dont need to see anything more!!

DoomCanoe on Oct 4, 2009


i saw this. well... the first half. it was good. and it actually is kind of epic. more talk though, less war and killing. which isnt necessarily a bad thing, but dont expect lots of bad ass kung fu n shit.

mrmr on Oct 4, 2009


Saw this. As usual with Chinese Cinema nowdays its epic, its huge and its kinda bland. I liked it but Im not use a westerner would like it as well. Not trying to be a racist but this is a very ethnical flick.

BostonRob on Oct 4, 2009


i'm chinese so i saw this last year. i think it's bad. just a plenty of cheesy dialogue and stupid war scene which looks preaty fake. the chinese version trailer was preaty awful too. this US trailer is good though, made it more epic.

lw1225 on Oct 4, 2009


epic it may be, but not as amazing as it could have been. worth seeing tho for sure.

DM on Oct 4, 2009


watched.. I'll give 7/10.

JoeG on Oct 5, 2009


The movie isn't an adaptation of Romance of the Three Kingdoms. For one, the battle of Red Cliff is only a few chapters out of 120 total. Secondly, Woo himself stated that his movie would be base off of the Records of the Three Kingdoms, which was written by Chen Shou. That said, I do believe that the movie is far more enjoyable to those that have read Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

DS on Oct 5, 2009


What? This movie totally sucked! What an epic waste of a great cast, great story, and a gigantic budget. The cheesiness is comparable to soap operas.

Peter on Oct 5, 2009


FYI....the US release is 2 and a half hours. Both movies have been condensed from 4 hours into one 2 and a half hour movie for the US. I own the Blu Rays of part 1 and part 2, region free. Awesome and stunning film.

Sean on Oct 6, 2009


Great Epic. I loved. This film is out on Blu-ray in some parts of the world already. I thought Part 2 of Red Cliff, the original, full length film, not the shortened US version, was better than Part 1. Red Cliff: Part 1 FILM REVIEW Red Cliff: Part 2 FILM REVIEW International Red Cliff Trailers

Film-Book dot Com on Oct 6, 2009


Absolutely flopped in Ireland a couple of months back. Very difficult to tell two sides apart.

David on Oct 8, 2009


I have Parts 1 & 2 on DVD from China when they were released earlier this Year. I thought they were Decent. It will probably Tank in the Box Office here, besides those Fans of the "Dyansty Warriors" games on PS2 and others. Films were very Epic in Scale. Some of the Battle Tactics were unlike anything I've seen before. I found the 2 Part Film at least Enjoyable. I'm curious to see What gets Cut from the US Version.

Scully on Oct 9, 2009


I just saw this the other day, Loved it period.

Duck on Nov 28, 2009

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