Chi bi

Chi bi

Red Cliff

Blu-ray Disc - 2010 | Chinese
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In 208 A.D., General Cao Cao leads an army to destroy two warlords who stand in his way, but the warlords band together to take on the giant army and the emperor of the Han Dynasty.
Publisher: New York, NY : Magnet, 2010
Edition: High definition
Call Number: CHINESE BLU F CHI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (148 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Red Cliff

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SmartAssAWhip
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.

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akirakato
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.

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Mike0815
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!

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albee
May 09, 2010

library's version is only part I

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