John Woo’s RED CLIFF Movie Trailer
Check out the trailer for John Woo’s RED CLIFF starring Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, and Chiling Lin.
Red Cliff Synopsis: Red Cliff opens with power hungry Prime Minister-turned-General Cao Cao (Zhang Fengyi) seeking permission from the Han dynasty Emperor to organize a southward-bound mission designed to crush two troublesome warlords that stand in his way, Liu Bei (You Yong) and Sun Quan (Chang Chen). As the expedition gets under way, Cao Cao’s troops rain destruction on Liu Bei’s army, forcing the latter to retreat. Liu Bei’s military strategist Zhuge Liang (Takeshi Kaneshiro) knows that their only hope for survival is to form an alliance with rival warlord Sun Quan, and reaches out to Sun Quan’s trusted adviser, war hero Zhou Yu (Tony Leung). Vastly outnumbered by Cao Cao’s fast approaching, brutal army, the rebel warlords band together to mount a heroic campaign unrivaled in history that changes the face of China forever.
While the original movie was released as two separate parts totaling 4 hours, the US version will be cut down to 2 hours and a half, which is kind of a shame.
Red Cliff will be released to theaters on November 20, 2009. Watch the trailer below.