#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of unprecedented scale, led by the Prime Minister, himself. Left with no other hope for survival, the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu formed an unlikely alliance. Numerous battles of strength and wit ensued, both on land and on water, eventually culminating in the battle of Red Cliff. During the battle, two thousand ships were burned, and the course of Chinese history was changed forever.
Plot: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of unprecedented scale. Left with no other hope for survival, the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu formed an unlikely alliance.
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The Art of the War
In 208 A.D., in the Han Dinasty of China, the tyrannic and greedy Prime Minster Cao Cao (Fengyi Zhang) forces the reluctant Emperor Han to declare war against the kingdoms of Liu Bei (Yong You) and Sun Quan (Chen Chang) in the South of China. Cao Cao heads with a mighty army of one million soldiers and attacks Liu Bei. His adviser and war strategist Zhuge Liang (Takeshi Kaneshiro) heads to South in a diplomatic mission trying to convince Sun Quan to join force with Liu Bei against the powerful warlord. When Zhuge Liang meets the viceroy Zhou Yu (Tony Leung), he succeeds in his assignment with the alliance of the two kingdoms against Cao Cao. The armies fight against each other in many battles until the final one in Red Cliff where guile, knowledge and strategy prevail.
“Chi Bi” is visually spectacular with magnificent cinematography, art direction, set decoration and costumes. The story is based on a true milestone in the Han Dinasty in China and the screenplay is engaging, using lessons of “The Art of the War”. Once again John Woo makes a fantastic work and I am looking forward to see the sequel of this stunning film on DVD that has not been released in Brazil yet. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): “A Batalha dos 3 Reinos” (“The Battle of the 3 Kingdoms”)
‘Truth and Illusion are often disguised a each other.’
John Woo has created the biggest budget epic yet to be produced in China. RED CLIFF (Chi Bi) is a monumentally grand film, distilling portions of the novel of Chinese history, ‘Romance of the Three Kindgoms’ by Guanzhong Luo, to recreate the famous battle in 180 AD between the north of China lead by evil Cao Cao (Prime minister in the Han Dynasty) and the south of China represented by the gentle and wise Liu Bei. The historic battle took place on land and especially on water as the huge forces from the north traveled the Yangtze River to the pass called the Red Cliffs (Chi Bi) where the southern forces gathered and came into ultimate confrontation.
The story is told both by voice over (in English) and by the actors – a cast that includes such highly regarded actors as Tony Leong, Takeshi Kneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chen Cang, Wei Zhao among others. The interpersonal relationships are well constructed but the real thrill of this film is the choreography of the battle scenes. The cinematography by Li Zhang and Yue Lü is splendid: the views of China’s landscape are breathtakingly beautiful. The costumes BY Tim Yip are complex and are apparently authentic in rendering the period. The only disappointment is the musical score by Tarô Iwashiro which sounds too Western to fully enhance the visual epic before the viewers eyes. The pacing is such that the greater than 2 1/2 hours of the film seem to fly by (apparently this is a condensation of parts I and II released in China). John Woo knows how to manage spectacle but he also understands the importance of emphasizing the human interactions that prepare the viewer for the explosive climaxes.
Original Language zh
Runtime 4 hr 48 min (288 min), 2 hr 26 min (146 min) (China), 2 hr 14 min (134 min) (South Korea), 2 hr 28 min (148 min) (UK), 2 hr 28 min (148 min) (Argentina), 2 hr 28 min (148 min) (USA), 2 hr 30 min (150 min) (PG) (Singapore)
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
Director John Woo
Writer John Woo, Khan Chan, Cheng Kuo
Actors Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang
Country China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, United States
Awards 14 wins & 44 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 Lenses, Arriflex 235, Cooke S4 Lenses, Arriflex 435 Xtreme, Cooke S4 Lenses, Arriflex 535B, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory Kodak Cinelabs, Beijing, China
Film Length 4,081 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)