Red Cliff II

Red Cliff II

  • Director: John Woo
  • Writer: John Woo,Khan Chan,Cheng Kuo
  • Countries of origin: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, United St
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Release date: November 20, 2009
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Red Cliff: Part II
  • "Red Cliff II" is a historical war movie directed by John Woo , starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai , Takeshi Kaneshiro , ZhangFeng yi , Zhang zhen , Lin Chi-ling ,なかむらしどう, Hu Jun , David , etc.
    The film tells the story of the fierce battle between the prime minister Cao Cao and an army of 800,000 to attack Chibi in the late Eastern Han Dynasty, and the talented military commander Zhuge Wuhou and the great governor Zhou Lang , who only had 50,000 people.
    The film was released in China on January 7, 2009.


    • Release date November 20, 2009
    • Production companies Beijing Film Studio, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), Lion Rock Productions

    Box office


    $80,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Griffin 2022-08-01 12:33:50

      Red Cliff II--John Woo's Three Kingdoms Movie

      Back then, the generation of people who watched videos didn't know much about movies, and they didn't know how to pursue movies according to the director. They may not know who Yang Dechang is and who Hou Hsiao-hsien is, but many people know John Woo. At that time, John Woo was a representative figure of Hong Kong gangster films. Many Hollywood directors, such as Quentin Tarantino and Anthony Fuqua, liked...

    • By Armando 2022-04-23 07:05:44

      My imagination about "Under the Red Cliff"

      Tribute to "Under the Red Cliff" and all this kind of fantasy space.


      Among so many men, only classmate Yu has sex, and he is always entangled with classmate Liang. The matter of borrowing arrows and killing Cai Mao and Zhang Yun to gamble on people's heads is simply two handsome guys fighting each other. At the end of the day, their faces were so close, your words, my words, every sentence implied, eyes spit peach blossoms. I'm crazy.


      After they decided...

    • By Nella 2022-04-22 07:01:55

      Japanese American Film, Hong Kong Style

      Although "Fenglin Volcano Yinlei" originated from "Sun Tzu's Art of War", if Takeda Shingen didn't know about it, there would be more than half of the people who knew it. Since the 19th century, Japan's cultural feedback to China has been a very large-scale existence, which is particularly evident in this film. This should have something to do with the background of director John Woo and the entire creative team (including actors).
      But it's fundamentally a Hollywood blockbuster, with...

    • By Jacynthe 2022-04-22 07:01:55

      From my years of farming experience, you are out of date.

      In fact, it is not easy for Wu Yusen to cooperate with Chibi (Part 1). Such a complicated and complicated Chinese history is condensed into two films, so that a foreigner who may not even know Chinese characters can watch it without being too dizzy, and it also tells a story that is different from the previous Three Kingdoms. It is not only necessary for the Chinese audience to appreciate the love and righteousness in it, but also for foreign audiences to have a glimpse of the halberd and the...

    • By Clinton 2022-04-22 07:01:55

      The fire war caused by a portrait - the aftermath of Chibi 2

      The fire war caused by a portrait - after watching Chibi 2

      I heard that Chibi 2 has appeared on the Internet. I have nothing to do, so I came to see it. I have never bought a ticket to watch such a "controversial" movie. , I'm only willing to pay for movies like "Roman Holiday", "Hibiscus Out of Water", and "Titanic" that are really good value for money, and it's okay to pay a few more times to watch them. After watching the last episode, I knew that this film was garbage, and...

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    • By Audreanne 2022-04-06 09:01:06

      There is no more joy than the top. The lines are still...

    • By Kirsten 2022-04-06 09:01:06

      get used to...

    • By Ambrose 2022-04-06 09:01:06

      laughed several...

    • By Cleve 2022-04-05 09:01:07

      Too many points to complain...

    • By Stefanie 2022-04-05 09:01:07

      I don't understand, how to divide the next episode well. Many people have been looking forward to it, and this kind of thing came...

    Movie plot

    The plot of "Red Cliff II" follows the first part. Sun Liu teamed up to defeat Cao Jun in the land battle with the gossip array. Cao Cao set up camp opposite Chibi, and the war was about to break out.
    The brave and skilled Sun Shangxiang dressed as a woman and disguised as a man, crossed the river and mixed into Cao's camp to find out the details, and got acquainted with a general of Cao's army named Sun Shucai. Later, the two fell in...
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    Adapting the story of the Battle of Chibi into a screenplay can be a challenging task. The difficulties are mainly manifested in three aspects.
    First, this real historical event happened 1,800 years ago in 208 AD, but it was not until the release of Luo Guanzhong's novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" more than 700 years ago that the story of the Three Kingdoms was widely circulated. However, in order to enhance the drama of the story,...
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    Location Selection

    In fact, the Battle of Chibi took place in Wulin on the north bank of the Yangtze River, where Cao Cao's land and sea bases were located, not in Chibi, on the other side of the river, where Sun and Liu's allied forces were stationed. As for the specific location of the Battle of Chibi, the folk and academic circles have different opinions, and they can't agree. Over the past 1,800 years, the direction and length of the Yangtze River...
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    Props and costumes

    During the filming of the film, the number of the art crew reached more than 1,000 at one point, including technicians, carpenters, bricklayers, tailors, prop engineers, and even shipbuilding workers. After studying the script with director John Woo, Yip first started to design the sketches of the main scenes, because the focus of the film was on these battles, and then drew the renderings. At the same time, Ye Jintian and his team...
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    Investment and Scale

    The production cost of the film "Red Cliff" was 80 million US dollars, or 560 million yuan, which was the largest investment in Chinese-language films so far. When producer Zhang Jiazhen first contacted China Film Group Corporation, Chairman Han Sanping immediately expressed his full support.
    In August 2006, China Film Group and the American Lion Rock Production Company signed a financing and distribution agreement for the film "Red...
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    Filming process

    After nearly three years of preparation and one year of preparatory work, on April 14, 2007, "Red Cliff" was finally officially launched at CCTV's film and television base in Zhuozhou, Hebei. Zhuozhou is only an hour's drive from Beijing. Art director Ye Jintian converted an existing hall in the film and television base into two different interiors. One is the palace of Emperor Xian of the Han Dynasty, Liu Xie, and it is here that the...
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    Battle of Nagasaka

    The Battle of Nagasaka was divided into two parts. The first time happened in Nagasaka Village. Liu Bei's two wives were killed; the general Zhao Yun rescued Liu Bei's youngest son, A Dou. The second time happened on Changban Slope. The generals Guan Yu and Zhang Fei resisted the enemy soldiers while covering the retreat of the common people. In order to play the general Zhao Zilong, Hu Jun trained with action director Lin Dian for...
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    Battle of Sanjiangkou

    In mid-June 2007, Tony Leung Chiu Wai reported to the location of the Battle of Sanjiangkou. For Tony Leung Chiu Wai, the severe test is not only from the hot weather, but also to gallop on a horse wearing a heavy armor. The location there is an open field that was originally a shooting range of the People's Liberation Army. Therefore, except for a few tents temporarily erected by the crew, it was impossible to avoid the scorching sun....
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    Battle of Chibi

    The Battle of Chibi was divided into two parts, one was fought on the river, and the other was fought on the land. According to Zhou Lang and Zhuge Wuhou's fire attack strategy, Jiangdong general Huang Gai led the "fire boat" into Cao Cao's naval camp. Because Cao Cao's warships were linked together, when the wind turned, it suddenly became a sea of ​​fire. Not long after, 2,000 ships were set ablaze. Just to shoot this scene, John Woo...
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    Director Explains

    We have all seen Hollywood blockbusters, and we are all impressed by their grand ideas and breathtaking sound. Various types of Chinese films are also favored by audiences all over the world, including martial arts films, action films and dramas. But there are few Chinese costume epics shot with the technical and artistic techniques of Hollywood blockbusters. Chinese films have always carried the legacy of many Chinese cultures,...
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    Evaluation action

    In terms of actors, the audience not only praised Takeshi Kaneshiro and なかむらしどう, but also praised Lin Chi-ling who played Xiao Qiao, thinking that every smile and smile are full of the charm of Chinese classical women, while Sun Shangxiang is a man. Energetic and very cute. The second episode of the film begins with Taro Iwayo's luxurious and magnificent tune, which seems to be the tone of a Taiga drama produced by Japan's NHK TV...
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