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Red Cliff Part 1 & Part 2 Awesome

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by bakes0310, 10 Oct 2009.

  1. bakes0310


    Joined: 22 Oct 2004

    Posts: 12,720

    Just finished watching it last night, i have to say what a brilliant film. Me and my granfer was gripped by it all the way through. We didnt even care that its subtitles the story was very engrossing and as for the fighting. Well that was just utter brilliance. This film has got to be film of the year in my books even my granfer said that aswell.
    Anyone who aint seen it yet, just go a see it now:D
  2. Frame352

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    Joined: 23 Jun 2007

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    Enjoyed it enough, but only got to see the single feature (where both films were editted and tacked together).
  3. Phatjayunoi


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    Shame the films aren't that historically accurate, as it mixes in elements of the actual history, the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel and some of it's own original stuff, but nevertheless, still quite a good film and makes for quite a comeback for John Woo.

    Good thing that you watched the original 2 part release and not the edited single Western one. You'd miss out on some pretty important parts, especially concerning Part 2 with the whole Zhou Yu's defection plan and Zhuge Liang's "Borrowing of arrows with straw boats" (The boat part never happened in real life, but it is one of the most famous scenarios from the Romance novel).
  4. matt0r


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    Location: Spain

    They were pretty good and it was nice to the see the woo make something decent again. Battle scenes were pretty epic.
  5. molinari


    Joined: 6 Jan 2003

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    Really want to see this. I guess I'll have to buy parts 1 & 2 on DVD from Asia to avoid the cut and pasted western version.
  6. NickK


    Joined: 13 Jan 2003

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    I got this out from my local Blockbuster. A very good film.
  7. Azza


    Joined: 6 Dec 2005

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    Location: Birmingham

    I havn't seen the 'cinema' release of the two parts, but I've seen both parts separate and it is simply stunning. Truly brilliant film(s), you get so immersed into it even though it is a long and big story line it's still great.
  8. matt0r


    Joined: 24 May 2006

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    I have only seen the film in its original 2 parts (yay asia) and so I must ask (with spoiler warnings.) What exactly is missing in the re-edited single version?
  9. Arjun806

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    Same here only seen the original 2 part versions. Saw them quite a while ago now though so I can't remember them properly, how much have they edited the western version?