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(2008)

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John Woo: [White dove] A white dove was released to fly over to Cao Cao's base.
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This movie had been divided in two parts for the theatrical release in the Asian market. The American release will be the condensed version of these two parts. The reason given was that the Asian viewers are more familiar with the characters and their exploits while the western viewers might be confused with the numerous characters and their similar names (therefore keeping it simple for the US market).
The film makers received help from the Chinese Army who lent them approximately 1500 soldiers to play extras and build roads.
During post-production, a 23-year-old stuntman was killed when fire broke out after a small boat rammed into a larger warship, while filming miniatures.
John Woo's first Chinese film since 1992.
Yun-Fat Chow was originally selected for the role of Zhou Yu, and had even earlier been considered for the role of Liu Bei. However, he pulled out just as shooting began. Chow explained that he received a revised script a week earlier and was not given sufficient time to prepare, but producer Terence Chang disputed this, saying that he could not work with Chow because the film's Hollywood insurer opposed 73 clauses in Chow's contract.
With an estimated budget of US$80 million, this is the most expensive Asian-financed film to date.
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Ken Watanabe was originally selected for the role of Cao Cao. According to a report, some Chinese fans voiced objections over the choice as they felt that it was inappropriate for a Japanese actor to portray an important Chinese historical figure. The report claimed that the protests influenced the decision of John Woo, who eventually chose Fengyi Zhang for the role.
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Shooting was held at a film studio in Beijing, as well as in Hebei province, where naval warfare was staged at two working reservoirs.
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Tony Chiu-Wai Leung had previously turned down the role of Zhuge Liang, as he was exhausted after filming Lust, Caution (2007). He offered to rejoin the cast because of the urgency of the matter.
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John Woo said that this film differed from other films based on the Three Kingdoms, including story-based dramas and San guo zhi jian long xie jia (2008), because it "brings out more humane stories tangled with the characters' psychology and life events."
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John Woo: [Two Guns] In this case, it was two swords, as the movie takes place in 208 A.D. Zhou Yu and Prime Minister Cao Cao each hold a sword to the others throat in John Woo's trademark "Mexican Standoff" image.
John Woo: [Two Guns] One battle scene features Zhao Yun wielding two swords at once.
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