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Red Cliff II (2009)

Chi bi: Jue zhan tian xia (original title)
Second and final part of epic tale about a legendary battle that changed the course of China history.


John Woo


John Woo (screenplay), Khan Chan (screenplay) (as Chan Khan) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Zhou Yu (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Zhuge Liang
Fengyi Zhang ... Cao Cao
Chen Chang ... Sun Quan
Wei Zhao ... Sun Shangxiang
Jun Hu ... Zhao Yun
Chi-Ling Lin ... Xiao Qiao
Shidô Nakamura ... Gan Xing
Yong You Yong You ... Liu Bei
Baasanjav Mijid Baasanjav Mijid ... Guan Yu
Yong Hou Yong Hou ... Lu Su
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chang Hai Chen Chang Hai Chen ... Qin Seng
Yu Gui Cui Yu Gui Cui ... Xu Chu
Nicole Dionne ... Xiao Qiao (voice)
Xiang Rui Fu Xiang Rui Fu ... Baby Dou


In this sequel to Red Cliff, Chancellor Cao Cao convinces Emperor Xian of the Han to initiate a battle against the two Kingdoms of Shu and Wu, who have become allied forces, against all expectations. Red Cliff will be the site for the gigantic battle. Written by Rene Guillot

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When Pit first takes an arrow after learning that Sun Shangxiang was Piggy, the arrow is clearly in the middle of the second layer of his armor, yet on the next shot, the arrow is now in the top layer of the armor. See more »


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Red cliff 2!
10 January 2009 | by helmuttySee all my reviews

The final battle is here! It continues from where it last stop. It also shows flashbacks to those who forget the story of part one. There is still John Woo's slow motion. There is a big epic battle, probably the biggest battle scene you have ever seen in a Chinese movie. But, somehow, I am slightly disappointed with it. I guess I would have expected more in the battle scene or at least, a better showdown with the two characters (I can't say who) at the last part. Despite the minor thing, it is still good as I am entertained with the intensity in it.

The story: It continues where the part one stops. As they are all getting ready for the last major war, you don't expect to see much characters' development. You get to expect to see cunning tricks played by both sides. As the first part, there is some humour in it. The battle scene is probably one of the best battle scenes I have seen. It is unlike other Chinese war movies and probably Hollywood ones too, the battle is extended and long. In other war movies, you just see cuts of the battle. Acting is still good with some of their humorous face expressions.

Overall: Everyone should give Red cliff a watch. It is unique, different from other war movies. Those, who watched the first part, obviously should watch this too. I will wait for the box set DVD featuring both movies in. The first movie DVD has no special features.

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Release Date:

20 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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