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The Eight Hundred (2020)

Ba bai (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 28 August 2020 (USA)
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From the acclaimed filmmaker behind Mr. Six comes a riveting war epic. In 1937, eight hundred Chinese soldiers fight under siege from a warehouse in the middle of the Shanghai battlefield, completely surrounded by the Japanese army.

Director:

Hu Guan

Writers:

Hu Guan (screenplay by), Rui Ge (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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16 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zhi-zhong Huang ... Lao Hulu (as Zhizhong Huang)
Zhang Junyi Zhang Junyi ... Xiao Hubei
Hao Ou ... Duan Wu
Xiaoguang Hu Xiaoguang Hu ... Hubei Officer
Wu Jiang ... Lao Tie
Yi Zhang ... Old Abacus
Qianyuan Wang ... Yang Guai
Cheng Zhang Cheng Zhang ... Lei Xiong
Siyu Lu Siyu Lu ... Yang Ruifu
Chun Du ... Xie Jinyuan
Vision Wei ... Zhu Shengzhong (as Chen Wei)
En Bai ... Yang Deyu
Youhao Zhang ... Xiao Qiyue
Lu Cao Lu Cao ... Jiang Jing
Yixin Tang ... Yang Huimin
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From the acclaimed filmmaker behind Mr. Six comes a riveting war epic. In 1937, eight hundred Chinese soldiers fight under siege from a warehouse in the middle of the Shanghai battlefield, completely surrounded by the Japanese army.

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Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Originally scheduled to premiere June 15, 2019, but called off one day earlier, citing 'technical difficulty', with premiere date unannounced. Media argued the cancellation was due to producers' lack of political sensitivity. This year marked 70th anniversary of Communist Party victory against the Nationalists. The producer company's stock price also fell by 8% the day the premiere was called off. See more »

Goofs

When the journalists are setting-up their cameras in front of the warehouse, several news outlets are being named. One of them is AFP (Agence France-Presse) but the company was only created 7 years later in 1944. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original cut set to be premiered in 2019's Shanghai International Film Festival is 160-minutes long. The re-censored version, which got finally released in 2020, is only 147-minute, with many replaced shots and multiple scenes blown-up and cropped. See more »

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Okay War Movie With Too much Shouting And Over The Top Acting
11 December 2020 | by PehPehFooSee all my reviews

Writing this review in Point Form.

My grumble with this film:

  • Too much shouting and over the top acting BUT otherwise a watchable war film that recounts the ''Defense of Sihang Warehouse in 1937 Shanghai''.


  • Some of the character dialogue scenes are hard to follow.


  • I heard there is a 1976 version released in Taiwan, Have yet to see that one. I might do so just to cross references the events from 2 different perspective, CCP or China Communist Party and Republic Of Taiwan.


What I like and learnt from this film: Gritty, Raw, Unfiltered violence film on IMAX camera. Before watching, I have never heard of the Defense of Sihang Warehouse in 1937 Shanghai. After watching it, did a readup on wikipedia, realised most of the stuff did happen.


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Country:

China

Language:

Chinese | Japanese | English

Release Date:

28 August 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Eight Hundred See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,161, 30 August 2020

Gross USA:

$372,755

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$461,341,525
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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