Film #217: RED CLIFF (International Version)
Red Cliff (International Version)
5 out of 5 stars
Another re-watch. A truly epic film that easily ranks up there with flicks like BRAVEHEART or even LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. Imagine vistas with literally thousands of extras fighting in some of the most visceral battle sequences on film. Yeah, it’s that good. The cast is exemplary and the environments (both practical & CG) are stupendous and seamless. RED CLIFF is easily one of the greatest war films of all time. However… the run time is LONG at nearly 5 hours and there is a LOT of character building and setup. Western audiences may find the pace too slow, but there is a “theatrical” version available that is considerably shorter. But… don’t sell yourself short and make the investment and see this two-part international version. I LOVED this and it ranks up there with some of my favorite films of all time.