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Re: Red Cliff (Film) Discussion Thread

Unread postby ZhangRen » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:43 pm

The western release was 140 something minutes long, while the asian release, part 1 140 minutes long, part 2 140 minutes long, I wonder if the asian release one is on sale in west, hmmmmm
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Re: Red Cliff (Film) Discussion Thread

Unread postby Zhuanyong » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:43 pm

ZhangRen wrote:The western release was 140 something minutes long, while the asian release, part 1 140 minutes long, part 2 140 minutes long, I wonder if the asian release one is on sale in west, hmmmmm


You can easily buy it on Amazon (I did about a year ago) for cheap. Just make sure you get the one titled - International release Part I & II. I just checked and the DVD costs $12.99 and Blu-ray costs $17.99.

If you don't mind reading subtitles and listening to Mandarin, then have at it because it is not in English. I rather enjoyed the film for what it was worth. You'll find that a lot of the plot based parts were severly watered down for the Western release.
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Re: Red Cliff (Film) Discussion Thread

Unread postby ZhangRen » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:14 pm

I saw the western release and it was quite good, but I imagine the Asian release will be much better(and longer), i'll probably get sometime over the next few weeks... why do they cut films, damn you film editors!!
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Re: Red Cliff (Film) Discussion Thread

Unread postby Zhuanyong » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:20 pm

ZhangRen wrote:why do they cut films


To appease the general Western audience.

For example, my wife will watch just about any wuxia film or kung-fu martial arts film I have. But a film like Red Cliff she wouldn't for two reasons -- 1) It's too long and 2) Does not feel like reading subtitles for that amount of time or in general.
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Re: Red Cliff (Film) Discussion Thread

Unread postby ZhangRen » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:32 am

I ordered it, got it from play.com for about £6, not too shabby...
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Re: Red Cliff (Film) Discussion Thread

Unread postby Lord Yang Jiahua » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:12 pm

ZhangRen wrote:The western release was 140 something minutes long, while the asian release, part 1 140 minutes long, part 2 140 minutes long, I wonder if the asian release one is on sale in west, hmmmmm
I saw the eastern release first before the movie ever came to theaters here in the U.S and despite some of the inaccuracies on events i liked it much better than the western one. Weird thing was is i showed the eastern version to my Chinese class after the western version had come out, they were all totally shocked to see how much more there was to the story, so grab some popcorn and about 4 hours of your day and enjoy man :) .
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Re: Red Cliff (Film) Discussion Thread

Unread postby Mitsunari » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:41 pm

I just purchased Red Cliff 1 & 2 off eBay for a staggeringly cheap £4.35! Can't wait to see no.2. :D
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Re: Red Cliff (Film) Discussion Thread

Unread postby Shen Ai » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:15 am

While I disliked portions of the film, I like how it focussed on Zhou Yu, much more than it did on Zhuge Liang. Most times you can't get Zhuge Liang off the screen in a historical film.
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Re: Red Cliff (Film) Discussion Thread

Unread postby xiaotuanzi » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:56 am

it is going to 100% historical
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Re: Red Cliff (Film) Discussion Thread

Unread postby Aventador951 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:10 am

ZhangRen wrote:I saw the western release and it was quite good, but I imagine the Asian release will be much better(and longer), i'll probably get sometime over the next few weeks... why do they cut films, damn you film editors!!


They usually cut films because the movie's too long to viewed in one time - the same went with Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows. I think the film editors are pretty good at doing this: they make you want to watch the second film.

I watched a bit of the first part (on TV, luckily) and it seemed pretty interesting, but the fighting seemed pretty dull. Movements were slow and they mainly concentrated on the "pros"- namely Zhao Zilong. I think I've been watching too much kung fu where everything seems to be in a blur, but I will admit that Guan Yu's crescent moon blade is pretty goddamn heavy. I don't think it was all historically correct. After all, I'm pretty sure that "borrowing 100 000 arrows" ruse was fictional.

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Ooh, the second part's on tonight, gotta watch that.
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