RED CLIFF: The Yin Yang Formation

February 14th, 2009 | researchmaterial

Much as I love history and admire the early films of John Woo, I had no real interest in seeing RED CLIFF. Until I found this sequence (broken into two videos):

6 Responses to “RED CLIFF: The Yin Yang Formation”

  1. I love how they go through all the careful work to trap them…and then still fight them one on one. Awesome.

  2. Holy mackerel.

  3. Well worth a watch it is, still waiting for part 2 to come out on DVD/BluRay because part 1 of the film doesn’t even get to the actual battle of Red Cliffs. And part 1 is two hours long.

  4. Red Cliffs Part 1 is an amazing film. Basically every scene with Guan Yu is pure gold, and makes me want to re-read…well, *finish* the Romance of the Three Kingdoms books.

  5. Only the Chinese could take a concept like the Phalanx an turn it into something this ridiculously and epically elaborate.

  6. I just wish they’d gotten Chow Yun-fat in the cast as had been originally intended. Still, anything with Guan Yu kicking a stack of asses has my vote.