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It's A.D. 208 China. Rival states Shu and Wu join hands against their common enemy, the evil and ambitious General Cao Cao of the Wei kingdom, but are seriously outnumbered by his million-strong army. But with the charismatic leadership of Gen. Zhou Yu (Tony Leung), the perfect strategy of scholar Zhuge Liang (Takeshi Kaneshiro), and the support of emperor Sun Quan (Chang Chen), they manage to declare a small victory. While Cao Cao scoffs at this as no big deal, it adds fuel to his fury.
- As of the release of "Red Cliff," the movie is the most expensive Asian film made to date - $80 million USD.
- "Red Cliff" is based on the epic "Battle of Red Cliffs" in 208 AD (China's Three Kingdom period).
- One scene alone involved 2,000 actors & crew.
- Related titles:
- Red Cliff 2 (2009)
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