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RED CLIFF

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RED CLIFF

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 147m 45s

Release date 12/06/2009

BBFCInsight Contains strong battle violence

Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Drama

Director(s) John Woo

Cast includes Chen Chang, Yong Ho, Jun Hu, Tong Jiang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Chilling Lin, Shido Nakamura, Wei Zhau

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were compulsory. To obtain this category cuts of 0m 3s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 02/06/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

RED CLIFF is a subtitled Chinese (Mandarin) period action drama set in China when China was divided into the 'Three Kingdoms' (220 AD to 280 AD).

Violence

There are some epic battle scenes in which soldiers are armed with swords or spears and shields, charging and slashing on foot or horseback. Fiery canon balls are hurled into the enemy. Flaming boats are used to ram enemy ships. There are frequent sword stabs and slashes which result in blood spurts flying into the air and hitting the camera lens. There are some images of men on fire and many explosions.

There is a lengthy sex scene featuring the sight of bare flesh.

Cuts information

Company was required to remove a shot of a cruel and dangerous horsefall (a horse being tripped and falling forward, rolling over on its neck). Cut required in accordance with the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937.

Details

Title
RED CLIFF
Also known as
CHI BI
Year
2009
Distributor(s)
Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Classified date(s)
27/04/2009
Main language
Mandarin
Submitted run time
147m 48s
Approved footage
13296+14
BBFC reference
AFF255657
Registration number
CFJ19057
Remarks
Subtitled

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