Monday, 31 May 2010

Spriggsblog Goes To The Movies

I watched this a couple of evenings ago -- "Red Cliff" by John Woo and wow it's good.  Think "Lord Of The Rings" set in mediaeval China (but with a little bit less magic).

The problem that i had with it, though -- it was originally released, in China, in two parts.  Four hours long.  The DVD i bought was the condensed North American version ( two hours, forty minutes).  I found it a bit confusing at times, in the battle scenes i couldn't always tell who was who, plus there was a difficulty with all of those completely alien Chinese names.  But i have the same problem with the novels of Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy.

An extraordinary film nonetheless and highly recommended

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