2. Red Cliff
The meticulously researched Red Cliff
is the most expensive Chinese movie ever made -- and it shows; especially on Blu-ray. The film’s battle sequences are a sight to behold, with thousands of extras waving their swords about in razor-sharp detail. The 2.35:1 transfer captures all the action, with minimal grain marring the epic spectacle. If you want a flawless Blu-ray experience, it’s hard to look past this amazing looking film.
recounts the epic struggle between warring Chinese Dynasties in the 2nd century; as made famous by the 14th century novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms
. It is history writ large, bursting with spectacular battles, stunning cinematography and countless elaborately garbed characters. If you’re a fan of Akira Kurosawa’s Ran
or Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven
, this disc is an essential purchase.