Though the 61st Cannes Film Festival has been officially closed on Sunday, May 25, the effect of the special event still exists. Following the screening of Chinese epic battle movie at the film fest, a Cannes promo reel for "Red Cliff" has leaked to the virtual world. The 9-minutes video exposes the great battle sequences of the two-part war film.
Though the video posted below was not in a high definition format, it still manages to show clearly what to expect from the John Woo-directed film. The clips compiled within focuses on the preparation of the grand-scale battle and the epic battle itself. Other than the battle scenes, the Chinese language footages that are accompanied with English subtitle also gives glimpses of the story behind the war.
From the renowned director of "Mission: Impossible II" and "Face/Off", "Red Cliff" tells the story of the legendary Battle of Red Cliff, a war ignited by one man and managed to change Chinese history forever. Starring Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Fengyi, Chang Chen and Vicki Zhao among others, the movie is scheduled to be released in July in selected territories but it still doesn't have exact release date for the North American market yet.
"Red Cliff" - Bootleg Cannes Promo Reel: