John Woo's amazing epic period drama Red Cliff is a major accomplishment. The film is visually stunning and makes clear China's historic battle by detailing the strategies of war. It runs at approx. 4 1/2 hours and is shown in 2 parts on 2 discs. Almost as epic is the fascinating bonus documentary, Making of Red Cliff. (Running at approx. 2 1/2 hrs., it is perhaps second only to Eleanor Coppola's Heart of Darkness: The Making of Apocalypse Now, where problematic similarities include: main actor changes, weather issues, tiger issues etc.) Other extras include storyboards, plus storyboarded sequences and an extensive interview with masterful director John Woo. This gorgeous and innovative epic is highly recommended for fans of film, history, period war battles, and of course John Woo.