An epic film based on the legendary Battle of Red Cliff, in which a force of 50,000 defeated an army of nearly 1 million. In the final days of the Han Dynasty, a shrewd convinced the fickle Emperor that the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of unprecedented scale. Left with no other hope for survival, the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu formed an unlikely alliance. Numerous battles of strength and wit culminated in the epic battle of Red Cliff.