• Tony Leung Chiu-Wai in “Red Cliff”

After 16 years in Hollywood, Hong Kong action auteur John Woo made his triumphant return to Asian production with the two-part Chinese historical war epic Red Cliff, the first half of which was the most expensive and most successful film in Asia, ever, on its release last year.

The Western release, a condensed version that combines the two parts, has a free preview screening Monday 11/16 at Landmark’s Century Centre.