In an age of turmoil, heroes will rise. . . It is the end of the 2nd Century and China is in a state of turmoil. The land is divided by warlords and the country is facing famine, droughts, and invasion from bordering tribes. On top of the problems the country is facing, Zhang Jiao and his brothers begin to rebel against the Han, while advocating the arrival of a new era, the era of the “Yellow Dragon,” implying that if people followed him, they would lead prosperous lives. Thousands of desperate villagers flocked to follow Zhang Jiao as they raided government offices and plundered towns and villages alike in protest of heavy taxation, wearing only a “yellow turban” on their heads. As their strengths and numbers grew, the “Yellow Turbans” overthrew some of the Imperial Court’s best generals and strongest forces. Concerned for their capital in Luo Yang and for the Han empire, the Imperial Court immediately constructed an “alliance” by requesting volunteers across the country to settle the rebellion. Three distinct generals were recruited – Liu Bei, Cao Cao, and Sun Jian. Together with their own officers, the Yellow Turban rebellion was quickly laid to rest and each of the men involved immediately gained popularity and power with the people. As their powers grew, however, each continued to seek more control of their territories and to unite all of China under one rule. One fought for hegemony. One fought for ambition. One fought for righteousness. Veteran officers and generals who shared the same visions swarmed under each leader. These stalwart souls waged war across the vast expanse of the land and, like blood thirsty demons, cut down any and all that stood in their way. Thus, the romance of the Three Kingdoms begins . .
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In 1995, CCTV produced a television adaptation of the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It was a 84-part series with 44-minute long episodes.
The whole series took a 1000-strong production group four years to complete, and recruited over 400,000 civilian participants, including divisions of the PLA. Most of the dialogues used were adapted directly from the novel and extensive battle scenes were live-acted to a breathtaking scale. It was CCTV’s most expensive television series to date.
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Broadcasted – 1995
Genre – Historical/Drama
Writers – Guanzhong Luo (novel)
Country – China
Audio – Mandarin
Subtitles – English [hardsub]
Episode Run Time – 44Min
Total Episodes – 84
Status – Completed [84/84]
Links – wikipedia