Three Kingdoms is a Chinese television series adapted from Luo Guanzhong's classical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Directed by Gao Xixi, the 95 episodes long series has a budget of over 100 million RMB and was released in May 2010.
both shows based on political strategies....nirvana in fire is visually more appealing and the story line is complementing the the overall gist of the show, indeed a epic show.....whereas three kingdom is pretty good too but with the quite long progression of the story,,
both representing the same era...... three kingdom is detailed and started from the beginning of all the strife... however in the movie there is focus on the battle of red cliff.
red cliff is one of the best historical asian movies...three kingdoms is also pretty good.
Really good historical drama, I must admit I was already very interested in this time period prior to it. Younger, I had been playing a video game about the three kingdoms, and it's just a pleasure to get to see all these epic characters on screen and with so many episodes.
Btw you mostly watch it for the plot and the characters... battle scenes aren't incredible at all, most of the action scenes are just cut into small frames of action. Definitely not the strongest point of the drama, but, the spirit is there.
I'm not the biggest fan of the "Three Kingdoms' " Ost (songs and instrumentales), but I have to admit that it was well appropriate for war/tragic scenes! So yes for this drama the pieces of music were just perfect and made the scenes even more memorable ;D
Liu Bei: Doesn't Cao Cao have that famous saying?
Liu Bei: He said, "I'd rather betray the world than let the world betray me."
Liu Bei: I have a saying too.
Liu Bei: "I'd rather the world betray me, but I won't betray the world."