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Painted Skin (2008)

Hua pi (original title)
An action-thriller centered on a vampire-like woman who eats the skins and hearts of her lovers.

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Cast

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Xiao Wei
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Pei Rong
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General Wang Sheng
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Pang Yong
Li Sun ...
Xia Bing
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Demon Xiao Yi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Tan An-Ye ...
Da Dao
Kim-Fai Che
Min-Yu Chen ...
Maid #1
Ke Cheng
Kwok-Ping Choi
Xiao Cong ...
Jing Ping
Qu Da-Lei ...
Ding Yi
Xiao-Yi Dai ...
Young lady
Zhang Gang
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Storyline

Where there is trouble, there is solution. This time, the troubles comes from two myth spirits that take the form of a human. Disguise in human skin and clothes, the two continues to take the heart of human to stay alive and young. But one of them leads to the wrong path and fall in love with a married man. What will happen to the live of this man and his wife after saving the her from the barbarians? Written by Kimberly

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The battle for an empire begins.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

25 September 2008 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Wa Pei  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Hong Kong's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »

Goofs

All mail armor in this film is made with the the mail going vertically rather than sideways. This would make the armor less effective, as it spreads the ring pattern open, making it easier to penetrate. All historical examples of mail armor have the ring pattern going from side to side for this reason. See more »

Connections

Remake of Hua pi zhi: Yin yang fa wang (1993) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Good entertainment, not scary at all.
28 October 2009 | by (China) – See all my reviews

From what I can remember, the actual story was not really about love. It was just another ghost story in that famous book. Unlike those typical scary ghost movies, this movie is more about love.

The music was Hollywood like. It has been a few days since I watched it. So I can't call it fantastic or not. Actually, the whole movie felt so different than those typical Chinese movie, the color, the sceneries, etc, they look very western.

The costumes look exotic, and colorful. I didn't know that the Lizard man actually was a lizard until after I watched the DVD extra. The make-up artists could have made his face and body more lizard like. And when Xiao wei turned all white at the end of the movie, her face reminds me of the Japanese movie "Grudge". Chinese ghosts typically don't look like that according to the traditional Chinese cultures.

Zhao Wei was excellent. I have seen her in other movies. She is entirely different in this movie.


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