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The Emperor and the White Snake (2011)
"Bai she chuan shuo" (original title)

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A master monk tries to protect a naive young physician from a thousand-year-old snake demon. A contest of psychic powers results in mayhem.

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Neng Ren
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Ice Harpy
Miriam Yeung Chin Wah ...
Rabbit (voice)
Kar-Ying Law ...
Mysterious Herbalist
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Wu Jiang ...
Tortoise (voice)
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Fox Demon
Tat-Ming Cheung ...
Neng Ren (voice)
Li Dan ...
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Action director Ching Siu-Tung helms this fantasy film based on an old Chinese legend about an herbalist who falls in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake disguised as a woman. Jet Li stars as a sorcerer who discovers her true identity and battles to save the man's soul. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and sensuality | See all certifications »

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28 September 2011 (China)  »

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Bai she chuan shuo  »

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Budget:

HKD 200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,530 (USA) (8 February 2013)

Gross:

$18,445 (USA) (8 March 2013)
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In an interview with the entire cast of the movie, Jet Li mentioned that he got tricked into accepting the role. The producer supposedly convinced him that he didn't have to fight a lot, but it turned out to be the opposite. See more »

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White Snake: Before I saw you I meditated for a thousand years, but those thousand years are worth less than a moment with you.
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Version of Bai she zhuan (1962) See more »

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Beautiful, one of Jet Li's best
11 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After reading some lukewarm and scalding reviews, I was going to pass on this movie. I'm so glad I didn't. While I see the flaws that some reviewers point out, the CGI and fantasy settings were so beautiful and Jet Li's fight sequences so breathtakingly spectacular, that I loved this movie!! Jet Li played the powerful sorcerer-monk to perfection with that inner-calm thing he does so well. The magical and majestic action sequences had me cheering and rewinding several times. They were fresh, unusual and epic. This is now one of my favorite Jet Li movies and I'm already a huge fan.

I loved the fabled-love story thing as well. The characters were likable, including the green and white snakes and I found myself rooting for them. As a chick who loves romantic, fantasy martial arts, this was a beautiful blend of what I love most in a movie.

Just beautiful!


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