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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

A varázsló és a fehér kígyó  »

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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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Actor Jet Li complained that this was his most tiring role to date because he had to hold back every punch against his opponents (mostly women with no martial art background) while they went all out on him. 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 Legend of the Snake Spirits (2001) See more »

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Performed by Raymond Lam And Eva Huang
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A must see for the genre
16 November 2011 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

When I saw the preview to The Sorcerer and the White Snake I knew I had to see it. If you're a fan of movies like "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon", "House of Flying Daggers" and "A Chinese Love Story" then you need to give this movie a go! The one fall back in this movie is the CGI work, but I'm sure the producers are also less than happy. The movie had AMAZING potential if the special effects were at a high production value. With that being said, the story line is heart warming and easy to fall in love it, a classic tale of the forbidden love between humans and demons. At the end of this movie you could feel a slight bit of joy and sadness rolled up into one.

Make an effort to look past the bad CGI (which mind you could still be a lot worse), and you could have a movie in your library that you fully intend to revisit.


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