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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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White Snake (as Eva Huang)
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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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Toad
Wu Jiang ...
Tortoise (voice)
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Herb Picker
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Fox Demon
Tat-Ming Cheung ...
Neng Ren (voice)
Li Dan ...
Fahai's Demon Hunter
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Storyline

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:

Bai she chuan shuo  »

Box Office

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 »

Quotes

Xu Xian: Can meet with you, I don't what good luck had struck me. Just because of your single kiss I believe that the wheels of fate had turned. Just because of that moment, the moment was filled with sweet and happiness. From now on, every minute and every moment, I will protect you always and let you happy for life.
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Version of Bai she zhuan (1962) See more »

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Performed by Raymond Lam And Eva Huang
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Wonderful, Magical Movie!
27 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I simply loved the magical moves and powers displayed in this movie. I thought they were very imaginative and just spectacular! These kind of movies spark the imagination and, I believe, are more than worth watching, just for that. The fight sequences were some of the best I've ever seen. That alone would have been enough to make a very good movie. But the romance was perfect too! As I was watching it, I just kept thinking, "Oh my goodness, this is so awesome! This is the best movie I've ever seen, so far!" The only reason I give it a 9 and not 10/10 is the ending. So as not to spoil anything I will only say that I understand why they ended it the way they did, and in a way that is perfect for the kind of movie they were trying to make, so you might indeed like it, but that part was not perfect for me.


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