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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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Wu Jiang ...
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Fox Demon
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Neng Ren (voice)
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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)  »

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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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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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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 Green Snake (1993) See more »

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Promise
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Not for martial arts fans
29 April 2012 | by (Belfast) – See all my reviews

I'm a big Jet Li fan and I have to say that this is just very disappointing on all fronts. Giving this 4/10 is being generous.

This is a very childish fantasy story with poor plot and dialogue and vulgar CGI effects. I'm not against fantasy in martial arts but this should probably have been a PG rating. At least this would have given some indication of the level we're aiming at here. A randomly picked episode of Monkey would contain a better execution of fantasy, martial arts, character development and (for my money) special effects... and that was made in the late 70's.

The love story was probably the most successful part of this movie. You have been warned - Here be CGI Snakes!


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