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The Sorcerer and the White Snake -- A sorcerer fights for the soul of a young physician who has fallen in love with a woman whose true identity is that of Madame White Snake, a thousand-year-old snake demon.

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28 September 2011 (China) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Totally awesome CGI wrapped around an ancient fairytale of true love that knows no bounds... See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jet Li ... Abott Fahai

Shengyi Huang ... White Snake (as Eva Huang)
Raymond Lam ... Xu Xian

Charlene Choi ... Green Snake

Zhang Wen ... Neng Ren

Vivian Hsu ... Ice Harpy
Miriam Chin Wah Yeung ... Rabbit (voice)
Kar-Ying Law ... Mysterious Herbalist
Suet Lam ... Chicken (voice)

Chapman To ... Toad
Wu Jiang ... Tortoise (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gao Hai Bo ... Herb Picker
Yin You Can ... Fox Demon
Tat-Ming Cheung ... Neng Ren (voice: Cantonese)
Li Dan ... Fahai's Demon Hunter
Han Dong ... Herb Picker
Son Wian Jia ... Fox Demon
Hong Jie ... Herb Picker
Kong Wen Juan ... Female Bat Demon
Zheng Wen Jun ... Fahai's Demon Hunter
Wang Sheng Li ... Fahai's Demon Hunter
Bai Hai Long ... Fahai's Demon Hunter
Wei Lu ... Fox Demon
Li Man Man ... Fox Demon
Wang Yi Nian ... Monkey
Xu Ning ... Herb Picker
Soi Cheang Pou-Soi ... Tortoise (voice: Cantonese)
Li Ei Qian ... Female Bat Demon
Hu Rai ... Fox Demon
Chen Ran ... Fox Demon
Ning Ge Cai Rong ... Herb Picker
Angela Ton ... Cat
Michelle Wai ... Female Bat Demon
Jiayin Wang ... Female Bat Demon
Zhao Si Wen ... Fox Demon
Zi Ye ... Fox Demon
Wang Jia Yin ... Female Bat Demon
Fang Zi Yuan ... Fox Demon

Alfred Hsing ... Monk (uncredited)
Sonija Kwok ... Bu Ming (uncredited)

Directed by
Siu-Tung Ching 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tan Cheung 

Produced by
Bo-Chu Chui .... producer
Chi Wan Tse .... line producer (as Tse Chi Wan)
 
Original Music by
Mark Lui 
 
Cinematography by
Kwok-Man Keung 
 
Film Editing by
Angie Lam 
 
Art Direction by
Tao Zhai  (as Zhai Tao)
 
Costume Design by
William Chang 
 
Production Management
Wei Ming Kang .... assistant production manager (as Kang Wei Ming)
Angie Lam .... post-production manager
Carme Lee .... assistant production manager
Yue Ma .... production manager (as Ma Yue)
Hsui Chen Tsai .... assistant production manager (as Tsai Hsui Chen)
Yibing Wang .... production manager (as Wang Yi Bing)
Bai Rui Zhang .... unit production manager (as Zhang Bai Rui)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicky Shih .... assistant director
 
Art Department
William Chang .... set designer
Yu Chen .... assistant art director (as Chen Yu Ye)
Hui Bin Gong .... set construction manager (as Gong Hui Bin)
Liang Huang .... assistant art director (as Huang Liang)
Peng Ji .... assistant art director (as Ji Peng)
He Song Ju .... art department assistant (as Ju He Song)
Yun Peng Peng .... art department assistant (as Peng Yun Peng)
Qi Chao Sun .... art department assistant (as Sun Qi Chao)
Fa Wang .... art department assistant (as Wang Fa)
Kai Xi Wang .... art department assistant (as Wang Kai Xi)
Guang Han Zhang .... assistant art director (as Zhang Guang Han)
Yi Zhang .... art department assistant (as Zhang Yi)
Chun Gang Zhao .... props master (as Zhao Chun Gang)
Yu Zheng .... assistant art director (as Zheng Yu)
 
Visual Effects by
Po Yan Chan .... compositing sequence supervisor
Tae-hun Kim .... visual effects supervisor
Ken Law .... visual effects supervisor
Wai-ho Law .... visual effects
Chuang Niu .... visual effects artist
Hee Jung Ryu .... visual effects executive producer
Eddy Wong .... visual effects
Yak Hong Yung .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Siu-Tung Ching .... action coordinator
Kyle Shapiro .... stunts (as Shapiro Kyle Lawrence)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Man Kit Chow .... assistant costume supervisor (as Chow Man Kit)
Jin-Hua Gu .... costume coordinator (as Gu Jin Hua)
Pik Kwan Lee .... costume supervisor (as Lee Pik Kwan)
Qui Juan Liang .... costume assistant (as Liang Qui Juan)
Bo Liu .... assistant costume supervisor (as Liu Bo)
Jin Shui Liu .... costume assistant (as Liu Jin Shui)
Ka Han Liu .... costume assistant (as Liu Ka Han)
Lian Yu Shi .... costume assistant (as Shi Lian Yu)
Yan Bing Sun .... costume assistant (as Sun Yan Bing)
Chun Xin Wang .... costume assistant (as Wang Chun Xin)
Jing Fang Ye .... costume assistant (as Ye Jing Fang)
Ya Jun Zhang .... costume assistant (as Zhang Ya Jun)
Xiao Lin Zhu .... costume assistant (as Zhu Xiao Lin)
 
Editorial Department
Al Hansen .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Transportation Department
Yong Hong Guo .... transport captain (as Guo Yong Hong)
Xan Hua Li .... transport captain (as Li Xan Hua)
Ji Guang Zhou .... transport captain (as Zhou Ji Guang)
 
Other crew
Jing Bai .... on-set manager (as Bai Jing Min)
Hai Du .... location manager (as Du Hai)
Lin Fu .... production assistant (as Fu Lin)
Ji Cheng Gao .... location manager (as Gao Ji Cheng)
Xue Song Gao .... production assistant (as Gao Xue Song)
Rinee Ge .... continuity
Alfred Hsing .... assistant: Jet Li
Yong Jie Ji .... production assistant (as Ji Yong Jie)
Ka Leng Lai .... assistant: Tony Ching (as Lai Ka Leng)
Bin Qi .... location manager (as Qi Bin)
Wan Bao Qui .... production assistant (as Qui Wan Bao)
Zheng Wei Shi .... production assistant (as Shi Zheng Wei)
Xu Feng Sun .... on-set manager (as Sun Xu Feng)
Bo Wang .... production assistant (as Wang Bo)
Dong Lin Wang .... production assistant (as Wang Dong Lin)
Jin Qi Wang .... production assistant (as Wang Jin Qi)
Rong Xa .... assistant continuity (as Xa Rong)
Huan Yu Xu .... production assistant (as Xu Huan Yu)
Zi Yang .... presenter
WenQian Yu .... production coordinator (as Kiki Yu)
Xiao Mei Yu .... assistant continuity (as Yu Xiao Mei)
Jun Jie Zhao .... location manager (as Zhao Jun Jie)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bai she chuan shuo" - China (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and sensuality
Runtime:
China:100 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Madam White Snake (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
PromiseSee more »

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Totally awesome CGI wrapped around an ancient fairytale of true love that knows no bounds..., 14 February 2013
Author: Victor YC Ong from Singapore

This is a touching story of the 'Romeo and Juliet' kind...albeit with a major fantasy twist and an ending that is bittersweet. Strongly recommended for anyone who loves love stories, plus a heady combination of martial arts, magical powers, fairies, vampires and beautiful cinematography.

Award-winning movie superstar Jet Li plays the role of a stern but compassionate master monk battling to save humans from being devoured by demons. The master monk tries to protect a naive TCM physician (played by Hong Kong's hunky star Raymond Lam) from a thousand-year-old White Snake (Eva Huang) who had transformed herself into a beautiful woman, and mayhem ensues.

Speaking of which, the CGI and other special effects utilized in the movie are simply gorgeous. The sense of realism derived from this ancient fairytale is enlivened by the use of modern cinematic tools. Too bad there isn't a 3D stereoscopic version...sniff! Apart from the super dooper Kungfu moves (of course), the massive scenes involving tsunami, storms and other super forces of nature conjured up during battles between the master monk and the various demons (including vampires) are show-stoppers in themselves already. And, we have not even included the stellar cast of actors and actresses, ranging from Eva Huang (Stephen Chow's Kungfu Hustle), Wen Zhang (Stephen Chow's record-breaking box office hit Journey to the West - Conquering the Demons), Charlene Choi (Hong Kong's highly popular pop duo Twins) to Vivian Hsu (Taiwan's well-known singer, model and actress).

For fans of The Forbidden Kingdom (Jackie Chan and Jet Li), Reign of Assassins (directed by John Woo, title song by BBC World Music award winner Sa Ding Ding, and starring Michelle Yeoh) and Storm Warriors (directed by Pang Brothers and starring Aaron Kwok and Ekin Cheng), you shall be delighted by this fantastic fantasy movie...pardon the pun.

See the extended trailer (over 6 mins) on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKNxI0IqAfM

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