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The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011) More at IMDbPro »Bai she chuan shuo (original title)

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The Sorcerer and the White Snake -- Jet Li stars as a sorcerer monk in this epic special effects fantasy film based on a Chinese legend.
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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Release Date:
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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4 nominations See more »
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Beautiful, one of Jet Li's best See more (31 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:
Hailong Bai ... Fahai's Demon Hunter
Pou-Soi Cheang ... Tortoise (voice: Cantonese) (as Soi Cheang Pou-Soi)
Ran Chen ... Fox Demon
Tat-Ming Cheung ... Neng Ren (voice: Cantonese)
Ziyuan Fang ... Fox Demon
Hai Bo Gao ... Herb Picker
Dong Han ... Herb Picker
Jie Hong ... Herb Picker
Rui Hu ... Fox Demon
Qianqian Kong ... Female Bat Demon (as Wen Juan Kong)
Dan Li ... Fahai's Demon Hunter
En Qian Li ... Female Bat Demon
Man Man Li ... Fox Demon
Cai-Rang Ning-Ge ... Herb Picker
Wenjia Song ... Fox Demon
Angela Ying-Ying Tong ... Cat
Michelle Wai ... Female Bat Demon
Jiayin Wang ... Female Bat Demon
Shengli Wang ... Fahai's Demon Hunter
Yi Nan Wang ... Monkey
Lu Wei ... Fox Demon
Ning Xu ... Herb Picker
Youchen Yin ... Fox Demon
Wenjun Zhang ... Fahai's Demon Hunter
Siwen Zhao ... Fox Demon
Ye Zi ... 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)
Xue Jin .... on-set assistant art director (as Jia Xue)
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)
Ji Yao Zhang .... on-set assistant art director (as Zhang Ji Yao)
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
Bo-Hyun Chae .... visual effects post production producer: NextVisual Studio
Po Yan Chan .... compositing sequence supervisor
Yeong-Gil Gwon .... lead compositor: NextVisual Studio
Jung-Hee Hong .... compositing director: NextVisual Studio
Cheon-Woo Jeon .... compositing supervisor: NextVisual Studio
Su-In Jo .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Jun-Hyun Joe .... visual effects creative director: NextVisual Studio
Yeon-Woong Jung .... visual effects technical supervisor: NextVisual Studio
Joo-Hee Kang .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Hyo-Kang Kim .... visual effects assistant supervisor: NextVisual Studio
Hyuk Kim .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Hyun-woo Kim .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio (as Hyun-Woo Kim)
In-Nae Kim .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Jae-Ho Kim .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Jin-Hwa Kim .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Jong-soo Kim .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio (as Jong-Soo Kim)
Mi-Na Kim .... visual effects onset producer: NextVisual Studio
Min-Cheol Kim .... compositing director: NextVisual Studio
Min-Han Kim .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Min-Sun Kim .... compositing director: NextVisual Studio
Myoung-Sun Kim .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Se-Ri Kim .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Seung-Ha Kim .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Soo-Han Kim .... compositing director: NextVisual Studio
Soo-Kyum Kim .... lead compositor: NextVisual Studio
Tae-hun Kim .... visual effects technical supervisor: NextVisual Studio (as Tae-Hun Kim)
Yong-Woo Kim .... compositing supervisor: NextVisual Studio
Young-Hwa Kim .... lead compositor: NextVisual Studio
Dong-Jun Kwak .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Ji-Ha Kwon .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Ken Law .... visual effects supervisor
Wai-ho Law .... visual effects
Hyun-Ku Lee .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
So-Ri Lee .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Chuang Niu .... visual effects artist
Kyu-Taek Oh .... visual effects concept designer: NextVisual Studio
Eui Dong Park .... visual effects onset supervisor: NextVisual Studio (as Eui-Dong Park)
Jang Jin Park .... visual effects producer: NextVisual Studio (as Jang-Jin Park)
Su Jin Park .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio (as Su-Jin Park)
Sung-Hyun Park .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Yun-Cho Park .... compositing director: NextVisual Studio
Hae-Rin Rho .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Hyun-Woo Rho .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Ah-Young Ryu .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Hee Jung Ryu .... visual effects executive producer
Ha-Sik Seo .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Sang-hoon Seo .... compositing supervisor: NextVisual Studio (as Sang-Hoon Seo)
Ki-Wook Shim .... visual effects onset supervisor: NextVisual Studio
Jin Shin .... lead compositor: NextVisual Studio
Jin-Young Son .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Seon-Young Son .... lead compositor: NextVisual Studio
Il-Kwon Wan .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Tik-Hoi Chan Water .... visual effects supervisor
Ok-Ki Wie .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Eddy Wong .... visual effects
Stanley Wong .... visual effects onset producer: NextVisual Studio
Kai Wen Wu .... visual effects producer: NextVisual Studio
Il-Seok Yang .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Jong-Hyuk Yoo .... digital compositor: NextVisual Studio
Choong-Yul Yoon .... lead compositor: NextVisual Studio
Yak Hong Yung .... lighting supervisor
 
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 | USA:93 min (international version)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:
White Snake:Before I saw you I meditated for a thousand years, but those thousand years are worth less than a moment with you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Madame White Snake (1956)See more »
Soundtrack:
PromiseSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the Asian Version and the International Version?
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26 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful, one of Jet Li's best, 11 March 2012
Author: csadler302 from United States

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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