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The Sorcerer 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.

Director:

Siu-Tung Ching (as Tony Ching)

Writer:

Tan Cheung
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Cast

Credited cast:
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 Hailong Bai ... Fahai's Demon Hunter
Soi Cheang ... Tortoise (voice) (as Soi Cheang Pou-Soi)
Ran Chen Ran Chen ... Fox Demon
Tat-Ming Cheung ... 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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love | snake | monk | wuxia | naga serpent | See All (63) »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

28 September 2011 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sorcerer and the White Snake See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD 200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,530, 10 February 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,445, 10 March 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

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 Panda and the Magic Serpent (1958) See more »

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Promise
Performed by Raymond Lam And Eva Huang
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Twilight of China
8 February 2013 | by wenren89See all my reviews

An incredible story ruined by horrible directing and even poorer CGI. As an American filmmaker,seeing such lazy and over saturated CGI really ruins everything about the film. I really hope they redo this incredible Chinese folklore. The story deserves better. The acting was dismissible. It truly reminds me of China trying to do Hollywood. The ending was very much a soap opera. They even have the repeat flashbacks that checks in every now and then. The makeup was distracting. Jet Li was not used to his full potential. Once again. CGI ruined it! Stop being lazy China. I want to believe it will be the next Hollywood, but not like this. Please don't watch this one.


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