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Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012)

Hua pi 2 (original title)
Not Rated | | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance | 17 August 2012 (USA)
An ancient fox spirit embarks on a diabolical quest to become human after escaping an icy prison, and becomes bound to a disfigured princess who seeks the love of a noble guard as her ... See full summary »

Director:

Wuershan

Writers:

Qian Mi (story adviser), Jianan Ran (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Xun Zhou ... Xiao Wei
Wei Zhao ... Princess Jing
Kun Chen ... Huo Xin
Tingjia Chen Tingjia Chen ... The Queen of The Tianlang
Shaofeng Feng ... Pang Lang (as Feng ShaoFeng)
Fei Xiang ... The Wizard (as Kris Phillips)
Mi Yang ... Quer
Nuo Lu ... The Prince of The Tianlang (as Lu Nao)
Yilong Zhang ... Gong SunBao (as Zhang YiLong)
Bingyuan Li Bingyuan Li ... Zhao Gan (as Li BingYuan)
Gangte Mu'er Gangte Mu'er ... The Lieutenant of Huo's Family Army (as Gang TeMuEr)
Jianhua Li Jianhua Li ... The Lieutenant of Huo's Family Army (as Li JianHua)
Congyi Wang Congyi Wang ... The Lieutenant of Huo's Family Army (as Wang CongYi)
Dong Zhang Dong Zhang ... The Lieutenant of Huo's Family Army
Jiahui Liu Jiahui Liu ... Uncle Da (as Liu JiaHui)
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Storyline

An ancient fox spirit embarks on a diabolical quest to become human after escaping an icy prison, and becomes bound to a disfigured princess who seeks the love of a noble guard as her kingdom crumbles in this lavish supernatural epic. Confined to a frozen cell for centuries, malevolent fox spirit Xiaowei (Xun Zhou) regains her freedom and seeks to preserve her beauty by seducing men and consuming their hearts. Should a man offer her his heart willingly, Xiaowei will become mortal, breaking free of the underworld and experiencing living among the living. Meanwhile, as a dark cloud falls over her kingdom, Princess Jing (Wei Zhao) flees, hiding her deep facial scars under a mask of pure gold while seeking the love of her former protector, who remains haunted by his failure to save her years prior. When destiny brings Xiaowei and Princess Jing together, the battle for the princess' heart begins. Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

17 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demon Hunter: The Resurrection See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CNY150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,791, 19 August 2012

Gross USA:

$50,425

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,951,821
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Unnecessary sequel...
19 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

This sequel was totally unnecessary. Why? Because it was essentially just a remake of the 2008 movie "Painted Skin", which also was better than this sequel. It felt like they tried to show part one as it should have been if they had the budget similar to the sequel.

The story in part two was just too similar to part one, to the point where it became a shameless knock off of the 2008 movie. And that just added to the pointless feeling of it the movie.

Xun Zhou and Wei Zhao carried the movie quite nicely, as they also did in the first movie, and they were joined by a talented cast ensemble.

Visually this was an impressive and beautiful movie. The CGI and special effects team delivered an amazing experience here. And the costumes and locations also were right on the money, being impressive and beautiful as well.

This was not the brightest of moments in Chinese cinema. Don't get me wrong though, because it is a good movie in itself. Just too bad that it was such a shameless rip off of part one. If you haven't seen part one then the sequel is a good movie. If you have seen part one, don't really bother much with part two.


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