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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 »

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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:

CNY 150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,791, 17 August 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,425, 30 September 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,613,213, 30 September 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Visually Pleasing Twisted Love Story with Ancient Chinese Action
27 November 2012 | by holyspiritdrivenSee all my reviews

This movie had me teetering on wanting to say it was excellent in the vein of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon/Hero or feeling like it wasn't quite up to par. Visually many of the scene were art in motion (a la Hero), but then they have shoddy computer animation (the bear that attacks the Princess and the bird played by Mini Yang). As for a love story it is one of those long suffering epics that sort of grabs and tears your heart. The Princess has a lifetime never ending love for the Warrior and would do anything for him, even "sell her soul to the devil". The Warrior, because of his honorable service to her denies his own love for her. When demons get involved everything is twisted and complicated. My buddy & I gave it a "thumbs up" after watching it.


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