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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 (64) »


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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Details

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:

HKD200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,530, 10 February 2013

Gross USA:

$18,759

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,668,475
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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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

White Snake: Before I saw you I meditated for a thousand years, but those thousand years are worth less than a moment with you.
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Connections

Version of Legend of the Snake Spirits (2001) See more »

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Promise
Performed by Raymond Lam And Eva Huang
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User Reviews

 
Love and art visually expressed through film.
21 December 2011 | by My_Opinion-245-920801See all my reviews

The Sorcerer and The White Snake is visually stunning as well as breathtakingly inspiring. This movie is more than CGI, computer rendering, or even cinematic location. It's about love. The power that love wields between two people who are in love and the control, twist, and even anguish that love sometimes will exert over us. Yes, the fight scenes were well filmed. Additionally the colors exploded violently from frame to frame, it was exceptional. I would be inconsistent if I however did not point out that if this film had a major Hollywood studio budget. Some of the CGI scenes would have looked slightly less choppy, and perhaps more money, would have helped to further polish an already outstanding movie. The Sorcerer and The White Snake is a rare gem, it is a love story told through art. I found the water sections in the opening of the movie simply stunning. Art and love translated through film, simply exceptional.

I hope you will take my advice and grab a copy of this as soon as you are done reading my review. I promise you, this movie will not disappoint in any way shape or form.


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