The Sorcerer and the White Snake

Overview

When an herbalist falls for a 1000-year-old white snake masquerading as a woman and finds his life turned upside down, a sorcerer Jet Li must face treachery and deception in order to save his crumbling kingdom and the young man's soul.
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Overview

When an herbalist falls for a 1000-year-old white snake masquerading as a woman and finds his life turned upside down, a sorcerer Jet Li must face treachery and deception in order to save his crumbling kingdom and the young man's soul.
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Special Features

Behind the scenes with Jet Li: fighting, stunts & laughs; Behind the scenes: visual effects and production design; Behind the scenes of the beauties and the beasts; AXS TV: A look at The Sorcerer And The White Snake; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
A wonderful big-budget fantasy adventure awaits audiences with The Sorcerer and the White Snake, the latest kung fu epic from star Jet Li and his legendary Swordsman II director, Tony Ching Siu-Tung. Humor, romance, talking animals, and wild, fantastical fighting are all on display here, with Li taking center stage as an elder monk caught up in a love affair between herbalist Xu Xian Raymond Lam and the White Snake Eva Huang, who falls for the human after her fellow demon Green Snake Charlene Choi almost kills him. The film's universe is one where humans and ghouls coexist on the same Earth, even if they are from different dimensions. A monk named Fa Hai Li acts as a sort of Ghostbuster, hunting down and trapping demons until they find peace with the ills they have done. When his right-hand man Neng Ren Zhang Wen in a standout comic performance is bitten by a bat demon, Hai's world begins to turn upside down. As a plague of monster-related incidents wreak havoc on his land, the monk learns that the doctor in town Lam is married to a demon, which spurs a fight to keep the two species separate -- one that will test Hai's prejudice against human/demon love. The plot description hints at how out there and steeped in Asian myths the film is, though it doesn't begin to touch how offbeat it is. Once a rabbit, a mouse, and a turtle show up onscreen and start talking, it's game on for absurdity. Yet there's still a poetic voice guiding the movie, which is quite rich and picturesque. Underlying it all is a tragic romance that spurs the drama, with no tangible villain in sight save for the few monsters that show up including a bat demon that Li fights in a stellar sequence set in a volcano!. The end might push the cheesy love elements a bit too much, but it by no means lessens how fun the rest of the picture is.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/9/2013
  • UPC: 876964005418
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: Magnolia
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 28,531

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jet Li Fa Hai, Fa Hai (the Sorcerer)
Eva Huang White Snake
Raymond Lam Xu Xian
Charlene Choi Green Snake
Zhang Wen Neng Ren
Vivian Hsu Ice Harpy
Technical Credits
Tony Ching Siu-Tung Director
Szeto Cheuk Hon Screenwriter
Tsang Ken-cheong Screenwriter
Venus Keung Cinematographer
Angie Lam Editor
Mark Liu Score Composer
Chui Po-chu Producer
Zhang Tan Screenwriter
Yang Zi Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Sorcerer and the White Snake
1. Chapter 1 [4:46]
2. Chapter 2 [6:22]
3. Chapter 3 [3:36]
4. Chapter 4 [14:26]
5. Chapter 5 [10:35]
6. Chapter 6 [4:02]
7. Chapter 7 [4:56]
8. Chapter 8 [7:33]
9. Chapter 9 [9:48]
10. Chapter 10 [13:21]
11. Chapter 11 [7:58]
12. Chapter 12 [6:19]
13. Chapter 13 [:14]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Sorcerer and the White Snake
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio
         5.1 Mandarin Dolby Digital
         5.1 English Dolby Digital
      Subtitles
         English Subtitles: On
         English Narrative (Titles And Text Only): On
         English SDH Subtitles: On
         Spanish Subtitles: On
         Subtitles: Off
   Special Features
      Behind The Scenes With Jet Li: Fighting, Stunts & Laughs
      Behind The Scenes: Visual Effects And Production Design
      Behind The Scenes Of The Beauties And The Beasts
      AXS TV: A Look At The Sorcerer And The White Snake
      Theatrical Trailer
      Also From Magnolia Home Entertainment
      New Menu Item
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