The Emperor and the White Snake details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Miriam Yeung Chin Wah, Sonija Kwok, Raymond Lam, Jet Li, Wu Jiang, Vivian Hsu, Shengyi Huang, Chapman To, Alfred Hsing, Zhang Wen, Suet Lam, Charlene Choi, Kar-Ying Law|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, World Cinema|
The Emperor and the White Snake
|1hr 29 mins||12|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 29 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Buddhists Kick ButtBy Novisiblemarx (40 reviews) from London , 02 Apr 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Fantastically OTT. Just when you think its as daft as it can get, it takes it up another notch. Similar to 'A Chinese Ghost Story' but not as emotionally engaging or as much fun. Fans of thousand year old snake demons should just get the beers in and sit back and relax. Enjoyable escapist tosh.
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Good ingredients, interesting menu but sadly no chefBy little_my (2 reviews) , 11 Dec 2013Watching this film, you sort of feel like some movie execs got together and tried to make a film out of what had been successful and made money in the past: Add one Jet Li, a talking mouse, some monks and then try and remake 'Painted Skin: The Resurection' with them. The thing is, that even if you have some nice ingredients and a recipe that's worked before, you still need to be a chef to make a really delicious plate of food. The film had potential, it really did, but Jet Li's fluidity of movement and quiet intensity of emotion that make him the star that he is are not utilised and instead he takes on the incarnation of a monk-power ranger. The effects are good, but they lack substance due to such a wide depth-of-field and lack of artistic composition and close ups. The actual story isn't all that bad either, which is why it's a little sad they didn't follow through with the rest. But hey if you're hungry, it will probably fill a hole.
Great Kung Fu fantasyBy FungFuFanatic (1 review) , 06 Dec 2013Love films like this and jet lee was superb. It was one of the best in the fantasy genre I have seen for quite a while.
Mostly fantasyBy a customer , 09 Nov 2013The movie is not mostly about what one might expect from the (English) title or from Jet Li. There is no emperor. It's mostly fantasy/myth with a large dose of Buddhism. The scenery is nice. The movie is somewhat entertaining.
no emperorBy AJCAiesedi (3 reviews) , 05 Nov 2013Good film really enjoyed the simple love theme and the action scenes. good acting and good sound track. good subtitles.
Great supernatural love storyBy Qwagmyster (2 reviews) , 19 Oct 2013I actually cried towards the end of this film. Great story line, beautiful graphics and action scenes. Not in English but not a problem as there are subtitles. I enjoyed this film for sure