The Sorcerer and the White Snake 2013 PG-13 CC

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Jet Li stars as a sorcerer monk in this epic special effects fantasy film based on a Chinese legend.

Starring:
Jet Li, Eva Huang
Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

The Sorcerer and the White Snake

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, International, Action
Director Siu-Tung Ching
Starring Jet Li, Eva Huang
Supporting actors Raymond Lam, Charlene Choi, Zhang Wen, Vivian Hsu, Miriam Yeung Chin Wah, Kar-Ying Law, Suet Lam, Chapman To, Wu Jiang, Gao Hai Bo, Yin You Can, Tat-Ming Cheung, Li Dan, Han Dong, Son Wian Jia, Hong Jie, Kong Wen Juan, Zheng Wen Jun
Studio Cheuk-Hon Szeto
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

The film was visually stunning and rich.
chef wannabe
I wanted to like this movie even though it has English subtitles, but it is boring.
Bookworm2
This movie has a story, the action and special effect ate very good.
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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful By chef wannabe on April 7, 2013
Format: DVD
This was a great movie. I was truly surprised how good it was. There were some fantastical Kung Fu scenes, but the story was not soley about Kung Fu. As another reviewer said it was a re-telling of a legend. The film was visually stunning and rich. The character development was average but spoken reference to the main characters back stories helped fill in the gaps. one of the many things I loved about this film was its boldness of stepping into the realm of old asian cultural mythology and presenting it as a reality that all the characters in the film accepted as their reality. It was a cautionary tale of love between humans and demons, an exploration of the Jet Li's assumptions (as the head of a buddhist monastery), a demonstration of faith by the buddhist monks, and a beautiful but subtle revelation of layers of buddhist belief, which unfortunately will be missed by the average american viewer. All of this in a Jet Li Kung Fu movie! what could be better? I love this film and will buy it and rewatch it, which is very unusual for me to do.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 30, 2013
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This was a very sweet film, more than I expected. The imagery is really beautiful. It's a simple story told simply. It reminds me of the fairytales I read to by daughter. However, it is increadibly touching love story and pulled tears from both my husband and I. It was a pleasant surprise.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Red Dragon on July 19, 2013
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I saw the, "Panda and The Magic Serpent" cartoon as a child and remembered certain key points of the story. "The Sorcerer and The White Snake" is based on the same Chinese Folktale. The Martial Arts and Special Effects are phenomenal! It is a must see!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Liralen Li on June 10, 2013
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I really enjoyed watching this once, the storyline had real integrity, and Jet Li was fun to watch in all the action sequences. I especially enjoyed the opening sequence of the straightforward fight with the Bad Demoness.

I really enjoyed seeing the two snake sisters, Susu and QingQing working together for their combat sequences, and their relationship was really entertaining. The basic story was really solid, the effects were fun, if sometimes a little cheesy, and the theme of the how demonkind and humankind shouldn't mix was solid through...

... but being an American watching a Chinese romance, that whole 'the two lovers can never *stay* happy together* was pretty evident and less satisfying for me than it probably was for the original audience. The need to comply to 'ones own kind' and the whole thread of how Susu's love was selfish by Buddhist/Chinese standards was really clear. I can see why it worked out the way it did, but I really liked Jet Li's character's voiced doubts near the end. I just wasn't particularly happy with how it worked out, and am glad I only rented it.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Binh Huynh on February 18, 2013
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This movie is a combination of love story, kung fu, and art. It s not a pure kung fu art movie but in a love story side, please read words and you would see how beautiful it is.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on May 6, 2013
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This is a fantasy love story. A demon white snake (Shengyi Huang) becomes smitten by a herbalist (Raymond Lam) and uses her life force to help him and the humans. Her friend, a green snake demon (Charlene Choi) is more of an imp, toying with humans, especially the Sorcerer's apprentice (Zhang Wen). The Sorcerer (Jet Li)does not condone the presence of the white snake demon, even though she helps humans. This blends the lines of good and evil.

The film is magnificently done. The contrasting bright colors are distinctively oriental while the soundtrack at times is western, especially the demon music. The special effects were good, although the large CG snake was clearly CG.

Overall a visual masterpiece.

Parental Guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By TechOne on March 27, 2014
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It's one of those big scale movie productions that keeps you connected as a viewer, contiually interested in how the story will play out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Good God on September 22, 2013
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If you believe in love and watch this movie,you want to fall in love. This movie is one of those movies that makes you think that there must be some one out their for you if you don't already have someone. I saw this movie twice back to back. This movie was beautiful.
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