The Sorcerer and the White Snake

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Siu-Tung Ching
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Master, where did this blizzard come from?

Don't believe everything you see!

But l really feel cold!

Then you're already under her spell

l've lost without fighting?

The lce harpy!


You're no match for her

Now you tell me!

You have come so far to find me

Are you not entranced by my charms?

lnstead of meditating on your sins... are still harming humans!

Blame those men, not me!

l was so good to each one of them

But their roving eyes strayed away from me

So they deserved it!

You're an enchantress, they were humans

You were never meant to be together

Today l'll bring it to an end

Monk, you think you can escape from my spell?

Then come and get me!

Master, have you killed her?

l've trapped her

Confine her in the Lei Feng Pagoda

Me again?

lt's me!

''Jin Shan Temple''

''Lei Feng Pagoda''

Trying to scare me?

Master wouldn't have trapped you

if you were really scary

We're giving you another chance

A chance to reflect and improve

if you make real progress in meditation...'ll be released

You, too! Study to improve yourself!

Hey! Hurry up back there!


Xu Xian...

l shouldn't have climbed up here

to pick herbs with you

Be a bit more patient

Look! Here's one!

Unlike Shennong, you know the value of herbs

Xu Xian, you even know which flowers to eat

Which flowers cure which ailments

Do you even know what flower that is?

That fool is eating flowers! They have thorns!

He's no fool

He's not picking the pretty wild roses

with their thorns

Roses are pretty...

But not as pretty as me

You... you're more like a hornflower

Blowing your own horn from dawn to dusk

Hey, don't you even know...

Medicines cure some ailments

But others need liquor distilled from flowers!

That's absolutely right!

Let's keep going

- Alright

- Climb further?

Look, they're still digging for herbs

They'll strip the whole mountain bare!

l'll give them a scare!

What? Qingqing...

Xu Xian? Xu Xian?

He's coming to

Xu Xian, are you alright?

Xu Xian!

Xu Xian!

Where's that girl?

What girl?

Maybe you banged your head too hard...

Just now, in the water, a girl kissed me

She breathed into my mouth

She saved me

Hey! The one giving you the kiss of life was me!

Why did you save him?

You even gave his vital energy a boost!

Hey, l'm talking to you! What are you staring at?


Nothing? You're smitten!

Master, lt looks like another bat-demon bite


Today is the 15th...

The day of the Lantern Festival

We have to find these demons soon

Or many more people will die


Ferryman, wait!


We need to cross the river, ferryman

l'm no ferryman, but jump in

l hope we're not delaying you

Not at all! To help others... to spend time well

Thank you, kind sir


What you just said was very interesting

How do you use your time

when you're not helping others?

l'm aiming to become...

...a doctor of medicine

Good, good! Young men like us should have dreams!

l have one too

l dream of become the Abbot of Jinshan Temple

And where would that leave me?

Uh, Master... that's not...

l didn't mean now...

l mean. after...

After my death?

You want me to die?

No. l... l...

That's not what l meant, Master... l...

lt seems you are Abbot Fahai of Jinshan Temple

lt takes ten years of good deeds

for two people to meet

lt's destiny that let us to be acquainted

Young man, you're from Hangzhou?

Yes, my name's Xu Xian

l'm a herbalist

Master, what are you counting?

How long until l die

Xu Xian, the weather's nice today!

That it is

Don't change the subject

What was your dream again?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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