The Sorcerer and the White Snake

Jet Li fans, this is the cue to commence rejoicing.

His fantastical kung fu venture The Sorcerer and the White Snake (a.k.a. It’s Love or Madame White Snake) lands on home entertainment January 3, 2013! The movie is also slated for theatrical release February 8.

THE SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE will be available on VOD and iTunes January 3 and will open in theaters February 8, 2013.

The Sorcerer and the White Snake

Directed by Ching Siu-Tung (Naked Weapon), the movie follows a young herbalist (Raymond Lam of Highs and Lows) who falls in love with a beautiful woman (Dragon Squad star Huang Shengyi); who unbeknownst to him is only an incarnation of a legendary thousand-year-old white snake. Jet Li (The Expendables) plays the sorcerer who is in knowledge of this fact, and waves an epic-proportioned battle against the snake in order to redeem the herbalist’s soul.

The Sorcerer and the White Snake

Li has previously imported another Chinese title to US theaters with The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, a movie best known for its spectacular 3-D effects and mastered swordfight sequences. Li’s Hollywood filmography includes Lethal Weapon 4, The One, Kiss of the Dragon, Unleashed, Cradle 2 the Grave, the first, second and the upcoming threequel of The Expendables, Badass guy, in all frankness.

The film is distributed by Magnolia Pictures. Check out their other titles when you visit their Facebook and Twitter. Join their mailing list, too.

Meanwhile, watch the brand-new trailer for the film below.


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