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The Sorcerer and the White Snake

2011 PG-13 1h 35m Blu-ray / DVD

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The Sorcerer and the White Snake

2011 PG-13 1h 35m Blu-ray / DVD
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After herbalist Xu Xian weds a woman who saved him from drowning, he discovers that she's an incarnation of the 1,000-year-old Madame White Snake. Desperate to escape his monstrous new wife, Xu Xian turns to the demon-fighting sorcerer Fa Hai.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
Mandarin (Obsolete): Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 2.35:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
Mandarin (Obsolete): Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
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Reviews

age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Sorcerer and the White Snake is a 2011 Chinese film about an herbalist who falls in love with a woman whom he does not realize is actually a 1,000-year-old snake-demon and tries to save her as a master Buddhist monk tries to send her back to the demon world, thus righting the balance of the universe. There is frequent martial arts-style violence throughout the film -- characters do battle with swords and knives, and, in one instance, send thousands of bats at a character -- but what is most troubling for younger or more sensitive viewers is the nightmarish imagery throughout the film. Demon images -- bat-demons and snake-demons, for instance -- frequently appear, and in one scene the monk does battle in a hellish landscape of lakes of fire and spewing lava. Also, early in the film, two beautiful snake-women are shown very close to one another, holding one another in a provocative manner. This is an excellent film that is best for teens and older.

Sexual Content

Early in the movie, two snake-women -- with human bodies above the waist and snake bodies below the waist -- are shown caressing each other and holding each other close. There also are kissing scenes between a man and a woman.

Violence

Frequent martial arts-style violence. Characters fight with swords and knives. Characters do battle with ferocious-looking demons, including a nightmarish bat-demon that sends thousands of bats to do battle with a man. A demon is shown being stabbed in the neck. A man who knows he's on the verge of turning into a demon is shown trying to hang himself with a rope.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

Although it's mostly too over-the-top as a martial arts fantasy to have much in the way of positive messages, the transformative powers of love are shown through discussion and action as the movie progresses.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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