It’s not an easy being a monk. You’ve got to abstain from earthly pleasures and stay focused on the holy path. And sometimes you’re called upon to kick demon ass. At least that’s what happens to Jet Li in The Sorcerer and the White Snake, the 2011 Chinese-language CG-infused blockbuster from acclaimed director Ching Siu Tung (Duel to the Death, Dr. Wai in the Scriptures With No Words).
The Hollywood Reporter praised the film for its “Fantastic visuals and non-stop action.” The story is based on the Chinese Legend of the White Snake, which also provided inspiration for Tsui Hark’s 1993 classic Green Snake. Production on The Sorcerer and the White Snake required so many fight scenes that Jet Li claimed it was the most exhausting shoot of his career. Check out the trailer here.