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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Painted Skin: The Resurrection Blu-Ray Review

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Painted Skin: The Resurrection Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: China's highest grossing domestic film of all time!  According to ancient lore, if a human freely offers their heart to a demon, that monster can become mortal, experiencing the true pains and passions of existence. This is the ultimate triumph of the underworld. Xiaowei (Xun Zhou, THE GREAT MAGICIAN, FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE), a millennia-old fox spirit, is freed from her frozen prison and transforms into a dangerous seductress, consuming living hearts to keep her beautiful as she searches for her chance to become human. Meanwhile, Princess Jing (Wei Zhao, 14 BLADES, RED CLIFF, SHAOLIN SOCCER),hiding her marred beauty behind a golden mask, flees an unknown threat to her kingdom by pursuing the only man she ever loved: the guard who was unable to protect her, so many years ago. A twist of fate brings Princess Jing and Xiaowei together, and a slow game of wits, deceit, and seduction begins for the princess very own heart.

Review: Painted Skin has the appearance, by the cover, of a typical Chinese martial arts action-fantasy film, but nothing could be further from the truth.  This film is atypical from start to finish, and we mean that in the best possible way.  The film focuses on ancient lore and intertwines the demon spirit and human world to carefully weave tales of woe, romance and fate.  The film is beautifully executed and looks fantastic in high-definition.

The special features include: Making of Painted Skin: The Resurrection Featurette and the Trailer.  The blu-ray also includes English subtitles.

Interest Range: Action, Drama