Bai She: Yuan Qi


White Snake

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Alternative Titles

English: White Snake
Japanese: 白蛇:缘起

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2019
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: GKIDS
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DemonsDemons, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, HistoricalHistorical, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, RomanceRomance
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.481 (scored by 12551,255 users)
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Ranked: #16412
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Popularity: #7350
Members: 3,387
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Synopsis

Xiao-Bai, a white snake demon, is sent on a mission to assassinate the Emperor's Taoist advisor, who has been killing snakes en masse in order to achieve immortality and curry the Emperor's favor. Xiao-Bai, however, is attacked by the advisor's lackeys before she can reach him and is subsequently defeated. Luckily, the demonic hairpin she was granted by the Snake Mother is able to save her life at the cost of her memories.

Xiao-Bai awakens in the Snake-catcher village, unaware that she is actually a demon or that she is surrounded by her sworn enemies. She meets Xu Xuan, the man who saved her, and is charmed by him. The two set out on a journey to discover who Xiao-Bai is, and learn the secret of her demonic hairpin. The pair is pursued by Xiao-Qing, Xiao-Bai's sister, who has sworn to the Snake Mother to retrieve Xiao-Bai within three days or die trying. As Taoists, demons, and humans collide, a tale of forbidden romance unfolds.

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Mar 11, 2020
torryn (All reviews)
Just for refrence i watched the subbed version not sure about the dubbed.

Ill start off wtih what was not to great with the movie, for starters the villians really feel flat, also the weight of everything was kinda thrown off from the main focus of the story which was a bit hard not to do giving what they were focusing on with the movie.

possible spoiler: The story is focused on over looking what someone is born as and more what you want to be for yourself and to others, ill leave it at that as i feel like that is kinda of a spoiler and read more
Feb 4, 2020
FreshAirIsGood (All reviews)
'Bai She: Yuan Qi' or the English title, 'White snake', explores the conflict and divide between the human and demon race as well as the romantic unification between two individuals from these respective races: Blanca, a snake-demon and a human snake-catcher. Xuan Ah. This film is based off the Chinese fairy tale, the White Snake.

Blanca was saved by Xuan Ah after her failure to assassinate the general who was destroying her kind for the sake of immortality and both go on a journey to recover Blanca's lost memories and her identity.

I gave this Chinese film a 7 because it measures my enjoyment of the film. read more
Jul 3, 2020
melodicrain (All reviews)
6.7/10 (rounded to 7/10)

How much do quality visuals contribute the overall quality of a movie? White Snake proves that it is important, but great visuals can not necessarily save a mediocre story.

I watched this movie in Chinese a few months ago, and I was wowed by the amazing visuals. The backgrounds look spectacular, and the animation of the fight sequences is also very good. For some reason, I also really like how the fabrics look. If I had to point out some flaws about the visuals, I would say that some of the animation of the clothing looks stiff and that the character designs read more
Sep 22, 2020
shimorimiyori (All reviews)
Not sure how much art contributes to the quality, but I can assure you that the artwork and animation is astounding. There is scenery in the film that's incredible, they're gorgeous and very appealing to look at. The animation is fluid, the battle scenes are fluid, and oh my goodness the scenery - THE SCENERY!

The story, however, cannot be said the same. It may just be my own preferences - but I like slow-burn romances, things such as:

1.) it takes weeks to kindle even a friendship among the duo
2.) they've known each other for at least a couple months before advancing the relationship
3.) and major read more

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