A classic tale of love, betrayal and the pain of a woman scorned, Liang Yusheng's The Bride with White Hair
has been told in multiple films and television series, including Ronny Yu's 1993 hit film of the same name. Now, director Jacob Cheung (A Battle of Wits
) brings the story to a new generation of wuxia fans with White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom
. Superstars Fan Bingbing (Shaolin
, Buddha Mountain
) and Huang Xiaoming (American Dreams in China
) co-star as a pair of star-crossed lovers caught in an era of turmoil and war during the Ming Dynasty. To bring this story to life in 3D, Cheung even recruited the help of director Tsui Hark, one of the pioneers of 3D technology in Chinese cinema, as the film's artistic consultant.
Near the end of the Ming Dynasty, Wudang's Zhuo Yihang (Huang Xiaoming), as the future leader of the sect, is assigned to present the Red Clous to the Emperor as royal tribute. However, the Emperor dies soon after consuming the Bolus, and Yihang is set up as the murderer. Escaping to the northwestern border, Yihang encounters Lian Nicheng (Fan Bingbing), the leader of a group of bandits out to wipe out corrupt government officials. During a battle, Nicheng rescues Yihang and takes him to her home in Moonlight Village, dubbed as a terrorist base by the government. Over time, Yihang comes to understand Nicheng's noble quest, and the two fall in love. However, the turmoil in the capital finally arrives in Moonlight Village, and Yihang is told that Nicheng is responsible for the murder of his grandfather.
This edition features the 2-D version of the film.