Painted skin: the resurrection

Painted skin: the resurrection

Streaming Video - 2012 | Chinese
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When ancient, human-heart-eating fox spirit Xiaowei, determined to become human, meets up with scarred Princess Jing, the two become interested in the same man; soon, Xiaowei offers Jing a diabolical deal that will restore her beauty.
Audience: Rated 14A.; for sexual content, subtitled, graphic violence
Publisher: [United States] : Well Go USA : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 131 min.)) : sd., col


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Apr 22, 2019

Totally absorbing mythological action film with huge philosophical overtones!

Jan 28, 2019

Suffering insomnia? Having trouble sleeping? Than this is just your ticket.
Good esthetics, excellent graphics, nice cinematography - - but boring to the max.
The problem: a stark sterility which seems to pervade all Chinese Communist Party-acceptable movies. [There have been some great Chinese indie-type movies - - banned by the CCP, of course!]
A nice horseback battle scene early on was the high point of this movie, sad to say.
Speaking of things Chinese, a recent article in Harper's Magazine on China and NPR's reporting on China over the past 10 to 20 years are both demonstrative of ultra-racism towards the people of China. By ignoring the massive human rights abuses against the Chinese by their totalitarian government - - by ignoring and avoiding said crimes against humanity, NPR, Harper's and others are proclaiming that human rights are really of no importance to the Chinese - - such people are too insignificant to warrant any concern in that matter. This is the ultimate form of racism! Shame on anyone who believes that human rights should only pertain to Westerners or particular groups of humanity!

Aug 07, 2017


I began this movie expecting to see more action than drama, I was mistaken. The plot was captivating, the love story was fairy-tale-esque but within cultural parameters. It's one thing to have a love story and another to have one with such high stakes and unique variables.

I loved this one and though I haven't seen the prequel I imagine it'll be hard to top this. Lots of beautiful people in the film too! If you're expecting wall-to-wall action look elsewhere, though, the fight scenes are pretty good (one of the fight scenes reminded me a bit of one from the 1st Pirates of the Caribbean fight scene). This movie filled me with a sense of wonder that I attribute somewhat to the folklore/storytelling that inspired it.

A good one for couples I'd say.

Nov 20, 2014

What an unexpected joy. This is a lovely and well acted film about Chinese folklore.

Jul 05, 2014

I disagree... ...It was not slow or hard to follow. Resurrection was the CONTINUATION of Painted Skin.
If there are any sic-Fi, anime lovers out there you'll love this movie.
It's filled with funny clips and suspenseful times between two who want to have what they need but keep missing it.
There's a rather disturbing scene that's kinda scary but other than that pretty cool.

kevfarley Aug 05, 2013

Slow and hard to follow.

Jul 11, 2013

Other than good computer graphics, the rest of the movie is mediocre.

Apr 23, 2013

Although I was unable to watch "Painted Skin 1", because the VPL's copies have no english subtitling, this sequel is incredible! The costumes are amazing and beautiful and the art is just incredible. As a Martial Arts/Fantasy film it is top notch. Definitely worth seeing, even if you are not crazy about the genre. You just need to appreciate the art of filmmaking---and girls kicking butt!

Feb 05, 2013

Love this more than Painted Skin One. Super production of a supernatural love story with wonderful costumes, photography and music on location of scenic Tibet highlands. And from Seatle Public Library's description: 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. Xiaowei, a millennia-old fox spirit, searches for her chance to become human. Princess Jing flees her kingdom by pursuing the only man she ever loved. A twist of fate brings Xiaowei and Jing together, and a slow game of wits, deceit, and seduction begins for the princess' very own heart. (If you can't wait, go for Netflix Stream)

foreverlove1997 Nov 03, 2012

This movie is very good because when I watched the movie it show love and it true love. When you watch this movie, you have to look carefully and you will see all the detailed in the movie. I very enjoy watch this movie and I gave 10 star.

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An ancient fox spirit embarks on a diabolical quest to become human after escaping an icy prison, and becomes bound to a disfigured princess who seeks the love of a noble guard as her kingdom crumbles in this lavish supernatural epic. Confined to a frozen cell for centuries, malevolent fox spirit Xiaowei regains her freedom and seeks to preserve her beauty by seducing men and consuming their hearts. Should a man offer her his heart willingly, Xiaowei will become mortal, breaking free of the underworld and experiencing living among the living. Meanwhile, as a dark cloud falls over her kingdom, Princess Jing flees, hiding her deep facial scars under a mask of pure gold while seeking the love of her former protector, who remains haunted by his failure to save her years prior. When destiny brings Xiaowei and Princess Jing together, the battle for the princess' heart begins.


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