A Japanese monk and a Chinese poet pair up to investigate a series of strange and cruel events that are shaking up the peace in Chang’an city. Is the Demon Cat to blame? Winner of 5 Asian Film Festival Awards including Best Visual Effects, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. A film about Love, Death and Revenge. LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT unleashes a daunting secret that once revealed will rewrite history.
“I have yet to feel at ease making an entire movie using just a green screen.” – Chen Kaige, Director, Legend of the Demon Cat
With an estimated production cost of US$200 million, Chen Kaige arranged the construction of the entire city set with lakes, rivers, palaces, caves, glamorous buildings and parks - providing the audience with a time machine to go back to the ancient city of Chang'an.
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"This $170 million supernatural historical fantasy from Chinese auteur Chen Kaige is a visual feast."
"...Chen Kaige never lets go of the fantasy and dark elements of Baku Yumemakura's bestselling novel The Legend of the Demon Cat. The result is an entertaining and heartfelt fantasy mystery that feels part Sherlock Holmes, and part The Woman in Black."
Rotten Tomatoes members rave "Stunning blockbuster...", "...As luxuriant as an MGM picture of old" and "...Crammed so full with dazzling visuals..." and give it 86% 'Fresh' rating.