According to demon lore, it takes hundreds of years to attain human form. Even then, lacking a human heart, a demon cannot experience the true pains and passions of existence. However, there is a legend that if a pure human heart is freely offered to a demon, it can become a mortal and experience true life. -- Huayi Brothers Media Corporation.
||August 17th, 2012 (Limited) by Well Go USA, released as Painted Skin: The Resurrection|
||November 13th, 2012 by Well Go USA Video|
||Prince/Princess, Visual Effects, Unrequited Love, War, Occult, Non-Chronological, Love Triangle, Cross-Class Romance, Romance, Demons, Sword & Sorcerer, Arranged Marriage, Body Swap, Dream Sequence, Intertitle, Voiceover/Narration, 3-D - Shot in 3-D, 3-D|
|Source:||Based on Fiction Book/Short Story|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
We are getting closer and closer to Christmas and we are getting to the crunch time for gift shopping. After checking out first run releases and franchise box sets in Part I and TV on DVD releases in Part II, this week we look at limited releases, classics, and foreign films. Some are pretty obvious choices, as we had a few limited releases that broke into the mainstream during their theatrical releases, but there are also a few more films that slipped beneath the radar the last time around. The biggest of these is...
New releases this week are dominated by one title, Brave. The second best selling title according to Amazon.com is Lawrence of Arabia, which is a film that should be in everyone's collection, but as a catalog title, it likely won't sell a huge number of units. The third best selling title according to Amazon.com is Duck Dynasty: Season One. That's not a good sign. Fortunately, Brave is clearly Pick of the Week material with the Blu-ray Combo Pack or 3D Combo Pack battling for that honor.
Painted Skin was released in its native China and was a huge hit with moviegoers, critics, and was even a success during Awards Season in that part of the world. Painted Skin: Resurrection reportedly cost $24 million and earned over $100 million internationally. On the other hand, when it was released in limited release here, it barely made a noise. This week it is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray, but will it find a receptive audience? Or is there just too much of a cultural divide between here and China?
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