Directed by Wuershan (The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman)
Starring: Xun Zhou, Vicki Zhao, Chen Kun, Mimi Yang,
Release date: Friday, August 17, 2012 in NYC, LA, SF, and Toronto
Not rated; contains strong, graphic violence. For 15 and up
WELL GO USA ENTERTAINMENT will be presenting the recent Chinese record-breaking box office smash hit PAINTED SKIN THE RESURRECTION this Friday, August 17th in four cities. The film will be released theatrically in New York (AMC EMPIRE 25), Los Angeles (AMC Atlantic Time Square 14, AMC Puente Hills 20), San Francisco (AMC Metreon 16, AMC Cupertino Square 16) and Toronto (AMC Kennedy Commons 20).
Synopsis: 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. This is the ultimate triumph of the underworld.
Xiaowei (Xun Zhou, THE GREAT MAGICIAN, FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE), a millennia-old fox spirit, is freed from her frozen prison and transforms into a dangerous seductress, consuming living hearts to keep her beautiful as she searches for her chance to become human.
Meanwhile, Princess Jing (Wei Zhao RED CLIFF, SHAOLIN SOCCER), hiding her marred beauty behind a golden mask, flees an unknown threat to her kingdom by pursuing the only man she ever loved: the guard who was unable to protect her, so many years ago.A twist of fate brings Princess Jing and Xiaowei together, and a slow game of wits, deceit, and seduction begins for the princess’ very own heart.