白髮魔女傳之明月天國 (The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom) (Blu-ray release 2014-10-24) is a new adaptation based on a famous Chinese fantasy wuxia novel.  This Hong Kong / mainland China movie got universally bad reviews in China.  Basically, this is a love story with a lot of wuxia fights.  However, the romance feels rushed and does not really work in this screenplay.  The subplots are inconsequential and do not work either.  The CG is still fake.  I will not call this a total failure, but it pales when compared to the previous adaptation 白髮魔女傳 (The Bride with White Hair) (1993).

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