Magnolia Pictures has announced it will unleash action director Ching Siu-Tung's The Sorcerer and the White Snake on Blu-ray on April 9, 2013. Based on Chinese legend "Madame White Snake," the film tells the story of a holy warrior named Fa Hai (Jet Li) who must face treachery and deception and battle a thousand-year-old creature disguised as a woman (Eva Huang) to save a smitten young man's soul.
Declared "a visually lavish epic" by the Hollywood Reporter, with "fantastic visuals and non-stop action [that] make for a spectacular, romantic feast," The Sorcerer and the White Snake premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival and has garnered a number of accolades. Magnolia has yet to reveal official cover art, or announce exact technical specifications or special features. The film was also originally presented in 3D, but there's been no word as to whether the Blu-ray release will feature both a 3D and 2D presentation. (Although considering Magnolia hasn't released a 3D Blu-ray to date, it's unlikely.)