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Legend of the Demon Cat (2017)

Kûkai (original title)
Taking place in the Tang Dynasty, a demon cat appears and breaks the peace of Chang'an City, causing a series of strange events. Poet Bai Letian and Monk Kukai join hands to investigate the... See full summary »

Director:

Kaige Chen

Writers:

Baku Yumemakura (based on the novel by), Kaige Chen | 1 more credit »
8 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Xuan Huang ... Bai Letian
Shôta Sometani ... Kûkai
Yuqi Zhang ... Chunqin
Hao Qin ... Chen yunqiao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hiroshi Abe
Libby Brien ... Bai Ling / Mother / Woman 2 (voice)
Taishen Cheng Taishen Cheng
Brittany Falardeau ... Lady Yang (voice)
Brian Flaccus ... Lishiao (voice)
Matt Fowler ... Demon Cat (voice)
Philip Hersh ... Chen Yunqiao (voice)
Spencer Devlin Howard ... Bai Letian (voice)
Mason Lee
Haoran Liu ... Bai Long
Peiqi Liu
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Storyline

Taking place in the Tang Dynasty, a demon cat appears and breaks the peace of Chang'an City, causing a series of strange events. Poet Bai Letian and Monk Kukai join hands to investigate the death of the emperor's concubine, Lady Yang, by following the trail left by the cat.

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Country:

China | Japan

Language:

Mandarin | Japanese

Release Date:

22 December 2017 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Kûkai: Utsukushiki Ouhi no Nazo See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Footage was screened in 2017 at the 30th Anniversary Special Opening of the Tokyo International Film Festival. See more »

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Amazing costume, effects and cinematography
31 May 2018 | by ibil_xplSee all my reviews

The costumes are so beautiful, from the clothes to the ornaments just so elegant and detailed, looks expensive overall. I think the costume designs are on par if not better than Nirvana in Fire. The cinematography and the effects are so fluid, especially the cat is so lifelike and I really enjoy the shadow of the cat moving from one lantern to the other. In addition, I really like the seamless switch between the illusion and reality. The story is very intriguing and keep me guessing until the end. The styIe of the 'mystery' feels kinda similar to Hyouka somehow.


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