Legend of the Demon Cat

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China | 2017 | 129 minutes | Kaige Chen

Opens March 1, 2019

Legend of the Demon Cat is set over a thousand years ago during the Tang Dynasty. A Chinese poet and a Japanese monk join forces to investigate a demonic cat who has possessed a general's wife and wreaked havoc on the imperial court.


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The investigation takes gruesome and unexpected twists, resulting in the monk and the poet unraveling the mystery behind the death decades earlier of legendary, beautiful concubine Yang Guifei.

For the production Chen Kaige arranged the construction of an entire city as the set with lakes, rivers, palaces, caves, glamorous buildings and parks. The construction took 5 years at the cost of over 200 million dollars. The city will be housing people and serve as an amusement park after filming is completed. 

  • Director: Kaige Chen
  • Principal Cast: Xuan Huang, Sometani Shota, Yuqi Zhang, Hao Qin, Haoran Liu
  • Country: China, Japan
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 129 minutes
  • Producer: Shirley Kao
  • Screenplay: Kaige Chen, Hui-Ling Want
  • Cinematographers: Yu Cao
  • Language: Mandarin, Japanese
  • Has Subtitles: Yes