Painted Skin Soundtrack (

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Rating: 6.30/10 from 5300 votes
Tags: qin dynasty
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Title in Français:

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Title in Türk:

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Setting is the Yuan dynasty: Soldiers rescue beautiful orphan Xiao Wei (Zhou) from desert bandits. The beautiful Xiao Wei is than taken in by Gen. Wang (Chen Kun) and his wife, Peirong (Zhao), who both dote on the excessively courteous and attentive young woman.

But three months after she is adopted, the city is terrorized by an unknown killer who rips out human hearts. Peirong, who's become less enamored of Xiao Wei than her hubby, suspects Xiao may be a demon spirit in human disguise, and asks the ex Gen. Pan Yong (Yen), who served with her husband, for his help.

Meanwhile, Pan has become buddies with tomboy demon-catcher Xia Bing (Betty Sun Li), who's been on the trail of a demon she has never seen for killing her grandfather. Before he was killed her grandfather taught her the art of catching demons.

While Xiao remains a guest in the home of the married couple, she relentlessly pursues the love of Peirong's handsome husband, Gen. Wang. He than suspects his wife is only accusing Xiao of being a demon out of jealousy.

Others who suspect a demon is in the village all end up dead, even the only monk. Meanwhile, others suspect a kung foo expert who just before each murder suddenly appears each night in the town attacking people and fighting Gen. Wang & his men.

The three, Peirong, Yong, and Bing become confused, than seek to find out just who Xiao really is. One thing they know for sure, the demon needs to feed on hearts to stay alive. The question is how is Xiao getting out to viciously murder people, rip out their hearts, and eat it while under heavy surveillance?

And, will Peirong be able to keep her husband from betraying her for the ever so attentive and beautiful young Xiao? by adele H

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Painted Skin
Painted Heart
Jane Zhang: Performer
Ikuro Fujiwara: Performer
Siu-kei Chan: Lyrics

User reviews

Joshua Carter

The use of traditional Chinese instruments in the soundtrack provides an authentic and immersive experience, transporting the audience to the historical period portrayed in the film.

James Campbell

Overall, the musical choices in Painted Skin did not effectively enhance the narrative or elevate the viewer's experience. The lackluster soundtrack failed to create a sense of dread and unease, ultimately missing the mark in building a compelling and immersive cinematic world.

Linda Martinez

The soundtrack of Painted Skin perfectly captures the mysterious and suspenseful atmosphere of the Yuan dynasty setting. The music enhances the tension and intrigue surrounding the characters and their secrets, adding depth to the storytelling.

Steven Davis

The music enhances the tension and suspense during the scenes where the unknown killer is terrorizing the city by ripping out human hearts.

Joshua Walker

The melodic themes and motifs in the music help to underscore the themes of love, betrayal, and deception that are central to the storyline of Painted Skin.

Andrew Miller

The compositions used in key moments of the film fell flat, failing to evoke the necessary tension and mystery required for a supernatural thriller. Instead of adding to the atmosphere, the soundtrack often detracted from the on-screen action, making it difficult to fully immerse myself in the story.

Deborah Adams

The use of traditional Chinese instruments in the soundtrack adds an authentic and cultural richness to the film, immersing viewers in the historical context of the story.

Paul Rodriguez

The emotional depth conveyed through the music adds another layer of complexity to the relationships between the characters, particularly the dynamics between Xiao Wei, Gen. Wang, and Peirong.

Charles Rodriguez

The soundtrack's ability to build anticipation and create a sense of unease is truly remarkable, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the movie.

Daniel White

The soundtrack skillfully builds suspense and anticipation during key moments of the plot, heightening the drama and keeping the audience on the edge of their seats.

Daniel Rodriguez

The soundtrack of Painted Skin captures the mysterious and suspenseful atmosphere of the Yuan dynasty setting, enhancing the tension and intrigue of the storyline.

Laura Brown

Overall, the soundtrack of Painted Skin is a vital element that elevates the viewing experience, engaging the audience on an emotional level and enhancing the visual storytelling with its evocative compositions.

Stephanie Lopez

The evocative melodies and haunting vocals in the soundtrack of Painted Skin immerse the audience in the supernatural elements of the story. The music creates a sense of unease and anticipation, heightening the emotional impact of the unfolding drama.

Laura Johnson

The orchestral arrangements and traditional Chinese instruments used in the soundtrack of Painted Skin showcase the rich cultural heritage of the film's setting. The music not only complements the visual aesthetics of the movie but also transports the viewers to a different time and place, enhancing their overall viewing experience.

Brian Young

The musical motifs and themes are intricately woven into the fabric of the film, enhancing the character development and creating a sense of continuity throughout the story.

Joshua Lopez

The music effectively conveys the emotional complexity of the characters, especially Xiao Wei, with haunting melodies and evocative themes that draw the audience deeper into the narrative.

Betty Young

Overall, the soundtrack of Painted Skin is a masterful composition that elevates the viewing experience and showcases the talent of the composers in crafting a score that perfectly complements the film's narrative.

Donald Jackson

The soundtrack of Painted Skin failed to capture the suspense and intrigue of the Yuan dynasty setting. The music felt generic and uninspired, lacking the emotional depth needed to enhance the storyline.

Paul Phillips

The soundtrack of Painted Skin perfectly captures the mysterious and eerie atmosphere of the Yuan dynasty setting.