Shu Qi is a Taiwanese actress and model who went from acting in low-budget Category III films in Hong Kong to become one of the most versatile and well-known Asian actresses in the world. Born in Taipei, she moved to Hong Kong at the age of 17 to pursue a movie career. She started by modeling for various magazines and was eventually spotted by film producers Manfred Wong and Derek Yee, who selected her to star in several Category III films. As she rose to prominence, she elevated herself to more mainstream acting roles with films like Portland Street Blues and Gorgeous Over the next 5 years, she acted in numerous films, cementing her status as one of the most recognizable celebrities in South-East Asia.
By Richard Kuipers. Commercial potential beyond Chinese-speaking auds appears limited. North American release details are pending. In one of several new ideas brought to the old tale by Chow, Kwok and six other credited writers, sensitive Xuanzang reads nursery rhymes to demons in the hope they will reject the dark side and join him as allies in the quest for spiritual enlightenment.