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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • SKU: AV324
  • UPC: 760137410386
  • Street Date: 03/22/22
  • PreBook Date: 02/15/22
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Run Time: 83 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1966
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Cheng Pei-pei
  • Actor: Hua Yueh
  • Actor: Chih-Ching Yang
  • Actor: Hung-Lieh Chen
  • Director: King Hu
  • Director: tbd

 

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Come Drink With Me

The Original Kung Fu Classic that Kick-Started the Entire Martial Arts Genre!

Come Drink With Me
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Years before Shaw Brothers' kung fu films made them the biggest film studio in Hong Kong, local audiences flocked to their wuxia pian films: mythic tales of swordfighting (and often gravity-defying) heroes fighting for honor. In his final film for the studio, Come Drink With Me, director King Hu (A Touch of Zen) broke fresh new ground in martial arts storytelling, and catapulted fresh-faced lead actress Cheng Pei-pei to stardom in the process. When the Governor's son is taken hostage by bandits, a mysterious swordsman named Golden Swallow (Cheng) is hot on their trail to ensure the son's release. What the bandits don't realize, however, is that Golden Swallow is actually a woman, and that the hostage is her brother. Determined to set him free, no matter how many goons she has to fight her way through in doing so, she is aided in her quest by a drunken beggar (Yueh Hua) who may have a closer connection to the bandits' leader than he initially lets on. Decades before Ang Lee brought the wuxia genre to international attention with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (in which Cheng played the villainous Jade Fox), King Hu set the original template in what is still considered one of Shaw Brothers' greatest and most influential action masterpieces.

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Sales Points

  • For fans of Shiang-Chi, House of Flying Daggers, Warrior, and Into the Badlands
  • Widely considered one of the best Hong Kong films ever made
  • Star Cheng Pei-pei also starred in the Oscar-Winning 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon'

Press Quotes

The film soars on a lyrical mix of scruffy singing heroes, cross-dressing heroines, narcissistic villains, and fantastical action choreographed like dance.

     —Sean Axmaker, Stream on Demand

Cheng's performance has a dancer's grace and razor-sharp intensity; if her sword doesn't get you, her eyes certainly will.

     —Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

Raised the bar for two generations (and counting!) of the historical martial arts epic.

     —Jon Popick, Planet S Magazine

A seminal film in a genre experiencing an unprecedented western diffusion and visibility: a bit of the old magic for a suddenly receptive audience.

     —Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central

Come Drink With Me was really the game changer that paved the way for more roles that challenged gender norms within the genre. Cheng Pei-pei has a background in ballet which lends her combat style a kind of grace while still being ruthless and brutal

     —Adrianna Gober, Cinepunx

  

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