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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

Decades before Ang Lee brought the wuxia genre to international attention with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (in which Cheng played the villainous Jade Fox), and King Hu set the original template in what is still considered one of Shaw Brothers’ greatest and most influential action masterpieces

     —Sal Giarratani, Video Views

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.

     —Tom Stockman, We Are Movie Geeks

A deserved classic that easily stands the test of time, and most certainly a must-see!

     —Mike Haberfelner, Search My Trash

Perhaps the most lyrical and artistic film in the Shaw Brothers catalog

     —Movie Line Online

[You] can finally own high quality versions of these films and watch them over and over again

     —Bands About Movies

Fans of the Shaw Brothers have a lot to celebrate

     —Jeffrey Kauffman, Blu-ray.com

Arrow Video came through yet again with another Blu-ray filled with bonus features that will keep you entertained for quite a while. So if you love Kung Fu movies Come Drink With Me is going to be one you are going to want to add to your collection.

     —Jason Lockard, Classic Cinema Magazine

Thanks to Arrow Video, there’s an opportunity for a new audience to see King Hu’s influential work for the first time on Blu-ray, exploring a side of the genre often left uninvestigated.

     —Douglas Davidson, Elements Of Madness

One of the Shaw Brothers most influential features, inspiring such other works as Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”

     —Bob Bloom, Film Yap

For many fans of Hong Kong cinema, Come Drink With Me‘s arrival in 1966 is when prime of Shaw Brothers began. Director King Hu made a masterpiece that remains enthralling after all these decades.

     —Joe Corey, Inside Pulse

A wuxia pian film from Hong Kong’s Shaw Brothers studio

     —Reel Bob

Consistently engaging and sometimes shockingly bloody and violent, Come Drink With Me doesn’t feel like a film made in the ’60s, but feels as fresh and vibrant today as it must have when it came out.

     —David J. Moore, The Action Elite

From its opening moments, it becomes clear that there’s going to be wall-to-wall action. From a production standpoint, there’s not an area where Come Drink with Me does not excel... a first-rate release from Arrow Video that comes with a strong audio/video presentation and an abundance of extras, recommended.

     —Michael Den Boer, 10K Bullets

A film that set the standard for numerous genre films that followed

     —Andre Dursin, Andy Film

One of the early wuxia films from King Hu and the Shaw Brothers, sets a genre standard

     —Jon Partridge, Cinapse

Director King Hu’s Come Drink With Me is an important historical marker for the wuxia genre, one of its most seminal films.

     —Christopher Zabel, Doblu

a legendary film

     —Don's Horror World

The greatest martial arts movie of the 1960s and perhaps even the greatest romantic drama of its kind

     —Gabe Powers, Genre Grinder

[Come Drink With Me] remains one of the studio’s most notable films and influential to generations of filmmakers. This is a must own.

     —Evan Dossey, Midwest Film Journal

One of my favorite Shaw Brothers movies…Really good stuff, really recommended from Arrow Video

     —Screaming Toilet

King Hu’s 1966 film gets an excellent release that maximizes its opulent beauty.

     —Jake Cole, Slant Magazine

This is a great time to be a martial arts fan. This transfer is amazing

     —Mark Nelson, The Cinemaniacs!

A key entry in the development of Hong Kong’s wuxia films

     —The Film Frenzy

From its opening moments, it becomes clear that there’s going to be wall-to-wall action. From a production standpoint, there’s not an area where Come Drink with Me does not excel... a first-rate release from Arrow Video that comes with a strong audio/video presentation and an abundance of extras, recommended.

     —Michael Den Boer, 10K Bullets

From its opening moments, it becomes clear that there’s going to be wall-to-wall action. From a production standpoint, there’s not an area where Come Drink with Me does not excel... a first-rate release from Arrow Video that comes with a strong audio/video presentation and an abundance of extras, recommended.

     —Michael Den Boer, 10K Bullets

From its opening moments, it becomes clear that there’s going to be wall-to-wall action. From a production standpoint, there’s not an area where Come Drink with Me does not excel... a first-rate release from Arrow Video that comes with a strong audio/video presentation and an abundance of extras, recommended.

     —Michael Den Boer, 10K Bullets

  

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