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Come Drink with Me [DVD] [1965]

  • SKU: 8772349
  • Release Date: 05/27/2008
  • Rating: NR

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    Special Features

    • Feature commentary with lead actress Cheng Pei-Pei and Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan
    • The King and I: acclaimed director Tsui Hark remembers King Hu
    • Come Speak With Me: an exlusive interview with leading lady Cheng Pei-Pei
    • A Classic Remembered: a retrospective with Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan
    • Return of the Drunken Master: an exclusive interview with leading man Yueh Hua
    • Trailer Gallery


    Come Drink with Me
    The governor's son, on government business, is hijacked on the road and kidnapped by a ruthless gang of thugs who hold him as a hostage, demanding their leader's release from prison. The governor sends the legendary Golden Swallow (Cheng Pei-Pei) to rescue him. Golden Swallow arrives in town disguised as a man, and soon meets up with members of the gang in a local pub. She orders them to surrender. They refuse, and test her, throwing various objects at her, which she calmly deflects, before mounting a full-scale attack. As they fight, Drunken Cat (Yueh Hua), a kung fu master disguised as a beggar, enters the pub and looks on amusedly. Soon the two join forces to rescue the governor's son, and to defeat the wicked monk who aids the gang, and who learned his skills from the same master who taught Drunken Cat. Legendary Hong Kong action director King Hu (Swordsman) made Come Drink With Me for the Shaw brothers in 1966. Come Drink With Me was one of the classic Hong Kong kung fu films that inspired Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and it contains many of the same elements from that film, including gender confusion, a stolen mystical weapon, and a wall-climbing woman warrior played by Pei-Pei, whom Ang Lee would cast as the villainous Jade Fox in Crouching Tiger. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Cheng Pei-Pei
      Cheng Pei-Pei
    • Yueh Hua
      Yueh Hua
    • Chen Hung-Lieh
      Chen Hung-Lieh
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      Li Yun-Chung
    • Image coming soon
      Yang Chi-ching

    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A true original of the martial arts genre


      Pei Pei is wonderful in her role as Golden Swallow and Yueh Hua as the drunken beggar/martial arts master incognito is fantastic here. This film boasts the inspiration for what was to become martial arts cinema as we know it. Shaw Brothers productions make an all out attempt at realism. The villians are cruel, and very brutal, especially the White Faced Killer. The dialogue is extremely well thought out and the english dubbed translations may be a little better than the mandarin translations to english subtitles. Another interseting feature to the disc are the interviews. Yueh Hua actually confess' in his interview, to having been actually drunk during the scene where he's drinking while under guard by the villians, interestingly the director informed Yueh that's one of his best scenes in the film. The sets are simply fantastic examples of rustic 18th century china. The scene where Yueh Hua is tending to Pei Pei's wounds at his humble abode (any beggar would be truly fortunate to have a waterfall in their back yard), and is accosted there by the villians who wish to remove Pei Pei by force, is very well done and the set is beautiful. This is where Yueh Hua reveals his true identity, and his disguise of being a drunken beggar to all involved in the stories plot, though Pei Pei is wise to this very early on. The final fight is a bit of an anti-climax but not enough to cause the veiwer to be disappointed. A must have for any who truly appreciate classic Shaws Bros. martial arts films.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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