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Come Drink With Me [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: Cantonese Chinese
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: NR (Not Rated) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0010X740K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,220 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Of course you need a Region 0 DVD Player for this but this has been a film I have been dying to see for an age and a half. I bought a DVD player and hacked it to watch it.

It was worth every second I waited. The setting is a rural idyll, reminding me of One Armed Swordsman. However the struggle is much more complex and almost reflects the struggle of the pioneering feminist to get ahead in the patriarchal society of asia.

It all rings so awfully true...
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a good swordplay film from the 70s but not as good as Lady Hermit which has the same leading lady.
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Enjoyed this lots, brought back memories. Great film that I will watch again and again. My favourite actress, love her!
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5.0 out of 5 stars VERY good DVD edition of a classic from Shaw Brothers Hong Kong. 23 Mar. 2014
By K. Henton - Published on Amazon.com
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I REALLY like how this DVD is compiled. The picture quality is a bit lacking because it has not yet been digitally remastered, but that is not necessary to enjoy all the complexities in this one-of-a-kind production. There are precious interviews including those with the main stars, Ms Cheng Pei Pei and Mr Yueh Hua, both doing well as of this writing. There is also a great movie commentary featuring Ms Cheng and an expert on classic kung fu flicks. Soooo much has been copied from this masterpiece created by Hu Jingquan (King Hu) that it is easy for today's viewers to exclaim 'So what else is new?' But once you step back and come to the realization that this was done nearly 50 years ago in pre-boom Hong Kong, within the heavily equipped studios of Run Run Shaw (23 November 1907 - 7 January 2014), with near complete creative freedom for director King Hu in this the only film he ever did for Shaw Brothers, you start to appreciate its greatness all the more. I am sure there will be some kind of digitally remastered version coming in the future, but for now this is a very good way for the Shaw Brothers / kung fu flick affectionado, the inquisitive novice and the sometimey viewer alike to add to their collection of great cinematic masterpieces of the world. Highly recommended, very reasonably priced.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Kung-Fu movies I've seen 21 Nov. 2010
By Thomas Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't expect much when it comes to Kung-Fu films.
A flimsy plot + spotty acting + and lots of martial arts = typical movie.
That's not a formula that's too hard to follow.
Most times there's only enough dialog to get you to the next fight scene.
Some filmakers do it better than others, while others can barely get it right.

This movie did more than "get it right".
The story is well thought out and the acting (for a Kung-Fu film) is really good.
What struck me most about this movie, however, was that there aren't that many fight scenes. I mean, there are some, but this movie doesn't rely on them to keep it going.
There's actually quite a bit of acting and dialog for this type of movie.
When there is a fight scene, it's quick, brutal, and amazing.

I wasn't sitting and watching the movie waiting for the next battle. I was interested in what was happening and how things were developing with the characters.
The "bad guys" are indeed very bad, and the "good guys" (in this case a young girl and a drunken man) are spectacular.

The quality of this DVD is really good. Dragon Dynasty has been releasing some great remastered versions of these films, and this was no execption. The picture is clear and the colors aren't washed out. The dubbing was well done and fit the movie.

The special features are good too, including interviews with the lead characters "Golden Swallow" (played by actress Cheng Pei-Pei) and her drunken ally (played by Yueh Hua).

I would definitely recommend this to any fan of Kung-Fu cinema.
5.0 out of 5 stars Jade Fox in 1966: less wrinkly, more sexilicious 24 May 2010
By H. Bala - Published on Amazon.com
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Before Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi - heck, before Uma Thurman killed Bill - Cheng Pei-pei was carving up bad guys with artistic abandon. Back in 1966, in an era when women in martial arts films were portrayed more as meek and powerless, Cheng Pei-pei got cast in the lead role of COME DRINK WITH ME and topsy-turvied that stereotype. COME DRINK WITH ME is a retro blast of awesome but, admittedly, it presents a rather shallow story arc, and the wushu stuff it demonstrates doesn't hold up to the best of modern day martial arts cinema, and yet it's good enough and Pei-pei and fellow lead actor Yueh Hua certainly exhibit cool, charismatic presence.

When ruthless bandits abduct a government official, it falls on a lethal operative named Golden Swallow (Cheng Pei-pei) to pull off a rescue attempt. Golden Swallow's reputation is so fearsome that the bandits automatically assume she's a man, and what gets me is that they continue to think of her as a man even when she finally shows up. Pei-pei is such a beautiful girl I can't imagine how you can think of her as anything but. Golden Swallow has flaws. She may be tremendously skilled but she is impetuous and impatient, and she would've had a tougher time in her investigation if she hadn't met the inebriated beggar called Drunken Cat (Yueh Hua). Predictably, there's more to Drunken Cat than just drinking and begging.

Director King Hu, with his eye for detail and willingness to break the mold, is regarded as very influential to wuxia cinema, and it's mostly because of this landmark film. COME DRINK WITH ME introduced a new approach, new dynamism, new sensibilities which have since become tropes of the genre. The stuff we're used to seeing now in martial arts movies first broke ground in COME DRINK WITH ME. Here, we get early whiffs of the drunken master and the strong deadly heroine and even early vestiges of wire work. Certainly, the stylized fighting, the nod to Peking Opera, and the nighttime rooftop chase would later influence CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (which also features Cheng Pei-pei as the villain Jade Fox).

Both Pei-pei and Yueh Hua were martial arts actors who didn't know martial arts when they first started out. Pei-pei had a background in ballet, and Hua mimicked just enough moves to make him look convincing onscreen. And they're talented enough to pull it off. The skills test in the tavern scene resonates enough on an iconic level that it's undoubtedly inspired many a wuxia film to insert its own tavern sequence.

Not that the film is flawless. The story today comes off as serviceable but predictable. The action sequences are good; the leads sell the mayhem, but here and there you notice Director King Hu hedging with some sly edit cuts. There also may have been a half-hearted attempt at romance, but that ultimately goes nowhere. There is an abbot supposedly with formidable fighting skills and he's set up to go against Drunken Cat, except that the two times they engage, the abbot is handled fairly quickly. And maybe it's just me, but the exhibition of hai gung - the projection of internal energy - seems kinda weak. But I'm just nitpicking. The relevance is in the context. I can't imagine what it must have been like in 1966 when COME DRINK WITH ME came out with its wild new ideas, but this flick must've generated some excited babble at the water cooler. Were there water coolers in 1966?

The DVD's bonus features include: audio commentary from Cheng Pei-pei and Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan; "The King and I" - acclaimed modern-day Chinese director Tsui Hark (who remade Hu's DRAGON GATE INN) reflects on King Hu (00:13:55 minutes); "Come Speak With Me" is an exclusive interview with Cheng Pei-pei in English (00:16:41); "A Classic Remembered" is a thoughtful retrospective with Bey Logan (00:17:24); "Return of the Drunken Master" is an exclusive interview with Yueh Hua in English (00:17:51); and the original theatrical trailers (with sub-titles) for COME DRINK WITH ME and HEROES OF THE EAST.

FYI: In 1968 Cheng Pei-pei reprised her role in the sequel GOLDEN SWALLOW. I'm assuming it's not yet out in DVD because I can't find it anywhere, but, man, I'm dying to see it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic 17 Nov. 2016
By s m dickman - Published on Amazon.com
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A classic. The thing I like about King Hu is that the stories in his films seem to have a Kubric like 2 (or 3 in A Touch of Zen) distinct parts. This film has a fairly classic story structure, but really the underlying story seems to be about arrogance and self image.
5.0 out of 5 stars Singlehandedly Reinvented the Genre 12 Oct. 2009
By Jusuf Hariman - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the greatest martial arts film of all time. Nearly four decades before "Kill Bill", the groundbreaking Shaw Brothers classic "Come Drink With Me" set the bar for swordwielding kung fu heroines. A revelation in martial arts filmmaking, it stars legendary fight queen Cheng Pei-pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as Golden Swallow, a deadly agent sent to rescue a kidnapped official from a bandit clan. To take down the clan's five ruthless tigers, she teams up with a hard-drinking martial arts mentor, who helps her to cut a path of destruction through her enemies. Featuring pioneer wire work, landmark fight scenes, and a stylized sense of cool far ahead of its era, "Come Drink With Me" may be the most influencial martial arts film of all time. This film inspired Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". Cheng Pei-Pei looks stunningly beautiful in this film but, it was 4 decades ago. I wonder how she looks now?
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