Audience Rating: Unrated Binding: DVD Brand: WELLSPRING/GENIUS EAN: 0796019809979 Format: Dubbed Label: The Weinstein Company Manufacturer: The Weinstein Company Number Of Items: 1 Publisher: The Weinstein Company Region Code: 1 Release Date: 2008-05-27 Running Time: 95 Studio: The Weinstein Company Theatrical Release Date: 1965
Nearly four decades before Kill Bill the groundbreaking Shaw Brothers classic Come Drink with Me set the bar for sword-wielding kung fu heroines. "A revelation in martial arts filmmaking" (Ross Chen LoveHKFilm.com) 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 leaders she teams up with a hard-drinking martial arts mentor who helps her to cut a path of destruction through her enemies. Featuring pioneering wire work landmark fight scenes and a stylized sense of cool far ahead of its era.System Requirements:Running Time: 95 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE/MARTIAL ARTS UPC: 796019809979 Manufacturer No: 80997
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Customer Rating: Summary: From young to old Comment: This is a good strong Chinese martial arts revenge movie. I was surprised to see a VERY young actress that plays one of lead roles in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon! See if you can spot her. Customer Rating: Summary: I WANTED to like it... Comment: If you are familiar with Shaw Brothers, then you know that this is not your first choice of their films. First, to it's credit (or more specifically to the credit of Dragon Dynasty) the film is restored really well and has a great picture.
What I don't like is that nearly every fight scene, of which there are many, are implied martial arts. It is edited in such a way that you really don't see a whole lot of action. What you do see is simple, and disapointing. The story is decent for a kung-fu film, but compared to other Shaw Brothers classics, especially their earlier releases, this leaves much to be desired.
If you are looking for some great martial arts, this is probably not a good choice. Customer Rating: Summary: this moive is bad! Comment: I do not know what moives you people like or have seen I bought this moive on the recommended people here and all I can say is do not belive everything you read. I have been a collecting Kung-fu moives since 1973
and this is one of the worst the action is like in slow motion for a child and I have seen more action sleeping on a plane all I can say is stay away from this one PLEASE! Customer Rating: Summary: Shaw Brothers Classic Comment: Dragon Dynasty continutes to deliver great Shaw Brothers films one after the other. The 27th film to be released by Dragon Dynasty and their 6 Shaw Brothers release, you can't go wrong with this one. Widely considered to be one of the best Hong Kong films ever made, one can see why. It carries a great story along with awesome fight scenes and fantastic acting by Cheng Pei-Pei(commentary included with her and Bey Logan) and Yueh Hua.
Special Features include:
Feature Commentary with Bey Lognan/Cheng Pei Pei
King and I-Director Tsui Hark reflections on film
Come Speak With Me-Interview with Cheng Pei Pei
A Classic Remembered-Retrospective with Bey Logan
Return of Drunken Master-Interview with Yueh Hua
Trailer Gallery Customer Rating: Summary: From 1966, but much better than you would expect from a movie that old Comment: Cheng Pei Pei stars as The Golden Swallow, and is known for her great fighting skills. A gang is trying to rescue their leader from going to jail, and they end up kidnapping a man (Golden Swallow's brother) so that they can make him their hostage and trade him for their leader. Some really wicked villains in this, and I was amazed at how well Pei Pei handles herself. She uses double daggers, and it's a refreshing change from the standard straight sword that you see in most movies. Yueh Hua has a good role as the "Drunk Cat". He appears to be the town drunkard, but he's really an expert martial artist. He helps Pei Pei out with anything that she can't handle. Hua is very likable, and plays his role well.
Come Drink with Me is a movie that still holds up today. Back in 1966 it was probably the best wuxia ever made.
Picture and sound are awesome, and there are plenty of special features. I will go over each one individually.
First up is a brand new commentary from Cheng Pei Pei and Bey Logan. Dragon Dynasty once again proves to be the elite company releasing martial arts movies. No one can touch the special features they provide, and this commentary is a Cheng Pei Pei fan's dream come true. This isn't your average commentary from some actor who barely remembers making the movie. Pei Pei knows this movie and the actors very well. Her English isn't perfect, but I could still understand most of what she said.
17 minute interview with Yueh Hua- I was surpised to hear Hua speaking English. He is not the most energetic person as he is pretty old now, but there is a lot of good information provided.
14 minutes with Tsui Hark- Hark gives his thoughts on the movie and talks about King Hu. Great interview with tons of interesting information.
16 minutes with Cheng Pei Pei- It's amazing how well Pei Pei remembers everything. Outstanding interview.
17 minutes with Bey Logan talking about the movie and King Hu- the commentary is mainly for Cheng Pei Pei, so it's nice to see Bey be able to share his thoughts alone. Very nice interview.
Also included are the original trailers for Come Drink With Me and Heroes of the East.