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Ngok Wah (Actor) | Cheng Pei Pei (Actor) | Chen Hung Lieh | King Hu (Director)
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Come Drink With Me

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Shaw Brothers classic Come Drink with Me was directed by King Hu, whose fanciful costume swordplay films from the 1960s and 70s are often cited as an inspiration for Ang Lee's 2000 hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This film stars Golden Swallow Cheng Pei Pei who fights on behalf of her father, the local governor, against a group of rebel bandits led by Jade-faced Tiger who has kidnapped her brother. She is aided in her adventures by a drunken wanderer called Drunken Knight (Ngok Wah), who is equally good with a sword, and whose guise may be a cover for other activities...
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Product Title: Come Drink With Me 大醉俠 大醉侠 大醉俠 Come Drink With Me
Artist Name(s): Ngok Wah (Actor) | Cheng Pei Pei (Actor) | Chen Hung Lieh 岳華 (Actor) | 鄭佩佩 (Actor) | 陳鴻烈 岳华 (Actor) | 郑佩佩 (Actor) | 陈鸿烈 岳華(ンゴッ・ワー) (Actor) | 鄭佩佩(チェン・プイプイ) (Actor) | 陳鴻烈(チェン・ホンリエ) Ngok Wah (Actor) | Cheng Pei Pei (Actor) | Chen Hung Lieh
Director: King Hu 胡金銓 胡金铨 胡金銓 (キン・フー) Hu Jin Quan
Release Date: 2002-12-05
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Bahasa (Malaysia), Bahasa (Indonesia)
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Sound Information: Dolby Digital
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 91 (mins)
Publisher: Intercontinental Video (HK)
Package Weight: 150 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1002392505

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主演:岳華╱鄭佩佩╱陳鴻烈

  本片敘述山賊橫行的時代,「索命五虎」,縱橫江湖,因不甘兩江總督將老大囚禁,將其子張步青擄去,做為交換的人質。張步青有妹張熙燕(鄭佩佩飾),武藝高強,外號「金燕子」,計劃前往與山賊玉面虎殷中玉(陳鴻烈飾)等周旋,投宿在高陞客棧。由於索命五虎認為金燕子是他們最大的麻煩,所以當金燕子一入客店時,雙方即展開一場明爭暗鬥。金燕子應付包圍危機,大顯身手,先聲奪人,擋酒罈、飛板凳、收金錢,手腳俐落,還有用筷子、扇子接金鏢,讓索命五虎心生警惕。此時,坐在客棧的醉俠范大悲將一切都看在眼裡。因金燕子個性較為衝動,又無豐富的江湖經歷,回房休息後,遭索命五虎放毒暗算,醉俠暗中引出金燕子。
  In 2001, There was director Ang Lee, villainess Cheng Pei-Pei, and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. 35 years before there was legendary director King Hu (a.k.a. Hu King-chuan)(A Touch Of Zen), beloved heroine Cheng Pei-Pei, and this universally considered one of the best Hong Kong movies ever made.. Here Cheng is Golden Swallow, who teams with swordsman Drunken Cat to battle a corrupt Buddhist monk with mystical martial arts pwoers. Without question, this production set a new standard for Asian action movies.


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Professional Review of "Come Drink With Me"

January 16, 2003

Come Drink with Me was made in 1966. It was King Hu's first attempt at Wuxia genre, as well as Cheng Pei-pei and Yue Hua's debut in a Wuxia movie. Before the release of this film, Wuxia was not a popular genre in Hong Kong. In some senses, it is not inappropriate to say that Come Drink with Me was the first movie to arouse the attention of Hong Kong audience to new style Wuxia film. King Hu was also known as a synonym of Wuxia genre later.

The story begins with the kidnap of a government official by the notorious "Five Tigers". In response to this case, Golden Swallow (Cheng Pei-pei), the sister of the government official, starts her rescue mission. Being pure and inexperienced, she does not know that she is stepping into a trap that is set up by the "Five Tigers". Luckily, she comes across a mysterious drunk man (Yue Hua) who appears to be a skillful and profound martial arts master. The two of them join force and fight off the enemies eventually. If we see it from our perspective in the 21st century, this story may not seem very intricate or appealing, as most of us have already seen too many Wuxia movies with a similar plot device before, but try to imagine, this movie was the first of their kind in the 1960s when nobody has handled a Wuxia story in this way before, so what Hu did was just like the reinvention of the kung fu genre by Bruce Lee in the 1970s. It's no wonder why it could become a such smash hit at that time and the impact was so huge that after this movie, Wuxia genre has become one of the most popular types of movie in Hong Kong for a long time.

As there are already too many books and research materials about director King Hu and his movies, I am not planning to spend too much time to talk about all the technical information I know about him. I would rather like to share some of my personal response after seeing this movie. To me, one of the most impressive aspects of King Hu's movie is his aesthetic consideration. Unlike many other Hong Kong movies at that time, his compositions are always carefully constructed. For instance, when Golden Swallow first appears in the beginning of the film, the background of the small town looks extremely sophisticated, even though this setting only appears once in the movie. Later in the movie, scenes like the buddhist temple and the small hut of Fan Dabei are also elaborate. You can feel the attention to details obviously. In addition to the compositions, camera work is also highly appreciated. The consideration of camera angle is not merely for the sake of storytelling, there is also an unique and significant artistic touch.

Aesthetic consideration is not limited to composition or camera work only, the action choreography is also very elegant. It is very different from any hardcore action movies we see today in which a lot of blood is shed, Hu's fight scenes are very exquisite and acrobatic. The movements of the actors are not fast or authentic, in some senses, they are more like dancing than fighting. To me, Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is the most devoted successor of King Hu's Wuxia film that captures Hu's spirit wholeheartedly. No matter the aesthetic consideration of the settings or the elegant and acrobatic fight scenes, everything is just evolved from Hu's films.

If you want to learn about renowned master King Hu's world of Wuxia, Come Drink with Me is no doubt a good place to start. The digitally remastered DVD/VCD released by Celestial Pictures/IVL is excellent, the picture and sound qualities are so good that it's not hard to believe if someone says this is a brand new movie produced this year. Unfortunately, the interviews have no subtitles, if you don't speak English, you may not be able to enjoy any of them.

Cool guy(s) - Cheng Pei-pei


Reviewed by: Kantorates - Cinespot.com

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Customer Review of "Come Drink With Me"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.5 out of 10 (6)

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December 20, 2006

Definate Swordplay Classic Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
If you love swordplay, this is a definate classic to have in your collection. The characters are your idealistic Chinese romantics. Beautifully presented, recognizable classic actors like Yue Hua, Cheng Pei Pei & director King Hu. The story moves along fairly well & the action/swordplay is still impressive regardless of when this film was made. (no confusingly fast camera angles or ridiculous wire work, just good ol' fashion, traditional movie story telling)

The end is somewhat anti-climactic but there is a sense of closure. Having a remastered edition makes if all the more worth while.
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Anonymous

April 25, 2004

brilliant the first half Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10

The movie takes a bad turn after the temple fight.

It almost seems like another director took over or King Hu
was rushed to finish making the movie by the Shaw brothers.

Anyway, it is still a must see, great music score and picture.
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Anonymous

February 24, 2004

1 people found this review helpful

Come Drink With Me Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10

A good example of DVD publishing: the film has been restored to bright new picture quality. Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS options make it sound wonderful, with the operatic drums in the score particularly impressive. Bonus features include a few interesting interviews, with Cheng Pei Pei's 20 minutes or so quite in depth. There is the standard offering of Trailers, but a couple of the other Features are a bit spurious. Production Notes, for instance, turn out to be the blurb on the box.

There's a very good commentary track with Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan, familiar to fans of the the UK Hong Kong Legends DVDs where he is a regular commentator. He is joined by Cheng Pei Pei and her daughter. The only weak point is that the recording levels are unbelievably misjudged. Cheng and Logan sound like they are far away from the microphone while Cheng's daughter sounds like the mike is next to her face. Turn the voulme up to hear Cheng properly and you'll be regularly deafened by her daughter's contributions. Without meaning to be unkind, this seating arrangement is precisely the opposite of what you want considering what each participant has to say.

As for the film itself, it is a wonderful bit of storytelling. The action is deliberately slow and achieves a tension that more familiar fast-paced action film styles miss. Cheng Pei Pei is a very charismatic lead which, for me, gives this film the edge over Dragon Gate Inn.
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Anonymous

February 8, 2003

King Hu, the man Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10

I saw this movie years ago, and while it is not
as good as Dragon Gate Inn, it is very good.

The Dragon Gate Inn (don't where I can get the dvd?)
really propelled King Hu to one of the
top ranked directors in HK.

I plan to purchase this movie, just
one question though, is it digitally
remastered from the Shaw film library?

TIA
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Anonymous

January 9, 2003

1 people found this review helpful

Cheng Pei Pei before "Crouching Tiger ..." BRAVA ! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
For those who only come to know about Cheng Pei Pei as
that old, ugly villainess in "Crouching Tiger Hidden
Dragon", here's your chance to see her in her fighting
"debut"--and WHAT a fighter she was !!!! No wonder Ang
Lee wanted her to play that arch villain in "Crouching Tiger.." Here's hoping Shaw/Celestial will re-release
all her kung-fu movies and forget those awful modern
dress musicals (like "Hongkong Nocturne")! To Madame
Cheng Pei Pei---"BRAVA ! BRAVISSIMA !" for all those
fast moves and poetic dance-like swings---go get the
enemies and stab them with chopsticks, coins etc !!!
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