Come Drink with Me
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Long before "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" wowed the western world, "Come Drink With Me" set an entirely new standard for martial arts movies in the Far East. Director King Hu not only broke new ground but set the groundwork for all the action films that followed, including "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". "Come Drink With Me" tells the story of a mysterious swordswoman nicknamed “Golden Swallow”, and the even more mysterious swordsman, “Beggar”. They join forces to free a kidnapped official from a Buddhist monastery run by a corrupt abbot with incredible kung-fu powers. But the real attention-getters are the ingeniously staged action scenes and a cast of characters that looks as cool today as when the film burst upon the cinema scene in 1966.
Starring Jackie Chan, Pei-Pei Cheng, Chih-Ching Yang
Director King Hu