New restoration courtesy Celestial Pictures and AGFA!
Martial arts cinema wouldn’t be martial arts cinema without COME DRINK WITH ME. Golden Swallow (Chang Pei-Pei) is on a mission to save the local governor’s son from a group of thugs led by the evil Jade-Faced Tiger. After demolishing some gangsters at an inn, Golden Swallow meets a drunken beggar. And the stage is set for a jaw-dropping adventure where nothing is what it seems, including Golden Swallow herself. With a dazzling performance from Chang Pei-Pei — “the queen of the swords” — and the dynamic direction of King Hu, COME DRINK WITH ME set a new standard for women’s roles in martial arts cinema. For fans of poetic screen violence who can appreciate the majesty of pulp genre cinema, there’s nothing more revelatory than seeing this movie in a theater.
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