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Shaw Brothers Saturdays: ‘Drink With Me’ proves ‘golden’

24 December 2011 12:45 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Come Drink With Me

Directed by King Hu

1966, Hong Kong

There is always something thrilling and fascinating about a movie that defies ones expectations, giving audiences something they never saw coming. Given that Come Drink With Me is the first film to be reviewed in this series, few expectations existed beforehand. Nevertheless, King Hu’s efforts in putting interesting twists on specific characters and narrative elements does not go unnoticed, and while the film does experience some slight turbulence, the end result makes for a memorable 90 minutes.

Set in an unspecified past, a party of men transporting a general’s son across the mountainous countryside is cleverly ambushed by a hoard of gangsters, whose intentions are to offer the son back in exchange for their currently imprisoned leader. It is only a matter time before the general’s daughter and cunning warrior, code name Golden Swallow (Chang Pei-pei) is given »

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