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Come Drink with Me (1966)
"Da zui xia" (original title)

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A group of bandits kidnaps the governor's son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange.

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Hua Yueh ...
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Hsi Chang ...
Innkeeper
Hsin Yen Chao
Hung Lieh Chen ...
Yang Chiang
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Boy killed at monastery
Alan Chui Chung San
Yi Feng
Ying-Chieh Han ...
Bandit
Li Jen Ho ...
Monk
Hsia Hsu
Feng Ku ...
Bandit chopping hand off
Ying-Chi Kuan
Yunzhong Li ...
'Smiling Tiger' Tsu Kan (as Yun-Chung Li)
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A ruthless band of thugs kidnaps a young official to exchange for their leader who has been captured. Golden Swallow is sent to take on the thugs and free the prisoner (who is also her brother). Though she is able to handle the overwhelming odds, she is hit by a poison dart and gets help from a beggar who is really a kung-fu master in disguise. With his help, she forms a plan to get her brother back. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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The original 'Drunken Master' - should have been released in America in 1967
27 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If this film had been released in America in the year of its production, 1966, or the year afterward, I guarantee that the rave for Hong Kong action films would have surfaced then, and not 1972 (and on) with "5 fingers of death" and "fist of fury". And it would not just have happened among young men (the principle audience for the 'fu film in the '70s), but among Hollywood veterans as well, which would have begun a trend to introduce Hong Kong methods - and professionals - into Hollywood itself.

because this film is dam' well made. The film looks as though King Hu spent hours watching and analyzing George Steven's accomplishment in "Shane", and then figuring out how to do Stevens 'one better' so to speak, and yet maintain his film's appeal to his base audience in Hong Kong and other Chinese communities.

So what we have here is part 'adult western', part 'chinese opera' and all adventure movie from start to finish.

And this is not for kids - and I'm not referring to the violence. The subtle humor of the dialog, the maturity of the acting, the wisdom of the ethical problems raised and of their resolutions, these are for adults to enjoy, and then later to ponder. When the hero stabs a villain, and the villain's blood gushes over the hero's face, this is a brutal reminder of just how serious a violent choice - i.e., the choice to engage in violence, however noble the cause - really is. - A question the film takes seriously, as any good film would.

Very well made, cleverly written, with strong performances from all. A real gem.


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