• Chevalier

    ★★★½ Added by Chevalier

    The editing techniques are clearly dated, and the pacing could be better. Still, an important film in the history of wuxia cinema.

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  • Sean

    ★★★★½ Watched by Sean 05 Mar, 2014

    Shaw Brothers martial arts extravaganza, while I was watching it I had the feeling of watching a Chinese version of a spaghetti western. Beautifully filmed by King Hu, this was my first Hu and SB film and it certainly won't be my last. Come Drink With Me really does have some amazing choreographed fight scenes, so fast and quick, a few times I had to rewind a scene just to marvel at it all over again. Pei Pei Cheng plays…

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  • Alan Lai

    ★★★½ Added by Alan Lai

    Mr.King Hu's beauty cinematography and Pro-act from Top Cast like Pei-pei Cheng,Yueh Hua and Cheng Hung Lieh will make you forget those bad pacing and some bad editing.Come Drink with Them!

    Cheng Hung Lieh,you will be missed.

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  • Z-portal

    ★★★½ Watched by Z-portal 17 Jan, 2014

    For one of their earlier martial arts films, you can already see this has that distinctive Shaw Bros. style to it. Within the first 10 minutes, someone loses a hand and there's already a ton of bloodshed. The way they built up the Golden Swallow character though, I expected her to be a bad ass heroine that destroys the enemy on her own. I wasn't aware that there was going to be a strong supporting male character in Drunken Cat,…

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  • DjangoDiabolik

    ★★★★½ Watched by DjangoDiabolik 15 Jan, 2014 2

    Continuing on my recent binge of early Shaw Brothers movies, I've come to what has to be my favourite yet.

    Unlike the previous movie I watched, The Love Eterne, which was full of elements that I generally avoid in movies, Come Drink with Me is a brilliant concoction of everything I love about the genre cinema of the late 1960s to mid 1970s. The film has quite strong Spaghetti Western leanings, with the plot of For A Few Dollars More…

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  • Willow Catelyn

    ★★★★½ Watched by Willow Catelyn 01 Jan, 2014 5

    When a guy armed only with a fan comes trotting down a hill with a wild eyed smile on his face you know shit is about to go down. I loved this. Great way to start out a new year in cinema.

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  • Roberts

    ★★★★ Watched by Roberts 01 Nov, 2013

    A classy martial arts epic that influenced so many Hong Kong filmmakers. While it feels like some of the important story bits ended up on the cutting floor, there is no denying that it's a very entertaining movie full of imagination and spectacle.

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  • Andrew Falk

    ★★★ Watched by Andrew Falk 14 Sep, 2013

    I probably would have liked this more if the DVD's subtitle translation hadn't been so bizarrely awful (a frustrated villain yells "Nebbish!" at one point.) Even with a slightly incoherent plot, there are some memorable characters, exciting action scenes, and imaginative props, sets, and visual effects.

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  • Pat

    ★★★★½ Watched by Pat 25 Aug, 2013 2

    Among it's many flaws, one line in particular bothered me in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film. While discussing A Touch of Zen, Cousins mentions that if John Ford was Chinese, the movies he would make would look like it. Besides being a pretty nonsensical comparison, it fails to convey just how original and unique a director King Hu was. He wasn't merely Chinese John Ford; he was the standard bearer for an entire genre, one of the most influential…

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  • Sean Gilman

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Sean Gilman 09 Jul, 2013

    There's the ending, and then the ending after the ending. And then there's the ending after the ending that undermines the other two endings by trying to play the moral of the film both ways by espousing the rejection of bloody vengeance, but giving the audience the violent thrill anyway. This is the central theme of the era of the genre this film initiated: the conflict between the moral imperative for forgiveness and the just demand for revenge, oft-dramatized as…

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  • tipsfromchip

    ★★★ Watched by tipsfromchip 11 Jun, 2013

    This is a highly influential martial arts film and Cheng Pei-Pei is great in it. Yes, the martial arts sequences are edited to allow for some of the beyond human ability moves and this might appear dated, but you could say the same thing about special effects in science fiction films from the 1960s, too. It doesn't make them less enjoyable.

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  • Kristal Cooper

    ★★★½ Added by Kristal Cooper

    "I was drunk! LET'S GET SOME NOODLES!!" Watch it with the dubbing - those voice actors are geniuses.

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