Come Drink with Me, is a 1966 Hong Kong wuxia film directed by King Hu. Set during the Ming Dynasty, it stars Cheng Pei-pei and Yuen Hua as warriors with Chan Hung-lit as the villain, and features action choreography by Han Ying-Chien. It is widely considered one of the best Hong Kong films ever made. The film was selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 39 Academy Awards, but was not nominated.
(Synopsis): Nearly four decades before Kill Bill, the groundbreaking Shaw Brothers classic Come Drink with Me set the bar for sword-wielding kung fu heroines. “A revelation in martial arts filmmaking” (Ross Chen, LoveHKFilm.com), it stars legendary fight queen Cheng Pei-pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as Golden Swallow, a deadly agent sent to rescue a kidnapped official from a bandit clan. To take down the clan’s five ruthless leaders, she teams up with a hard-drinking martial arts mentor, who helps her to cut a path of destruction through her enemies. Featuring pioneering wire work, landmark fight scenes, and a stylized sense of cool far ahead of its era, Come Drink with Me “may be the most influential martial arts film of all time”
Starring: Cheng Pei Pei, Yueh Hua, Chen Hung Lieh, Yam Ho, Yeung Chi Hing, Simon Yuen Siu Tien, Ku Feng, Lee Wan Chung, Kok Lee Yan, Han Ying Chieh
Directors: King Hu, Produced by: Run Run Shaw, Distributed by: Shaw Brothers Studio, Production Studio: Shaw Brothers Studio, Release date: April 7, 1966, Format: Multiple Formats, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Language: Cantonese, Subtitles: English, Spanish, Dubbed: English, Region: Region :1 (U.S. and Canada only. Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1, Running time: 95 minutes