RELEASE DATE: March 22, 2022
On March 22, 2022, Arrow Video can be releasing the Blu-ray for King Hu’s 1966 wuxia traditional Come Drink with Me. They’ll even be releasing an Arrow Retailer U.S. Unique model of the movie, that includes unique Theatrical Art work.
Years earlier than Shaw Brothers’ kung fu movies made them the largest movie studio in Hong Kong, native audiences flocked to their wuxia pian movies: mythic tales of swordfighting (and sometimes gravity-defying) heroes preventing for honor. In his ultimate movie for the studio, Come Drink With Me, director King Hu (A Contact of Zen) broke contemporary new floor in martial arts storytelling, and catapulted fresh-faced lead actress Cheng Pei-pei to stardom within the course of. When the Governor’s son is taken hostage by bandits, a mysterious swordsman named Golden Swallow (Cheng) is scorching on their path to make sure the son’s launch. What the bandits don’t understand, nevertheless, is that Golden Swallow is definitely a girl, and that the hostage is her brother.
Decided to set him free, irrespective of what number of goons she has to battle her approach via in doing so, she is aided in her quest by a drunken beggar (Yueh Hua) who might have a more in-depth connection to the bandits’ chief than he initially lets on. A long time earlier than Ang Lee introduced the wuxia style to worldwide consideration with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (by which Cheng performed the villainous Jade Fox), King Hu set the unique template in what remains to be thought of considered one of Shaw Brothers’ best and most influential motion masterpieces.
- Excessive Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
- Uncompressed Mandarin and English unique mono audio
- Optionally available English subtitles, plus English hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dub
- Model new audio commentary by movie critic and historian Tony Rayns
- Interview with star Cheng Pei-pei, filmed by Frédéric Ambroisine in 2003
- Interview with star Yueh Hua, filmed by Frédéric Ambroisine in 2007
- Interview with star Chen Hung-lieh, filmed by Frédéric Ambroisine in 2003
- Speak Story with Cheng Pei-pei, a 2016 Q&A on the College of Hawaii moderated by George Chun Han Wang
- Cinema Hong Kong: Swordfighting, a documentary on the historical past of the wuxia style and Shaw Brothers’ contributions to it, produced by Celestial Photos in 2003 and that includes interviews with Cheng Pei-pei, Gordon Liu, Lau Kar-leung, John Woo, Sammo Hung, Kara Hui, David Chiang and others
- Authentic theatrical trailer, plus trailer for the sequel Golden Swallow
- Picture gallery
- Reversible sleeve that includes unique and newly commissioned paintings by Tony Stella
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet that includes new writing on the movie by Anne Billson, and a 2010 essay by George Chun Han Wang concerning the relationship between director King Hu and producer Run Run Shaw