Come Drink With Me
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A general's son is kidnapped by a gang demanding the freeing of their leader within five days. The politician refuses to accept the terms of the deal and sends his daughter, Golden Swallow, to find the bandits and free her brother. She is faced with quite a challenge, and the only person she seems to have on her side is Drunken Cat – a boozer struggling not to fall on his face. But Golden Swallow is by no means helpless. Those who stand in her way quickly realize they are up against a perfectly trained warrior.
The collaboration between Hu and the legendary Hong Kong Shaw Brothers Studio is a brilliant, fast-paced wuxia spectacle, made up of colorful, showstopping frames. With this stylish, elegant tale, Hu set the bar for the genre high for decades to come. It dazzles with not only with fight scenes choreography, but also with Cheng Pei-pei, a ballet dancer turned actress. Her breakthrough role proved that women warriors can easily go up against their male opponents. The actress remains active, as evidenced by her role of Jade Fox in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." As a matter of fact, Ang Lee's film owes a lot to King Hu's masterpiece.
Born in Beijing in 1932, grew up surrounded by classical Chinese painting and literature. At the age of 18, he moved to Hong Kong to create advertising posters, then went on to work for the famous Shaw Brothers Studio. After the success of "Come Drink With Me," a film that revolutionized the genre of wuxia, he moved to Taiwan to shoot "Dragon Inn," which enjoyed an enthusiastic reception. His next film, "A Touch of Zen," took three years to make and is widely considered to be his masterpiece. Hu's subsequent productions, shot in various locations including South Korea, form part of the ambitious wuxia canon but remain fairly unknown outside of Asia. King Hu is regarded as the visionary of action cinema who created the trends that remain present in mainstream productions to this day.
1966 Napij się ze mną / Da zui xia / Come Drink with me
1967 Dragon Inn / Long meh kezhan / Dragon Gate Inn
1971 Dotyk zen / Xia nu / A Touch of Zen
1973 Ying chun gez hi / The Fate of Lee Khan
1979 Deszcz w górach / Kong shan ling yu / Raining in the Mountain
1979 Legenda gór / Shan zhong zhuan qi / Legend of the Mountain
1983 Koło życia / Da lunhui / The Wheel of Life (jedna z nowel)
1993 Hua pi zhi: Yin yang fa wang / Painted Skin