Monday, June 02, 2008

Come Drink With Me

"Oh here she comes
Watch out boy she'll cut you up"

Don't mess with a chick that's fights with blades. That's a hard lesson the thugs learned in the film Come Drink With Me. If they didn't wind up dead, they were scarred by the blade-
wielding girl known as "Golden Swallow". This film, that apparently inspired movies like Kill Bill and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, is another classic film re-released on DVD by The Weinstein Company, Celestial Pictures and Genius Products. What's great about this film is that even though it was released in 1966, the fighting scenes are just as good here (if not better) than some recent films. The things that Golden Swallow pulls off in the film are ridiculous. But then, that's the point of watching a film like this. You get to escape the sometimes dull world we live in, and travel to a place where a lady can wipe out 10 or more thugs all by herself. As it defies conventional rules of fighting, Come Drink With Me can still stand up to any film in the Kung Fu genre today. This is one film that was definitely way ahead of it's time.

Come Drink With Me is out now on DVD.

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