4.05 – COME DRINK WITH ME (1966) and War

This week’s movie is the seminal Hong Kong wuxia piece COME DRINK WITH ME (1966). After some initial reviews, we get into discussions of fantasy and reality, wire work, and on-screen violence.

Next Week
The next film in our Martial Arts season, and possibly the most famous title we’ll be looking at, is the classic ENTER THE DRAGON (1972).

This Week’s Media
RUSSIAN DOLL (2019): Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez
MASTERCHEF (2019): Franc Roddam, John Torode, Gregg Wallace
MARVEL 1602 (2003-04): Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert, Scott McKowen

Recommendations
THE 14 AMAZONS (1972): Cheng Gang, Ivy Ling Po, Lisa Lu
DOUBLE TEAM (1997): Tsui Hark, Jean-Claude van Damme, Dennis Rodman
DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002): Lee Tamahori, Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry
KUNG FU PANDA (2008): Mark Osborne, Jack Black, Ian McShane

Footnotes
As we discuss International Women’s Day in the context of Cheng Pei-pei’s involvement in the film, here are a few interesting articles: 1, 2, 3. There’s more on wuxua films here:. The rumoured Tarantino remake is mentioned here (although it was green-lit by Harvey Weinstein, so it…probably won’t go ahead). Finally, the rumour about Jackie Chan’s involvement in this film (on which Sam based one of his recommendations!) can be found here.