Golden Swallow (1968)

9/10 - Chang Cheh brings his own style to Come Drink With Me sequel
Reviewed by Simon on 18 July 2004
Nominal sequel to Come Drink With Me, with Chang Cheh infusing his own bloody style with that of King Hu's work from the previous year to create a rather wonderful beast. Much more melodramatic and violent (the body count is quite staggering) but very beautifully and creatively shot. There's some very innovative camera work, including some camera work in fight scenes that was years ahead of its time. Sometimes it must be admitted that their ambitions exceeded their abilities somewhat (and some shots are just plain out of focus :p), but full marks for trying. Almost a 5 star film.

Cast

Jimmy Wang Yu
Cheng Pei-Pei
Lo Lieh
Wu Ma

Crew

Director
Chang Cheh
Action Director
Lau Kar-Leung
Tang Chia
Production Company
Shaw Brothers
Cinematographer
Pao Hsueh-Li

See also