Golden Swallow

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The Golden Swallow is a Hero of Chinese folklore, There are a lot of movie about her (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Swallow). In here, it is presented the most well-known ones with starring Cheng Pei-pei as Golden Swallow.

Come Drink with Me is a 1966 Hong Kong wuxia film directed by King Hu. Set during the Ming Dynasty, it stars Cheng Pei-pei and Yueh Hua as warriors with Chan Hung-lit as the villain, and features action choreography by Han Ying-chieh. It is widely considered one of the best Hong Kong films ever made. The film was selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 39th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. (A)

Golden Swallow (1968), also known as The Girl with the Thunderbolt Kick, is a 1968 Hong Kong wuxia film directed by Chang Cheh and produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, starring Cheng Pei-pei, Wang Yu, Lo Lieh. The film is such a sequel or pre-quel to Come Drink with Me (??!).

Nevertheless the film is truly magnificent, with wonderful panoramic shots, excellent fight sequences and a story that is easy to follow.

This film is a perfect example of why Cheng Pei-pei’s characterizations were years ahead of their time. She was a truly independant and strong female role model without sacrificing any femininity.

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