The Emperor of China is dying.
His many songs are all vying to take the throne. Prince 14 (Tsui Siu Keung) knows he's not on the top of the list, so he enlists the help of top fighter nien kan yao (Jimmy Lee) to help him get into power.
Ien does as he's told and is rewarded by the new emperor, he is now a high ranking general with a whole army under his command.
But the emperor becomes fearful of Nien's power and plans his downfall.
This classic Chinese story was originally written for Bruce Lee as a first project for the Shaw Bros. studio.
Director' Producer Lo Wei (Who directed Lee's first two hit films) used this script for his new prodigy Jimmy Lee as a star making vehicle.
Oining Lee is Shaw Legend Tsui Siu Keung (Bastard Swordsman) in this excellent kung fu action epic. The end fight is one of the best battles ever put on film!