Ku Shen Chai (Shih Jun), an unmotivated artist in his early 30s, still lives with his mother, but he is shaken from his comfortable rut by the arrival of beautiful and mysterious Yang Hui-ching (Feng Hsu), a princess on the run from Gen. Ou-Yang Nin (Tien Peng), who murdered her entire family. Yang brings Ku into her circle of protectors, including Nin's rival, Gen. Shih Wen-Chiao (Pai Ying), and the nameless monk (Roy Chiao) whose spiritual guidance transforms Ku into a valiant fighter.
Director: King Hu
Writer: King Hu and Sung-ling Pu
Producer: Jung-Feng Sha and Shiqing Yang
Cast: Feng Hsu, Shih Jun, Pai Ying, Roy Chiao, Tien Peng, Cho Kin, Cheung Bing-yuk, Sit Hon, Wang Shui, Han Ying Chieh and Man Chung-san