No. 7 in the Hong Kong Film Awards' List of The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures

Director King Hu was a talented calligrapher, and he painted Dragon Inn's opening credits himself.

Director King Hu encouraged his martial arts choreographers to draw from the alternately fluid and rhythmic movements of Chinese opera. Rather than resorting to fast or slow motion, footage printed backward, animation, or other early special-effects techniques, the filmmaker relied as much as possible on the actual skills of his performers and on the magic of editing.

This is the film that played, both figuratively as a major role and literally, in Tsai Ming-liang's 2003 experimental drama, "Goodbye, Dragon Inn".

Out six minutes into the film the mountain you see on the right upper corner is Dajianshi Mountain in Kenting, Taiwan.