The original Ni Kuang script had the Ti Lung character Shih Ching Szu drown off the bridge during the Stand at Peace River protecting his father Chief Li Ke Yung, whereby the Ku Feng character would be solely rescued by Li Tsun-hsiao played by David Chiang however director Chang Cheh intervened to have Shih tackle the rebel guards until the end before reinforcements arrive.
German theatrical version was cut by ca. 30 minutes, removing many important dialogue scenes. Re-release version was cut by additional 13 minutes. Only in 2005 the uncut version was released on DVD.