The evil Kuan (a perfectly hateful Shek Kin) steals two swords from the peaceful martial arts sect the Supreme Gate. Strong, willful master swordswoman Yuk Bin (superbly played by the lovely Betty Loh Ti) gets ousted from the Supreme Gate for being Kuan's daughter. Things become worse for Yuk Bin after she's blinded by Kuan in a fight. Kindly mentor Nam Chee (affable Zhang Yang) teaches Yuk Bin how to overcome her affliction and retain her sword-fighting skills. When the equally wicked, arrogant and power mad Sun Tai Yong (marvelously essayed with rip-snorting cocky relish by Kelly Lai Chen) takes over the Supreme Gate and defeats all the other master sword-fighters, only Yuk Bin remains to defeat him. Director Chiu Feng Yuan, working from a complex and engrossing script by Faan Yee, delivers a potent and gripping tale about honor, loyalty and betrayal. The astounding choreography and exceptional stuntwork are both on the money arresting and exciting, with lots of wild leaps and jumps as well as a copious amount of graphic bloodletting. The estranged relationship between Kuan and Yuk Bin is quite potent and moving. The breathtaking widescreen cinematography, the rousing, energetic, majestic score, and the beautiful rural countryside setting further enhance the sound quality of this solid, stirring and highly satisfying film.