This is the 6th movie from Chia-Liang Liu I've seen and would probably put it as his 2nd best among those, behind Drunken Master II. Excellent combat and a good story. Actually at the start it was confusing as all hell but still entertaining. Once things started to make sense, it was much better. The final fight felt a bit long since they insisted on using all 18 legendary weapons (though often 2 at a time), but it's hard to complain with this himself legendary actor-director-choreographer running things. Gordon Liu was also perfect as a villain. And for 1982, this still felt traditional as a Shaw Brothers epic, but it looks better, and everyone's skills are better.