A very standard wuxia genre film from the Shaw studio. The title promises action around the title characters but the director seems more interested in the lead male characters.
Lo Lieh play an ambitious martial artist who wishes to be number one in the martial world. Unfortunately, while he's tough, he's no match for the son of the number one martial artist. Unwilling to wait for the next tournament, he connives to steal the legendary Magic Steel Sword from his bride to be who with her sisters is protecting the sword from unscrupulous martial artists. He easily steals the sword which is half super steel and half super magnet.This way he's able to disarm all his opponents by pulling their iron weapons right out of their hands from across the room. The three sisters team up with the son and try to take back the sword. No easy task.
What probably sets this film out is that it's one of the early choreography efforts from Liu Chia Liang and Tang Chia. The action is plentiful and actually interesting at times. Unfortunately, lots of action doesn't make up for shallow characters and frequently confusing direction. The three lead actresses are not up to the choreography and they are often doubled by obvious male stunt men. The final fight between the two male leads in a bamboo forest is very good and quite bloody.
There are better wuxia out there but you might find some of this entertaining.
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