Legendary director Chang Cheh reunited the all-star cast of his seminal 'Five Venoms' for this non-stop action Shaw Brothers kung fu classic of betrayal and violent retribution, aided by the choreography of Tai Che. An eil warlord plots to rid the Ching Empire of the deadly Shaolin masters. He invites three northern Shaolin warriors to his mansion and pits them against three novice southerners in mortal combat. When news of the resulting violent deaths reaches Shaolin, a trio of top fighters is dispatched to avenge the slaughter. The warlord's wicked plan is eventually exposed, and North and South join forces to defeat their common enemy, but not before suffering tragic losses.