Shaw Brothers series old film fully restored
from the original film.
The 18th century reign of Emperor Chien Lung
has proven to be a treasure trove for Hong Kong
filmmakers, and director Li Han-hsiang, the
acknowledged master of the costume drama, made
a series of four blockbusters about the
dashing, young swashbuckler's exploits. The
scenario won the 1979 Best Adapted Screenplay
Award and told of the monarch's incognito
journey from Beijing to southern China... And
the imperial mayhem that ensues!