Based on a book by Khu Lung, the story is about the ambition of men. The main character, Ting Peng, was a young hero who wanted to be famous in martial arts world. With his 'shooting star' sword technique - inherited from his late father, he defeated famous swordsmen one by one.
The next on his list was Liu Jo-sung. Ting Peng wouldn't have guessed that his opponent would use a dirty trick on him. Liu sent his wife to lure Ting Peng to her bedroom, to steal the manual of the shooting star. Of course in the duel Liu could defeated Ting Peng and even more, he accused our young hero of stealing the shooting star technique from him.
Embarrassed and hopeless, Ting Peng wanted to commit suicide, but met a beautiful lady, Ching Ching, who lived underground with her grandparents. She claimed that she was a fox woman, but Ting Peng didn't mind and married her. Ching Ching had a scimitar and she taught Ting Peng how to use it. Ting Peng now had gained his confidence back and wanted revenge.
*Listening to the Spring Rain in a small attic at night* inscription on the scimitar
|Ting Peng (Erl Tung-shen) and Ching Ching (Liza Wang)|
|Dead rats in a pot of rice. A psychological war.|
The parts about how Ting Peng gets revenge on Liu are very good.
|Ting Peng forces his way to meet the Third Master|
The moon knows my heart's desire
The scimitar would join two loving heartsTears drop as the wind laments
Success draws lovers apart
Love will soon be forgotten; the wife abandoned!