Richie Jen (Punished)
Cecilia Cheung (Tokyo Raiders)
Cheng Pei-pei (Crouchign Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
Liu Xiaoqing (For a Few Bullets)
Jin Qiaoqiao (Out of Inferno)
Kathy Chow (Hot Blood Band)
Wu Ma (Project A)
The film is set in early 11th century China during the reign of Emperor Renzong of the Song dynasty. The emperor neglects state affairs and indulges in personal pleasures, while the government sinks into corruption and war continues to rage on at the borders of the Song dynasty. The Song dynasty is being invaded by the armies of the rival state of Western Xia.Yang Zongbao is the last man standing in the Yang clan, a family of generals who have dedicated their lives to defending the Song dynasty from foreign invaders. He apparently dies in battle tragically when the treacherous Imperial Grand Tutor (minister) Pang refuses to send reinforcements to aid him. Yang Zongbao’s widowed wife, Mu Guiying, leads the other widows of the Yang clan into battle to continue the legacy of their husbands.I really enjoyed this movie. If you like martial arts movies this is one to watch. Yes the martial arts are a bit overdone and the story tends to be an excuse to get to the next battle but I am ok with that. If you like superhuman martial arts and lots of action this is definitely a movie to watch.