Clans of Intrigue,also known as 楚留香, Chu Liu Xiang and Le Complot des clans is a 1977 Hong Kong wuxia film adapted from Fragrance in the Sea of Blood of Gu Long's Chu Liuxiang novel series. The film was directed by Chor Yuen, produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, and starred Ti Lung as the lead character. It was followed by Legend of the Bat (1978) and Perils of the Sentimental Swordsman (1982). There's a 1993 Hong Kong movie of the same genre and title directed by Chan Muk Chuen and starred Mang Fei and Yang Guan Guan..
(Synopsis): Director Chor Yuen once again takes a chapter out of author Gu Long's works with Clans of Intrigue, an exciting and surprising Shaw Brothers film starring the charismatic Di Lung! A masked villain is terrorizing the martial arts world, and all signs point to the use of the deadly Magic Water from the Magic Water Palace. Palace representative Kung Nan Yen (Nora Miao) accuses noted swordsman Chu Liu Hsiang (Di Lung) of the Magic Water's theft, but he professes his innocence and vows to find the real culprit. His journey takes him through the treacherous World of Martial Arts, as he meets mysterious characters and even uncovers a startling secret that may prove to be the key to clearing his name! Featuring a thoroughly involving and twist-laden martial arts storyline, Clans of Intrigue ups the entertainment ante with love triangles and mystical gender switches, adding a layer of fantasy to an already packed martial arts epic! Di Lung is joined by veteran Shaw Brothers stars, including Ngok Wah, Ling Yun, Li Ching and Goo Fung for director Chor Yuen's fantastic and entertaining Clans of Intrigue!
Starring: Ti Lung, Yueh Hua, Li Ching, Nora Miao Ke Hsiu, Ling Yun, Tin Ching, Chan Si Gaai, Betty Pei Dee
Director: Chu Yuan Action Director: Wong Pau Gei, Tong Gaa Language: Mandarin Subtitles: English Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Format: NTSC, Production company: Shaw Brothers Studio, Distributed by: Shaw Brothers Studio, Release date: 5 March 1977