I really liked how in this King Hu film he highlighted the role of female fighters. In some of his other films he did include females who were capable of fighting; like Golden Swallow from "Come Drink With Me" and Yang Hui-zhen from "A Touch of Zen". Even though in the previous films he did include female characters there usually was only one or two of them fighting. This film had more than two skilled female fighters. Since it included a larger amount of females in power I thought that helped to highlight the females as the main presence. In the other films, it seemed as though the female fighters were more of a side-kick; they were a minority in comparison to male fighters. This film helps to level out the ground between male and female fighters. Bringing females on to an equal standing in comparison to male fighters.