Release date5 March 1977 (1977-03-05) WriterLung Ku (story), Kuang Ni (screenplay)
Clans of Intrigue 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..
Chu Liuxiang is having drinks with his friend, Monk Wuhua. Gong Nanyan of the Holy Water Palace suddenly appears and accuses Chu of having stolen the palace's Heaven's One Holy Water and committed a series of murders. She agrees to give Chu a month's time to clear his name, or else the mistress of the palace will kill him. Chu's curiosity and eagerness to prove his innocence spur him to investigate the case.