Plot outline from IMDB: A Japanese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
I don't want to spoil it for anyone but the two warriors do unite to protect the travelers. And they do fairly well if the turkish army had to come and ruin it all. The entire film was good although I felt the the ending was cheesy and somewhat anti-climactic. Not really worth all the building up to end like that. Other than that the movie's great. And the sword fighting is great too, and I most enjoyed the scene when Li and Lai had a showdown. I was eagerly waiting for the final showdown only to be disappointed because of a poor ending. Again, the girl in this movie serves no purpose to the story (except as a narrator) as usual. You might recognize her from Shaolin Soccer.