Duel to the Death is an old school Chinese action drama film. The movies setting is set during the Ming Dynasty in the 1600's. The greatest Chinese swordsman and the greatest Japanese swordsman have a duel every ten years in respect for their countries. As the fight approaches its date the two swordsmen work on a plan to rig the ordeal. One character is a peaceful monk while the other is a ruthless samurai. On the day of the fight, they sabotaged by ninjas who capture popular fighters. The two work together in order to survive. Afterwords they see no reason to battle but certain circumstances prevail pushing one to defend his honor.