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Master of the Flying Guillotine (1975)

Cast: Jimmy Wang Yu, Jimmy Wang Yu, Kam Kong, more...
Director: Jimmy Wang Yu, Jimmy Wang Yu
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Studio: Pathfinder Home Ent.
Genre: Action, Foreign, Hong Kong, Martial Arts, Wuxia
Running Time: 93 min.
Languages: English, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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When the Manchu dynasty employs the Master of the Flying Guillotine (Kam Kong) in hopes of quelling the resistance stirring within than Han people (their dynasty had recently been overtaken) the Master accepts, oblivious to the challenges that could impede him. Before long, a fighting tournament is announced, and the participants include the One Armed Boxer, who was responsible for killing two of the Master's disciples. The Master is certain he can down his newfound opponent by means of the Flying Guillotine (which entails hurling through the air at such a velocity that the victim is decapitated on contact), but the One Armed Boxer proves a challenging fighter himself. The film also features Jimmy Wang Yu and Lung Kun Yee. ~ Tracie Cooper, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Ignore the synopsis by skinart January 30, 2009 - 10:20 PM PST
The synopsis is a garden path. The only truth in it is the list of characters and that there is a tournament. The titular flying guillotine is a device, clearly seen on the box art--it is not a technique.

Aside from the fact that the synopsis was written by someone who had never seen the film, this is an awesome movie. Much of this awesomeness comes from the simple fact that the villain has a bitchin theme that plays whenever he can be seen 'on the hunt'.

This is also one of those movies that inspire clever commentary from the audience...

The beginning of a genre by Hexmedia August 24, 2006 - 9:28 PM PDT
2 out of 4 members found this review helpful
When it comes to Kung Fu movies, you really can't expect much - and going from there - this movie rocks! This is one of Quentin Terantino's inspirations for Kill Bill, and when you watch you'll know why. It is the CHEEEEEZZIEST Kung Fu you will ever watch with non stop laughs induced by horrible special effects, bad subtitles/dubbing and ridiculous characters. I guess it is a sequel, but I cant recall the first movie it is based on. Anyway - I showed it at my university for an Old School Kung Fu Film Festival, and it was a hit!

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(Average 7.47)
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