Master of the Flying Guillotine (1975)
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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
Jan 1, 1975 Wide
Sep 17, 2002
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For old-fashioned raw energy, it's tough to beat.
Once you find the groove of this delectable cheese fest, you'll realize how influential Guillotine has been.
Snags the viewer's attention by lacing its martial-arts high jinks with a compelling weirdness.
With its nonstop flurry of fighting, ersatz bloodletting and incidental hilarity, this remains [Yu's] signature work.
One of the greatest (and weirdest) Chinese martial arts movies of the 1970s
A Chinese martial-arts master defends himself with the wackiest weapon ever, East or West, giving new meaning to the term "head shot."
Will there be a ridiculously entertaining orgy of punching and kicking and wonderfully bad dubbing? Lord, yes.
A film that depends more on its imagination than on its special effects, and more on wide, clear action scenes than the choppy, shaky brand, making it entirely unique in this summer's crop of entertainment.
In the title sequence alone, you feel you may just see one of the greatest kung fu films ever made.
Those sufficiently attuned to appreciate its magic and majesty, Jimmy Wang Yu's restored masterpiece may very well be the archival discovery of the decade.
It's refreshing and unusual to see clever strategy trumping ritual honor in a film of this genre, even if one of the tricks seems gratuitously brutal.
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