Master of the Flying Guillotine (1975) - Rotten Tomatoes

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 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, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Yu Wang
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 17, 2002
Pathfinder Home Entertainment - Official Site


Yu Wang
as One-Armed Boxer
Kam Kong
as Fung Sheng Wu Chi
Lung Kun Yee
as Wu Shao Tieh
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Critic Reviews for Master of the Flying Guillotine

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6)

For old-fashioned raw energy, it's tough to beat.

May 31, 2002
New York Post
Top Critic

Once you find the groove of this delectable cheese fest, you'll realize how influential Guillotine has been.

Full Review… | May 30, 2002
New York Times
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Snags the viewer's attention by lacing its martial-arts high jinks with a compelling weirdness.

Full Review… | May 28, 2002
Village Voice
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A gem of its genre.

Full Review… | May 24, 2002
Los Angeles Times
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With its nonstop flurry of fighting, ersatz bloodletting and incidental hilarity, this remains [Yu's] signature work.

Full Review… | May 24, 2002
L.A. Weekly
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Full Review… | August 17, 2002
Houston Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Master of the Flying Guillotine


Baddest old guy in a kung fu flick ever. Baddest weapon ever created. Indian guy that stretches his arms....i could go on and on.

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

I feel like I've just been let it on a secret.

One of the coolest, purest and craziest kung fu films ever made.

The flying Guillotine is one of the most WTF weapons in the genre. Imagine a bladed bee keepers helmet on a chain and it's being wielded by a blind blood thirst monk on a revenge kick.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Such fun!

Steve K

Super Reviewer

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