Master of the Flying Guillotine

1975

Master of the Flying Guillotine

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90%

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Total Count: 20

87%

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The One-Armed Boxer is a famous fighter who now runs a kung-fu school that teaches respect and discipline for the craft. A local lord is throwing a kung fu tournament for local schools and foreign specialists and the Boxer's students talk him into letting them go to the games with him. Meanwhile, a blind man of the Guillotine Family is in search of the One-Armed Boxer for revenge. It seems that his family was killed by the Boxer in the past and he has now perfected his family craft of throwing circular guillotines. After many fights. the blind man kills one of the competitors because he only has one arm. But it is not the One-Armed Boxer, and the two men must fight to the finish.

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Critic Reviews for Master of the Flying Guillotine

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Audience Reviews for Master of the Flying Guillotine

  • Aug 13, 2012
    Well it is a bit to bizarre with someone getting choked out with hair and extending arms but it was still pretty badass. The final fight scene was between an old blind nazi and a one armed boxer, so it's out there. Some great Kung Fu choreography and it's well made. And even though one guys a nazi murderer you really don't know who to root for. My favorite part was the tournament itself though, actually really cool to see everyone's reaction, it was a great set of scenes.
    Daniel D Super Reviewer
  • Aug 14, 2009
    Old school kung fu fun (& a Tarantino & Samuel L Jackson favourite) as the one armed goody fights a variety of quirky baddies. Apparently there's a remake in the pipeline for 2010. Noooooo!
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2009
    This is a really masterfully done movie for the era. The soundtrack and background music is amazing and really adds to the film. The fight scenes are superb and the vast array of martial arts specialists that comes to the tournament is impressive. A lone monk receives a letter from 2 of his disciples who are tracking a one armed boxer to kill him. If the monk gets the letter that means that the boxer killed them instead and they wish the blind monk to avenge them. He burns down his home and makes a pact to avenge them or die. He is the master of an elusive style called the Flying Guillotine that involves a weapon that has a long chain and a vale at the end that covers the head and then he yanks the chain and sharp razors cut your head off. A great movie with a cast that involves a few people who show up in some main stream kung fu and martial arts films.
    shane h Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2008
    O-M-G.. This was fuckin' awesome!!! There is an endless line of fights and a great soundtrack.
    The M Super Reviewer

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