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, Rovi

Cast

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 (20) | Top Critics (5)

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

May 31, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4
New York Post
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Once you find the groove of this delectable cheese fest, you'll realize how influential Guillotine has been.

May 30, 2002 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

Snags the viewer's attention by lacing its martial-arts high jinks with a compelling weirdness.

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

May 24, 2002 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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With its nonstop flurry of fighting, ersatz bloodletting and incidental hilarity, this remains [Yu's] signature work.

May 24, 2002 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

A staple of Kung Fu television.

January 1, 2005 | Rating: 3/5
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Audience Reviews for Master of the Flying Guillotine

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 Dolgin
Daniel Dolgin

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½

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
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
Ken Stachnik

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