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Master of the Flying Guillotine Reviews

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October 3, 2016
Great kung-fu, and rather funny sometimes, too, I thought.
½ June 13, 2015
The flying guillotine weapon was the only cool thing about this very overrated kung fu flick. Also known as 'The One Armed Boxer II".
½ March 22, 2015
Master of the Flying Guillotine is often hailed as martial arts gold. And with its endless bouts of action, phony gore effects and overall laughability, it absolutely deserves to be.
June 23, 2014
a classic kung fu film
February 26, 2014
Kam Kong is one nasty fuck in this. He is ruthless while he avenges his disciples as he kills anyone with one arm. The Krautrock soundtrack and the opening scene and credits are out of this world. The Yoga tournament fighter was clearly an influence on Street Fighter 2 character Dhalsim.
½ September 17, 2013
Happy to finally cross this one off the list for Movie Shame Monday. Great fight sequences and some truly bizarro practical effects make this one for the ages as a blind master hunts down and kills every eon armed man in the countryside in his efforts to take out the One Armed Boxer who killed two of his disciples.

Wild stuff, definitely worth a rental at the very least.
September 5, 2013
Probably the greatest martial arts tournament-type film ever made this side of 'Enter the Dragon', with no end of creative gimmicks and fight sequences. Jimmy Wang Yu plays a particularly sadistic one-armed boxer, who massacres pretty much every threat posed to him by a blind Master seeking revenge for the murder of his two disciples. Any flick with a flying guillotine in it at all is worth three stars from me, so it's a bonus that this one also packs in a lot of weird, brutal fun.
August 24, 2013
Once you find the groove of this delectable cheese fest, you'll realize how influential Guillotine has been.
½ May 20, 2013
There certainly are a lot of creative kung fu fighting scenarios in this film, from the duel standing on poles and knives, to the revenge-seeking blind martial artist who uses the titular guillotine to behead any and all one armed men he comes across on the off chance that one of them may be the man who murdered two of his disciples. Its kinetic and enjoyable especially after the plot kind of falls away and the film becomes one brilliantly choreographed fight scene after another.
May 16, 2013
One armed swordsman Yu Wang directs and stars in "one of the finest tournament films ever made". He changed things up a bit, being a one armed boxer. The master of the flying guillotine is, of course, blind. "A gem of its genre." Includes inspiration for Dhalsim's long arms and Woo's trademark birds. Hard to believe they call it an "ultimate edition" with so much strobe lighting and scratches. "Snags the viewer's attention by lacing its martial-arts high jinks with a compelling weirdness."
½ January 5, 2013
A true cult classic. Love everything about this one, so many brilliant concepts in the one film, this is seriously entertaining shit.
December 7, 2012
Would like to get round to watching.
September 2, 2012
Unparalleled gimmicks, ludicrous special effects and hilarious tricks. Along with a ridiculous dub that makes for the most fun with a kung fu movie possible. Just don't take it serously
½ August 18, 2012
Best martial arts fick EVER.
August 15, 2012
This is basically what cinema is all about.
Super Reviewer
August 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.
July 24, 2012
Master of the Flying Guillotine is even more silly and ridiculous than it's prequel One Armed Boxer but it's just as fun and amusing.

Just like One Armed Boxer, Master of the Flying Guillotine feels slightly dated which may hamper the experience but the film still moves along fine. There are still loads of great fight scenes, with this film having even more varied fight scenes. There's nothing else about the film that is particularly spectacular but overall Master of the Flying Guillotine is a genuine kung fu classic.
½ April 18, 2012
One of the greatest, (but cheap), martial arts films.
April 9, 2012
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.
½ April 7, 2012
A joy to beHOLD. See now you feel cheated I didn't use no pun, huh?
(The Flying Guillotine, NOT Master of)
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