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The Flying Guillotine (1975)

Xue di zi (original title)
Chen Kuan-tai battles assassins that use a deadly, beheading weapon to kill dissidents. Based on true events, the film's weapon was completely fabricated because in real life, no one ever ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kuan Tai Chen ...
Feng Ku ...
Xin Kang
Hung Wei ...
Ah Kun / Xu Shuangkun
Wu Chi Liu ...
Yu Ping
Ti Ai ...
Wanzhu
Wei Tu Lin ...
Luo Peng
Yue Wong ...
Xie Tianfu
Yang Chiang ...
Norman Chu ...
Zhou Zhizhong
Ricky Hui ...
Cheng Ziping
Sau Kei Lee ...
Minister Chen Lieh
Lung Lei ...
Cha Zhiliang
Peng-Fei Li ...
Yan Lebu
Wen-Wei Lin ...
Wang Xiaoliang
Chi Chin Wu ...
Chen Xinyi
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Chen Kuan-tai battles assassins that use a deadly, beheading weapon to kill dissidents. Based on true events, the film's weapon was completely fabricated because in real life, no one ever survived to tell what the weapon actually looked like. Written by Celestial Pictures

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October 1981 (USA)  »

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A Guilhotina Voadora  »

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Good fun kung fu theatre!
24 August 1999 | by (Los Angeles CA) – See all my reviews

This film is no high art but, if you would like to be entertained with good cheesy kung fu action, this movie could be for you. So outrageous it was one of the most memorable films I watched as a child. I don't want to give away too much. A flying guillotine, is a sort of hat box attached to a rope. Thrown like a Frisbee, it settles on a person's head then, with a quick tug it swiftly slices it off. The device is then yanked back like a returning yo-yo as the headless corpse drops to the ground. A Shaw Brothers classic.


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