MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 14,317 this week

The Flying Guillotine (1975)
"Xue di zi" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama  -  October 1981 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 397 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 6 critic

The Emperor's armies have developed a new weapon: a thrown blade that can remove someone's head from long distance. As the paranoid Emperor begins decapitating anyone he fears might be a ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 471 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 390 titles
created 15 Jan 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 13 Jul 2012
 
a list of 11 titles
created 15 Jul 2012
 
T
a list of 3152 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Flying Guillotine (1975)

The Flying Guillotine (1975) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Flying Guillotine.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dirty Ho (1976)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A prince enlists a thief to serve as his bodyguard to protect him from assassins.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Yue Wong, Chia-Hui Liu, Lieh Lo
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament.

Director: Chang-hwa Jeong
Stars: Lieh Lo, Ping Wang, Hsiung Chao
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A dying teacher instructs his final student to check on the activities of five former pupils, each of whom he taught a unique and special style of kung-fu to: The Centipede, Snake, Scorpion... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Sheng Chiang, Philip Kwok, Feng Lu
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Feng Lu, Philip Kwok
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Min-kyung, once a promising young dancer, is now running a small, shabby dance school in town. Her life gets even harder since her entire family is notoriously troublesome. Her father ... See full summary »

Director: Sun-ho Nam
Stars: Hye-jin Jeon, Ji-sun Jeong, San Kang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Lily Li, Lieh Lo
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly as he travels on a soul-searching journey. He comes to the aid of a seemingly... See full summary »

Director: Chung Sun
Stars: Sheng Fu, Lung Ti, Feng Ku
One Third (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The manager Shuu, worker Koji and one of the patrons named Ken succeed in robbing a bank. They agree to divide the stolen money equally into 3, but they become consumed by greed and try to get more than their share.

Director: Hiroshi Shinagawa
Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Mika Nakashima, Kôki Tanaka
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: David Chiang, Lily Li, Chia Yung Liu
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Hu Te escapes the burning Shaolin temple after the Qing soldiers destroyed it in Shaolin Temple. The group of 5 decide to develop secret codes to identify fellow patriots... See full synopsis »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Sheng Fu
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all of her Japanese martial arts family by issuing a challenge to her that is misinterpreted ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Yuka Mizuno, Lung Chan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After the events of May 1968, the French went on vacations - and they were filmed during three months on the rural fairs, on the beaches, on promotional campaigns for products and ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Étaix
Stars: Pierre Étaix, Maurice Biraud, Michel Lewin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kuan Tai Chen ...
Feng Ku ...
Xin Kang
Hung Wei
Wu Chi Liu ...
Yu Ping
Ti Ai
Wei Tu Lin
Yue Wong
Yang Chiang ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ling Chiang
Norman Chu
Yao Ko Chu
Han Chou Ho
Tu Hung Hsi
Ricky Hui
Wei-ming Kuo
Edit

Storyline

The Emperor's armies have developed a new weapon: a thrown blade that can remove someone's head from long distance. As the paranoid Emperor begins decapitating anyone he fears might be a threat, his guard Mau Tang becomes disillusioned with the excesses of his master. He leaves his post and takes up the quiet life of farming and raising a family. Eventually, though, his past catches up with him, and he must find a way to fight the flying guillotine if he is to save his head. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Guilhotina Voadora  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Seven Swords (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Killer Shaw slicer
20 September 2004 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

Was this the film that started the whole decapitating fad?

A very atypical Shaw Bros story here that doesn't involve your typical training to enter Shaolin temple or revenge motif. Instead, you're not sure who to root for or jeer at. My favorite scenes include anyone with the flying guillotine. Just seeing those bodies headless and limbs flailing (the red paint smears were a great gory touch!). By the end, there's double crossing and power corrupts. Really great use of Shaw Studios sets and the colors and costumes looked great on this Celestial DVD release. Also, stick with it and you get a great finish to boot. So, while not a classic Shaw Bros film, this one is a "cut" above the rest.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Censored? alcope2000
Discuss The Flying Guillotine (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?