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Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
"Du bi quan wang da po xue di zi" (original title)

 -  Action | Fantasy  -  February 1977 (USA)
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The one-armed boxer is stalked by a vengeful flying guillotine expert, after his disciples were killed in the first 'One-Armed Boxer' film. But as the flying guillotine master is blind, he ... See full summary »

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Wu Shao-tieh (as Kun Yee Lung)
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Chang Chia Yu (as Kar Wing Lau)
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Win-Without-a-Knife Yakuma (as Lung Wang)
Chien-Po Tsen ...
Nai Men
Fei Lung ...
Win-Without-a-Knife Yakuma Jiro
Hou-Chiang Chi
Pai Cheng Hau ...
Master Wu
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Alan Chui Chung San ...
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Han Hsieh ...
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The one-armed boxer is stalked by a vengeful flying guillotine expert, after his disciples were killed in the first 'One-Armed Boxer' film. But as the flying guillotine master is blind, he starts his quest by becoming a serial killer of one-armed men. Meanwhile, the one-armed boxer is running a martial arts school, where he teaches his pupils to control their breath so they can run up walls and along ceilings. And there's an Indian fakir whose arms can extend until they're ten feet long. As you may have gathered, a rational plot summary is pretty pointless - but rest assured there are epic martial arts battles and ludicrously inspired moments galore. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Armed with the Most Gruesome Weapon ever Conceived... He Challenged the Warriors from Beyond Time! See more »

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Most or all music featuring in the film was used without permission of copyright holders (when the film was first released). See more »

Goofs

While struggling with the One-Armed Boxer in the chicken coop, Fu Sing Wu Chi's guillotine falls off its chain. However, in the next shot it appears in, it seems to have been repaired. See more »

Quotes

Chang Chia Yu: Dad, they say the One Armed Boxer is coming here, do you think he might?
Master Wu: He has an invitation... he is very well known... so, I think it would be good... if he could come... just to show himself here.
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References The Flying Guillotine (1975) See more »

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Morgenspaziergang
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The most entertaining martial arts movie ever!
18 June 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

This one has to be seen to be believed! Jimmy Wang Yu, star of the Aussie cult classic 'The Man From Hong Kong', writes, directs and stars in this movie, which is one of the most entertaining martial arts movies ever made! The movie opens with wily old blind man Fung Shen Wu Chi (Kang Kam) receiving a message via carrier pigeon from his favourite nephews Tiger and Dragon telling him that they have been killed by the one armed boxer (Wang Yu). Now how they could write this message AFTER they had been killed is still a mystery to me, but this is the kinda movie where you just don't ask questions! So the old man goes off to avenge their deaths, armed with his secret weapon, a flying guillotine. This is a kinda hat box on a rope which he swings. It lands on people's heads and he decapitates them! He also likes to throw explosives at his enemies just to keep them on their toes. Anyway, he travels to a fighting tournament hoping that they one armed boxer will show. Of course he does and we eventually get an exciting climactic battle between the Master Of The Flying Guillotine and the One Armed Boxer. But before that we see a lot of the competitors having individual fights, the most memorable being the "swami master" from India. He's played by a Hong Kong actor in black face, and every time he comes on screen there's sitar music playing just so we know who he is I suppose. The swami has a special talent - he can make his arms extend. This makes for some supremely silly moments which are just hilarious. In fact the whole movie is hilarious. I loved every minute of it! If you like Kung Fu you MUST see this! Highly recommended fun!


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