MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 95 this week

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

 -  Action | Fantasy  -  February 1977 (USA)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 2,768 users   Metascore: 57/100
Reviews: 52 user | 67 critic | 11 from Metacritic.com

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 »

Director:

(as Jimmy Wang Yu)

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 16 Feb 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 28 Jun 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 14 Oct 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)

Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976) on IMDb 7.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Master of the Flying Guillotine.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Highlander (1986)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The all-female Heroic Trio are Tung (Wonder Woman), Chat (Thief Catcher), a mercenary, and Ching (Invisible Woman). Initially, they're on opposing sides - the invisible Ching is kidnapping ... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung
Zu Warriors (2001)
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Between the heaven and the Earth exist the Zu's mountain range, where live the immortals of Omei, the highest mountain of Zu, but the kingdom is in danger by Amnesia, a renegade immortal ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Ekin Cheng, Louis Koo, Ziyi Zhang
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990). Blademaster and his martial arts school decide to retire to a distant mountain. Before leaving, he ... See full summary »

Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, Stanley Tong
Stars: Jet Li, Brigitte Lin, Michelle Reis
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A fortuneteller prophesizes that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôsei Saitô
Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Noriko Watanabe, Jun Miho
Onmyoji 2 (2003)
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of demons in the ancient Japanese capital of Heian is dismembering members of a family of Japanese nobles.

Director: Yôjirô Takita
Stars: Mansai Nomura, Hideaki Itô, Kiichi Nakai
WaSanGo (2001)
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Violence in Korean High School, especially inside the WaSanGo (Volcano High). You won't be able to escape.

Director: Tae-gyun Kim
Stars: Hyuk Jang, Min-a Shin, Su-ro Kim
Action | Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his tribe and his parents whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his warriors when he was a boy.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The DEVIL'S SWORD lies hidden in a secret cave inside Devils Mountain, everything evil will fight to the death for it... "For whoever possesses the sword, will rule the kingdom!" Four ... See full summary »

Director: Ratno Timoer
Stars: Barry Prima, Gudi Sintara, Advent Bangun
300 (2006)
Action | Fantasy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham
Night Watch (2004)
Action | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Vladimir Menshov, Mariya Poroshina
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A bookish young man and his sword-loving sister find themselves battling a trio of villains, one of them a beautiful but masked woman who has promised to either marry or murder the first man to see her unmasked.

Director: Hsueh Li Pao
Stars: Danny Lee, Ni Tien, Chen Chi Lin
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Kang Chin ...
Chung-erh Lung ...
Wu Shao-tieh (as Kun Yee Lung)
Chia Yung Liu ...
Chang Chia Yu (as Kar Wing Lau)
Lung Wei Wang ...
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
Ming Fei Wang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tak Chi Chen
Tien Wu Chu
Alan Chui Chung San ...
(as Chung Hei Chui)
Wai Hung Ho
Han Hsieh ...
Referee
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Master of the Flying Guillotine  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The export trailer for the film uses Ennio Morricone's music cue "The People Revolt", from the film The Battle of Algiers. See more »

Goofs

When the one-armed snake-fist contestant is on the ground fending off his opponent during the tournament, his "missing" hand is visible. See more »

Quotes

Liu Ti Lung, The One-Armed Boxer: Nice jumping.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Rubycon
(The One-Armed Boxer's theme)
Performed by Tangerine Dream
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Better than Citizen Kane
21 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

Master of the Flying Guillotine is a flawed film, even by 70s kung-fu film standards, but somehow it's just perfect. It's like it's phoned in from some grainy dream world of 70s pop cultural debris. Jimmy Wang Yu is obviously no real martial artist (on top of tucking one arm into his shirt to appear one-armed), but he can inexpicably walk on walls and ceilings, and appears to have mastered the flailing-arm style, and that's good enough for me. He often expresses a strange fondness for jumping. "I'll now teach you the skill of jumping," he informs his students. "Nice jumping," he later notes while watching a tournament mid-way through the film. That's about the extent of his character's personality, but who cares.

There's a racist blackface Indian yoga character with stretchy arms (the sleeves stretch too), an old man who twirls his head around and uses his eyebrows for echolocation, a Thai kickboxer who's lured out into the open like a pokemon by snake-charmer flute music, and a character named "Wins Without a Knife" whose secret weapon is... wait for it... a knife! Also, gotta love how they totally ruined that slavishly decorated coffin shop at the end. Some serious pre-John Woo environmental destruction. The film's full of krautrock, too, so it might just change the way you look at music.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the dude with the long arms Dr_Mambo
Remake or no? kkatkkong
Music to be decapitated to... KungFu_Toe
This DENT that stalks me. JoltToday
Uncut vs. ultimate vs. anniversary vigil_ante
Question... tgold1
Discuss Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?