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Du bi quan wang da po xue di zi
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February 1977 (USA) See more »
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After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Yu Wang ... Liu Ti Lung, The One-Armed Boxer
Kang Chin ... Fung Sheng Wu Chi
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 Chung San Chui (as Chung Hei Chui)
Wei-Hsiung Ho
Han Hsieh ... Referee
Hsing Hsieh
Philip Kwok
Jack Long ... Wang Chiang
Fong Lung ... Wu Chang-sheng (as Li Chien Min)
Mao Shan
Kao Shan Shao
Ting-Ken Shih
Jung Chi Sun
Robert Tai
Kun Chang Teng
Chiang Wang
Tai-Liang Wang ... Monkey Boxer
Wing Sheng Wang ... Yoga Master
Sung Chao Yu

Directed by
Yu Wang  (as Jimmy Wang Yu)
Writing credits
Yu Wang (written by) (as Jimmy Wang Yu)

Produced by
Cheuk Hon Wong .... producer
Original Music by
Frankie Chan  (as Hsun Chi Chen)
Cinematography by
Yao Hu Chiu 
Film Editing by
Ting Hung Kuo 
Production Design by
Kang Hsing Chao 
Costume Design by
Chin Chao  (as Ken Chao)
Makeup Department
Yu Chen Chao .... makeup artist
Yuan Chun Yu .... hair stylist
Production Management
Hsi Fan Chan .... production manager
Fung Wang .... production manager
Sound Department
Su Yen Hsi .... sound effects
Hu Kuang .... sound recordist
Yu Ping Liang .... sound effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Yun Lung Niu .... assistant lighting technician
Huai Chen Pai .... lighting technician
Chang Li Wang .... assistant camera
Other crew
Chia Yung Liu .... fight choreographer (as Ka Wing Lau)
Chia-Liang Liu .... fighting choreographer (as Lau Ka Liang)
Kuang-Chi Lo .... stage supervisor (as Kuang-chi Lo)
Yi Wang .... arts

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Also Known As:
"Du bi quan wang da po xue di zi" - Taiwan (original title)
"The One Armed Boxer vs. the Flying Guillotine" - Hong Kong (English title)
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93 min | USA:81 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:U | Portugal:M/18 | UK:X (cut) (1977) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf) (cut)
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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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
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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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
WARNING: Whirling blades may be hazardous to your life., 15 December 2003
Author: InzyWimzy from Queens, NY

This is a fun one. Master of the Flying Guillotine sets up the vengeance angle and then, it's pure fights from there on. Besides Flying Guillotine and the One Armed Swordsman, you've got a martial arts tournament to boot! Fights feature armed and unarmed combat and lots of styles; there's a thai boxer who makes concrete blocks cringe in fear. Plus, any gal who can bust out Eagle Claws and shred clothing or skin is awesome in my book! A more amusing fighter is the Indian whose Yoga style earns him the nickname `Extendar'. You've got guys who can fight and the enemies come one after the other and they're no pushovers.

Jimmy Wang playing the One Armed Boxer is the real deal. His movements are fluid and what he lacks in appendage, his kung fu skills more than compensate for (look at him climb those walls!). Despite all obstacles, he never panics and does what he can to survive. Even though the battle in the Hotfoot Hut seemed unfair, I guess it's no hold barred when killers are after you. On a fun note, notice the hidden arm or a hand peeking out behind the guy's back in some fight scenes?

Flying Guillotine is a cut above the rest. He won't stop till he gets his revenge. His finely toned senses make him a deadly opponent especially when his hat goes flying. It also folds up nice and neat. There's a bit of dark humor when FG's search for a one armed man leads to several victims…of which he has NO remorse for killing.

Just watch this!

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