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Yu Wang (written by)
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Release Date:
February 1977 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's A Mean Machine - Cuts Your Head Off Clean! See more »
Plot:
The one-armed boxer is stalked by a vengeful flying guillotine expert, after his disciples were killed in the first 'One-Armed Boxer' film... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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 Chui Chung San (as Chung Hei Chui)
Wai Hung 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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Additional Details

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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Runtime:
93 min | USA:81 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:U | Portugal:M/18 | UK:X (cut) (1977) | USA:R
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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:
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 »
Quotes:
One Armed Bum:[smashes flies on table with his hand] One, two, three, four, five, six, seven... I killed seven with one blow! A new record! Hahahahahahahaaa! Hey waiter, bring me some more wine and food, would ya? Hahahaha!
Waiter:[after eating, Bum realizes he has no money to pay, gets up and tries to leave] What's this? You leaving? Without paying your bill?
One Armed Bum:And, and what if I haven't paid? Do you know who I am, huh?
Waiter:[laughs incredulously] Who are ya?
One Armed Bum:[slaps waiter's hand] Godammit! You don't know who I am? You never heard of me? Well, listen: Listen all of you! I happen to be the "One Armed Boxer!" See that? I killed seven! That should be enough for you! Yeah, I killed seven with one blow! Did you ever hear of anyone doing that?
[small crowd gathers]
Waiter:Alright, where are the seven men you killed then?
One Armed Bum:Well, they weren't exactly men... they were flies!
[everyone laughs]
Fung Sheng Wu Chi:[Fung Sheng Wu Chi throws flying guillotine at One Armed Bum, decapitating him. Everyone panics and runs. Fung Sheng approaches waiter] Was he the One Armed Boxer?
[...]
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Masterful martial arts filmmaking, 17 January 2004
Author: fertilecelluloid from Mountains of Madness

First seen in a Shaw Bros. pic, the re-modeled flying guillotine returns in this superb fighting fantasy that is also titled MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE VERSUS THE ONE-ARMED BOXER.

A non-Shaw, independently-produced production, this delivers everything a martial arts fan could want.

Director Jimmy Wang Wu, who also stars as the One-Armed Boxer, gives the fight sequences enormous energy and invention and layers in a little sadism when necessary.

The electronic, 70's-style score brings a surreal quality to the film.

Kang Kam as the bushy-browed "Master" is superb, making us believe that he is an old man with a lethal handicap.

Numerous other Shaw and Wang Yu regulars pop up, too.

The flying guillotine itself is more functional and exciting to watch than before. The head-ripping it performs is adroitly staged.

Although BEACH OF THE WAR GODS is my favorite pic of Jimmy's, this is, nevertheless, perfect.

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