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Du bi quan wang da po xue di zi
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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
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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:
Referee:Take the loser away...See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Better than Citizen Kane, 21 August 2012

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.

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