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The Guillotines was sold as the modern day remake of the classic Master Of The Flying Guillotine!
The original was just fantastic. Action packed with amazing kung fu battles and gritty decapitations from the ultimate weapon.
With Andrew Lau's update, we are given a beautifully made drama, with small stylish fight scenes that focus more (with poor CGI) on how these new versions of the guillotine blades, work!
I think that, once you have accepted that this is in no way a remake of such a classic, and only features a bunch of pretty boys with cool weapons, you can enjoy it more and see it as a historical drama with some fun action sequences.
Worth the watch, just not perfect.
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