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The Guillotines shows first movie poster for the Lau Wai-keung film

The Well Go USA action adventure starring Zhang Wen and Xiaoming Huang, opens On Demand on May 14th, and hits theaters on June 14th. Also in the cast of Xue di zi are Shawn Yue, Yuchun Li, Ching-Tien Juan, Stephy Tang and Boran Jing. A secret brotherhood of assassins – The Guillotines – once favored by the Emperor, are now a force of terror and oppression under a new regime. Exiled to a remote village and hunted by a squad of fighters with firearms that challenge their cold steel, The Guillotines must now outwit and outfight enemies from both sides.
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The Guillotines (2012) Movie Review

With Chinese period epics still continuing to fill cinemas, it’s no surprise that old school Shaw Brothers favourites are increasingly being brought back to screens, 1975 classic “The Flying Guillotine” now reappearing as “The Guillotines”. The film was produced by Peter Chan, who recently updated the Shaws’ “Blood Brothers” as “The Warlords”, this time allowing Andrew Lau of “Infernal Affairs” fame to take the director’s seat and with a big name pan-Chinese language cast headlined by Huang Xiaoming (“Ip Man 2”), rising Taiwanese star Ethan Ruan (“Monga”), Shawn Yue (“Motorway”), pop singer Chris Li (“Bodyguards and Assassins”), Jing Boran (“The Bullet Vanishes”) and Wen Zhang (“Love is Not Blind”). The guillotines of the title are a secret brotherhood of assassins controlled by Emperor Qian Long (Wen Zhang) during the Qing Dynasty, their name also referring to the fearsome decapitation weapon they wield. Charged with bringing down rebel leader and apparent
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Martin Scorsese to Executive Produce Andrew Lau's 'Green Dragons'

Martin Scorsese to Executive Produce Andrew Lau's 'Green Dragons'
Berlin – Martin Scorsese and Andrew Lau will finally join forces on the New York-set gangster action-thriller Revenge of the Green Dragons, six years after the U.S. director won his first (and, as of yet, only) Oscar with The Departed, an adaptation of the Hong Kong filmmaker’s Infernal Affairs. Scorsese will serve as an executive producer for the project. It is understood that Lau visited the U.S. last month to confirm details of the production after spending the end of last year presiding over the release of his own directorial effort The Guillotines, which was repped

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The Undead Quake Before The Coming Of The Zombie Guillotine

The flying guillotine re-purposed as a zombie fighting weapon? Oh, yes please. With Andrew Lau's The Guillotines out now in Hong Kong theaters and the undead shambling to new heights of popularity thanks to The Walking Dead a clever crew of filmmakers in Hong Kong have cooked up Zombie Guillotines, a short film that fuses the two. Take a look at the splattery fun below and remember to hit the Cc button to turn on the English subtitles....

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Review: The Guillotines Fails To Make The Cut

It has been a long and bumpy road for Peter Chan, getting his new production of The Guillotines to the big screen. First announced back in 2009 with Hong Kong's man-of-the-moment Dante Lam at the helm, Teddy Chen then took the reins when Emperor Motion Pictures gave The Viral Factor the green light, only for the production to grind to a halt just weeks before shooting was set to commence. Script issues were cited, but it emerged that Chan had again fallen out with Chen (as was the case of their previous collaboration, Bodyguards and Assassins). History repeated itself, and Chen was replaced by Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs), but things finally got underway. Originally thought to be a remake of the Jimmy Wang Yu classic,...
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The Guillotines 2012 – Trailer

Cast:Wang Luo-Dan, Huang Xiao-Ming, Jimmy Wang Yu

Director:Andrew Lau Wai-Keung

Action Director:Lee Tat-Chiu

Plot

During the Manchurian-ruled Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yong Zheng established a secret assassination squad known as the Guillotines to eliminate all who opposed him. Once heavily favored by the Emperor, the Guillotines are deemed expendable once Emperor Qian Long ascends to the throne and adopts Western ideas and technology. To consolidate his power under a new regime, the Emperor continues to use the Guillotines to persecute the conquered Han Chinese in a reign of terror and oppression.

Led by master fighter Leng, the top ranked guillotine squad consists of five young warriors: Mu, San, Tai, Hutu and Buka. Serving the Qing Court unquestioningly, they have never failed in 348 missions to eliminate their targets. But their success has made them arrogant and complacent.

Their next mission is to eliminate Wolf and his Shepherd gang. During the operation,
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The Guillotines Fly In Two New Trailers

What's this? New trailers for Andrew Lau's The Guillotines? Ones that actually include the titular weapon - a flying guillotine - in action? Plus large scale destruction, gorgeous cinematography and promises of plenty more where this all came from.During the Manchurian-ruled Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yong Zheng established a secret assassination squad known as the Guillotines to eliminate all who opposed him. Once heavily favored by the Emperor, the Guillotines are deemed expendable once Emperor Qian Long ascends to the throne and adopts Western ideas and technology. To consolidate his power under a new regime, the Emperor continues to use the Guillotines to persecute the conquered Han Chinese in a reign of terror and oppression.Led by master fighter Leng, the top ranked guillotine squad consists of...
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Hold Onto Your Heads, The Guillotines is Almost Here.

This movie is really turning into a potential blockbuster. With “The Grandmaster” delayed until next year, “The Guillotines” is going to have some breathing room. Andrew Lau, like any director will have some hits and misses. He’s overdue for a hit, and hopefully this one will be it. An elite crime-fighting unit in the court of the Chinese emperor relies on flying swords to defeat their enemies. Starring Huang Xiaoming, Ethan Juan, Shawn Yue, Li Yuchun, and Boran Jing. Hong Kong gets it first later this year on December 20th,
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The Guillotines Fly In First Proper Teaser

It has been a long and winding road for Peter Chan produced action film The Guillotines to make it to the big screen. The project - which started as a remake of 1976 film Master Of The Flying Guillotine before morphing into something else - made its way through multiple directors and a last minute production shut down before finally coming together but, having settled on director Andrew Lau in the end, the first proper teaser has now arrived. And, yes, you get to see the titular weapon in action, albeit briefly.During the Manchurian-ruled Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yong Zheng established a secret assassination squad known as the Guillotines to eliminate all who opposed him. Once heavily favored by the Emperor, the Guillotines are deemed expendable...
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A Smoky Still From Andrew Lau's The Guillotines

International sales of Andrew Lau's upcoming The Guillotines have been brisk and in a press release announcing this fact sales agents We Distribution included a brand new still from the picture, which you can see above.We Distribution continues to seal a slew of major territory sales on the action thriller "The Guillotines". Currently in postproduction, the Us$15 million film was sold to Metrodome Distribution for UK, Ab Droits Audiovisuels for French-speaking Europe, Minerva Pictures for Italy and Weg Entertainment for India. The film has previously closed North America with Well Go USA, Germany and the Benelux with Splendid Films, and Australia/New Zealand with Icon Film Distribution. C.I.S., Middle East and Latin America are currently under negotiation."The Guillotines" marks the first collaboration of "Infernal Affairs...
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Nifty New Artwork for Director Teddy Chen’s The Guillotines

Crucify me if you must, but a remake of the 70′s kung fu classic “The Flying Guillotines” by “Bodyguards and Assassins” director Teddy Chen sounds like a good idea to me. The $15 million production is tentatively scheduled for release next year, and I’m already biting my tiny little fingernails in giddy cinematic anticipation. After all, what’s not to like about a martial arts flick that incorporates a device which decapitates its victims? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Below you’ll find some new artwork for the picture, which has now dropped “flying” from its moniker. “The Guillotines” sounds good to me. Prepare to be dazzled by this synopsis: rguably history’s first Swat team, this covert assassination squad of the emperor was composed of young street thugs who had been killing for food and survival since they were kids. Trained to use the Flying Guillotines, the deadliest weapon ever invented,
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