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Xue di zi (1975)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | October 1981 (USA)
Chen Kuan-tai battles assassins that use a deadly, beheading weapon to kill dissidents. Based on true events, the film's weapon was completely fabricated because in real life, no one ever ... See full summary »

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... Ma Teng
Feng Ku ... Xin Kang
Hung Wei ... Ah Kun / Xu Shuangkun
Wu Chi Liu ... Yu Ping
Ti Ai ... Wanzhu
Wei Tu Lin ... Luo Peng
Yue Wong ... Xie Tianfu
Yang Chiang ... Emperor Yung Cheng
... Zhou Zhizhong (as Shao Chiang Hsu)
... Cheng Ziping
Sau Kei Lee ... Minister Chen Lieh
Lung Lei ... Cha Zhiliang
Peng-Fei Li ... Yan Lebu
Wen-Wei Lin ... Wang Xiaoliang
Chi Chin Wu ... Chen Xinyi
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Chen Kuan-tai battles assassins that use a deadly, beheading weapon to kill dissidents. Based on true events, the film's weapon was completely fabricated because in real life, no one ever survived to tell what the weapon actually looked like. Written by Celestial Pictures

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Keep your head in this one...
13 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

A paranoid emperor has 12 assassins trained in the use of a new weapon - the flying guillotine, which can take a guy's head off at 100 paces. The weapon is pretty cheesy actually, but in a good way if you like these old Shaw Bros flicks.

The main appeal of this film is that it is plot driven with a good story line, touching on concepts of morality and when to question loyalty.

However, the kung fu is a bit sparse and we don't really see much martial arts until probably 40 minutes in.

Worth watching though, better plot than most of these 70's kung fu flicks even if it isn't exactly packed with kung fu action.


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