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Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)

Du bi quan wang da po xue di zi (original title)
After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across.

Director:

Jimmy Wang Yu

Writer:

Jimmy Wang Yu

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jimmy Wang Yu ... Liu Ti Lung, The One-Armed Boxer (as Yu Wang)
Kang Chin ... Fung Sheng Wu Chi
Chun-Erh Lung Chun-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 Chien-Po Tsen ... Nai Men
Fei Lung ... Win-Without-a-Knife Yakuma Jiro
Hou-Chiang Chi Hou-Chiang Chi
Ming Fei Wang Ming Fei Wang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi-Ping Chang
Chung-Kuei Chang Chung-Kuei Chang
Yi-Kuei Chang
Chin-Hai Chen Chin-Hai Chen
Shen-Lin Chen
Tak Chi Chen Tak Chi Chen
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Storyline

The one-armed boxer is stalked by a vengeful flying guillotine expert, after his disciples were killed in the first 'One-Armed Boxer' film. But as the flying guillotine master is blind, he starts his quest by becoming a serial killer of one-armed men. Meanwhile, the one-armed boxer is running a martial arts school, where he teaches his pupils to control their breath so they can run up walls and along ceilings. And there's an Indian fakir whose arms can extend until they're ten feet long. As you may have gathered, a rational plot summary is pretty pointless - but rest assured there are epic martial arts battles and ludicrously inspired moments galore. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Taglines:

Armed with the Most Gruesome Weapon ever Conceived... He Challenged the Warriors from Beyond Time! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The droning theme music that plays whenever the main villain is on screen is the track "Super 16" by German band Neu!. It is a slowed-down version of the song "Super", which is also the music of the opening credits. See more »

Goofs

(at around 50 mins) 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...
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Alternate Versions

The owners of the music in the film demanded large amounts of money for its use on the DVD and cinematic releases. As a result, First Films refused to pay and created a copyright-safe soundtrack (which features on the Japanese DVD). However, Pathfinder bought the rights for their DVD and cinematic releases. See more »

Connections

Follows One-Armed Boxer (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Morgenspaziergang
(courtyard music)
Performed by Kraftwerk
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User Reviews

 
WARNING: Whirling blades may be hazardous to your life.
15 December 2003 | by InzyWimzySee all my reviews

This is a fun one. Master of the Flying Guillotine sets up the vengeance angle and then, it's pure fights from there on. Besides Flying Guillotine and the One Armed Swordsman, you've got a martial arts tournament to boot! Fights feature armed and unarmed combat and lots of styles; there's a thai boxer who makes concrete blocks cringe in fear. Plus, any gal who can bust out Eagle Claws and shred clothing or skin is awesome in my book! A more amusing fighter is the Indian whose Yoga style earns him the nickname `Extendar'. You've got guys who can fight and the enemies come one after the other and they're no pushovers.

Jimmy Wang playing the One Armed Boxer is the real deal. His movements are fluid and what he lacks in appendage, his kung fu skills more than compensate for (look at him climb those walls!). Despite all obstacles, he never panics and does what he can to survive. Even though the battle in the Hotfoot Hut seemed unfair, I guess it's no hold barred when killers are after you. On a fun note, notice the hidden arm or a hand peeking out behind the guy's back in some fight scenes?

Flying Guillotine is a cut above the rest. He won't stop till he gets his revenge. His finely toned senses make him a deadly opponent especially when his hat goes flying. It also folds up nice and neat. There's a bit of dark humor when FG's search for a one armed man leads to several victims…of which he has NO remorse for killing.

Just watch this!


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Country:

Hong Kong | Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

February 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Master of the Flying Guillotine See more »

Filming Locations:

Taiwan

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,836, 27 May 2002

Gross USA:

$21,779

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,779
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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