4.8/10
1,212
14 user 36 critic

The Guillotines (2012)

Xue di zi (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | 14 June 2013 (USA)
Trailer
1:52 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Prime Video

An elite crime-fighting unit in the court of the Chinese emperor relies on flying swords to defeat their enemies.

Director:

Andrew Lau Wai-Keung (as Andrew Lau)

Writers:

Oi Wah Lam (as Aubrey Lam), Joyce Chan | 4 more credits »
5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Drizzle/Zeng Jing tries to start a new life after she had betrayed her gang and hid the remains of monk.

Directors: Chao-Bin Su, John Woo
Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Woo-sung Jung, Xueqi Wang
The Four (2012)
Action | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A government department known as the Six Panels appoints their best officer to infiltrate a special force called the Divine Constabulary, to ensure their way in stopping the circulation of counterfeit coin currency in the capital.

Directors: Gordon Chan, Janet Chun
Stars: Chao Deng, Yifei Liu, Ronald Cheng
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.

Director: Teddy Chan
Stars: Xueqi Wang, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Jun Hu
Mad World (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A mentally ill stockbroker struggles to reconcile with his estranged father and his perturbed ex-fiancée.

Director: Chun Wong
Stars: Shawn Yue, Eric Tsang, Elaine Jin
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Four detectives, each with supernatural powers, dedicate their unique and special skills to solving crimes and apprehending powerful criminals.

Director: Gordon Chan
Stars: Chao Deng, Yifei Liu, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong
Iceman (2014)
Action | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An imperial guard and his three traitorous childhood friends ordered to hunt him down get accidentally buried and kept frozen in time. 400 years later passes and they are defrosted continuing the battle they left behind.

Director: Wing-Cheong Law
Stars: Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang, Shengyi Huang
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Based on Xu Haofeng's novel A Monk Comes Down the Mountain, the film relates the story of a listless young Taoist cleric called He Anxia who is ejected from his impoverished monastery and ... See full summary »

Director: Kaige Chen
Stars: Baoqiang Wang, Xuejian Li, Wei Fan
The Game Changer I (2017)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The movie is set during the gang wars of 1930's Shanghai. An adaptation of Shanghai Bund, the TV series.

Director: Xixi Gao
Stars: Ja-Hyeon Chu, Peter Ho, Zitao Huang
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The Mongolian Border, 1979: Massive fossils of unknown creatures are discovered in the mountains, and the research team assigned to excavate the remains includes acclaimed Professor Yang (... See full summary »

Director: Chuan Lu
Stars: Mark Chao, Jin Chen, Li Feng
Sha po lang 2 (2015)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

While undercover officer Kit is taken prisoner by the syndicate, he befriends his keeper and discovers an organ trafficking ring.

Director: Soi Cheang
Stars: Tony Jaa, Jing Wu, Simon Yam
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A Special Forces Agent is assigned to protect a scientist and his creation from a sinister gang.

Director: Leo Zhang
Stars: Jackie Chan, Show Lo, Na-Na OuYang
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Chao Deng, Carina Lau
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Xiaoming Huang ... Wolf
Ethan Juan ... Leng
Purba Rgyal Purba Rgyal ... Chentai
Tian Gao Tian Gao ... Hutu
Yiwei Zhou ... Buka (as Zhou Yiwei)
Boran Jing ... Shisan
Peng Guo Peng Guo ... Su
Yuchun Li ... Musen
Jimmy Wang Yu ... Gong-E
Meng Li ... Bai Lan (as Vivien Li)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sofia Gonzalez Sofia Gonzalez ... Walla Child (voice)
Shih-Chieh King ... Wan Jiang
Andrew Lau Wai-Keung ... Yongzheng (as Wai-Keung Lau)
Kenzie Pallone ... Walla Child (voice)
Stephy Tang
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by Anynomous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

flying guillotine | See All (1) »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violent content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

China | Haiti | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

14 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guilhotina See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,296, 14 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,290, 14 June 2013
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In one scene where soldiers are firing muskets, bullets can be seen flying through the air, with and without a 'tracer' effect. As well as the fact that tracer bullets were not invented until the 20th Century, a bullet cannot be perceived in flight if fired from a gun at lethal velocity. See more »

Soundtracks

Youqing suiyue
Performed by Shawn Yue, Xiaoming Huang', Ethan Juan
Composed by Kwong Wing Chan
Lyrics by Coek-Fai Lau
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The movie gives you new light about the world
14 January 2013 | by kin-7See all my reviews

I am not really sure why this movie is only rated at 3.9 over 10 points right now, but to myself, this movie opens up new light about what the country wants, may not be for the particular good of the people, but for sure, it will be for the good of the country itself.

And this applies for the king, the emperor, the ruler, or the people at power, or the companies at power, or the companies that make a lot of money and thus can be powerful (think junk food companies, for example).

So this movie does open up new lights for me, to be not so gullible.

The part about the guy hoping to have a small peaceful community, that seems familiar, although I can't recall at the moment which other movie has this. But I certain don't feel it is copy-cat, but is quite original and occurs naturally in the movie.

I would say, don't be swayed by the low score of the movie, but still give it a try and see for yourself.


14 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed