Master of the Flying Guillotine
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When the Manchu dynasty employs the Master of the Flying Guillotine (Kam Kong) in hopes of quelling the resistance stirring within than Han people (their dynasty had recently been overtaken) the Master accepts, oblivious to the challenges that could impede him. Before long, a fighting tournament is announced, and the participants include the One Armed Boxer, who was responsible for killing two of the Master's disciples. The Master is certain he can down his newfound opponent by means of the Flying Guillotine (which entails hurling through the air at such a velocity that the victim is… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For old-fashioned raw energy, it's tough to beat."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"With its nonstop flurry of fighting, ersatz bloodletting and incidental hilarity, this remains [Yu's] signature work."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"One of the greatest (and weirdest) Chinese martial arts movies of the 1970s"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"A film that depends more on its imagination than on its special effects, and more on wide, clear action scenes than the choppy, shaky brand, making it entirely unique in this summer's crop of entertainment."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Those sufficiently attuned to appreciate its magic and majesty, Jimmy Wang Yu's restored masterpiece may very well be the archival discovery of the decade."
‑ Wade Major, Boxoffice Magazine
"Once you find the groove of this delectable cheese fest, you'll realize how influential Guillotine has been."
‑ Elvis Mitchell, New York Times
"A gem of its genre."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A Chinese martial-arts master defends himself with the wackiest weapon ever, East or West, giving new meaning to the term "head shot.""
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
"It stands as the pinnacle of 1970s martial arts films."
‑ Max Messier,
"One of the preeminent examples of 1970s kung fu pulp."
‑ George Wu,
"Snags the viewer's attention by lacing its martial-arts high jinks with a compelling weirdness."
‑ Nick Rutigliano, Village Voice
"A staple of Kung Fu television."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Will there be a ridiculously entertaining orgy of punching and kicking and wonderfully bad dubbing? Lord, yes."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"In the title sequence alone, you feel you may just see one of the greatest kung fu films ever made."
‑ Kim Morgan, Oregonian
"It's raw and it's dusty, just as a good martial arts movie should be."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
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