Master of the Flying Guillotine
Master of the Flying Guillotine (1975)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1975
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

For old-fashioned raw energy, it's tough to beat.

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

With its nonstop flurry of fighting, ersatz bloodletting and incidental hilarity, this remains [Yu's] signature work.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

One of the greatest (and weirdest) Chinese martial arts movies of the 1970s

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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

Once you find the groove of this delectable cheese fest, you'll realize how influential Guillotine has been.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A gem of its genre.

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Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

A Chinese martial-arts master defends himself with the wackiest weapon ever, East or West, giving new meaning to the term "head shot."

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Nick Rutigliano
Village Voice

Snags the viewer's attention by lacing its martial-arts high jinks with a compelling weirdness.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

A staple of Kung Fu television.

Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Will there be a ridiculously entertaining orgy of punching and kicking and wonderfully bad dubbing? Lord, yes.

Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Baddest old guy in a kung fu flick ever. Baddest weapon ever created. Indian guy that stretches his arms....i could go on and on.
Daniel Dolgin
Well it is a bit to bizarre with someone getting choked out with hair and extending arms but it was still pretty badass. The final fight scene was between an… More
Ken Stachnik
I feel like I've just been let it on a secret. One of the coolest, purest and craziest kung fu films ever made. The flying Guillotine is one of the most… More
Lesley N
Old school kung fu fun (& a Tarantino & Samuel L Jackson favourite) as the one armed goody fights a variety of quirky baddies. Apparently there's a… More
Steve K
Such fun!
shane haley
This is a really masterfully done movie for the era. The soundtrack and background music is amazing and really adds to the film. The fight scenes are superb and… More