The Master of the Flying Guillotine

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Posted On: May 4, 2011
Posted In: Action Movies, All Movies, Kung Fu Movie Reviews, Kung Fu Movies, Martial Arts Movies, Shaolin Kung Fu
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Master of the Flying Guillotine’ is a sequel to the film the One Armed Boxer. It is very rare that a sequel exceeds it’s counterpart, but ‘Flying Guillotine’ is a clear exception as this is one of the greatest martial arts movies from the post-Bruce Lee era 1970’s Hong Kong.

This is the story of a murder crazed maniac who is obsessed with vengeance for the loss of a loved one at the hands of a one-armed man. His plan is simple: kill every one-armed man in China by use of a guillotine attached to the end of a rope.

He meets his match at the hands of the movie’s director and star Jimmy Wang Yu who reprises his role from the “One Armed Boxer’. Before these two screaming, screeching antagonists meet at the climax in a fight that lasts about 45 minutes we are treated to an amazing tournament sequence where each contestant is more bizarre than the one before and includes a Hindu who can stretch his arms out yards like Plastic Man from the Fantastic Four.

This is one violent, blood and guts kung fu movie. If you are any sort of self respecting martial arts fan, you need to see this great classic!