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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.

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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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Action | Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The export trailer for the film uses Ennio Morricone's music cue "The People Revolt", from the film The Battle of Algiers (1966). 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

Liu Ti Lung, The One-Armed Boxer: If you have patience, you can learn to do all things
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Alternate Versions

For its UK cinema release BBFC cuts were made to remove closeups of groin kicks and eye gougings, and to remove all footage of sectioned chain staff. Video and DVD releases feature a shorter print which omits around 12 minutes of footage. See more »

Connections

References The Flying Guillotine (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Rubycon, Part I
(The One-Armed Boxer's theme)
Performed by Tangerine Dream
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immortal combat
26 October 2003 | by PIST-OFFSee all my reviews

once again another awesome movie from a genre that can do no wrong. The chpo socky samurai and ninja movie of the late 60's to the early 80's where a genre of movies that never were big on substance but they more than made up for it with an overabundence of style. Here we have a colorful cast of token good and bad guys each with some unique charecter aspect that allows them to stand out. I'm sure that in the early nineties when the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter games where coming out the makers had had some of this movie's charecters in mind. Most notably the future street fighter charecter who is Indian and can stretch his limbs way out of proportion. The movie moves along through some really wonderful fight sequences with the usual array of weird weapons and fighting techniques. Thank god Quentin Tarantino has done enough name dropping to single handedly bring this genre back to life. For most of the eighties and early nineties finding these movies was next to impossible. Now their occasionaly even on cable. Way to go.


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