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The Flying Guillotine

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The Flying Guillotine (1975)

111 min - Action, Foreign - 18 February 1975
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The Emperor's armies have developed a new weapon: a thrown blade that can remove someone's head from long distance. As the paranoid Emperor begins decapitating anyone he fears might be a threat, his guard Mau Tang becomes disillusioned with the excesses of his master. He leaves his post and takes up the quiet life of farming and raising a family. Eventually, though, his past catches up with him, and he must find a way to fight the flying guillotine if he is to save his head.

Director:  Ho Meng-Hua
Writers:  Ni Kuang

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The Emperor's armies have developed a new weapon: a thrown blade that can remove someone's head from long distance. As the paranoid Emperor begins decapitating anyone he fears might be a threat, his guard Mau Tang becomes disillusioned with the excesses of his master. He leaves his post and takes up the quiet life of farming and raising a family. Eventually, though, his past catches up with him, and he must find a way to fight the flying guillotine if he is to save his head.


Collections: Ho Meng-Hua

Genres: Action, Foreign

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  18 February 1975

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 51 min

The Emperor’s armies have developed a new weapon: a thrown blade that can remove someone’s head from long distance.