FLYING GUILLOTINE (1974) November 29, 2011 Dragon Dynasty

Flying Guillotine (1974): The Shaw Brothers Classic Collection
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Flying Guillotine: The film that started it all! Hong Kong kung fu cinema is filled with all types of inventive weaponry, but few are as original, iconic or over-the-top as THE FLYING GUILLOTINE, and this was the first film to use it. The corrupt Emperor wants to dispatch of subordinates who dare disagree with his evil rule. Unable to publicly execute popular and decent officials, he commissions a new deadly weapon to clandestinely carry out these killings. Enter the Flying Guillotine and the elite squad trained to use the new, seemingly invincible weapon.


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Watch THE FLYING GUILLOTINE for free on Amazon Prime

posted Jan 5, 2013, 8:27 PM by Vu Nguyen [ updated Jan 6, 2013, 10:23 AM ]

The Shaw Brothers Classic Collection
(Nov 29, 2011)
UPDATE: I am told this is a "VHS-English Dub quality. Pan and scan copping."

I don't know how they have the rights to stream/allow downloads of THE FLYING GUILLOTINE - but is streaming it for free if you are a Prime member. I don't have Prime, but judging from the cover artwork listing "Desert Island Films", it might be a poorly VHS-quality and not the re-mastered Celestial Pictures print.  If you have Prime, let me know about the quality.  Someone at Dragon Dynasty should be notified, especially because they probably paid a large sum of money to get rights to distribute the movie in the U.S.A.

The Flying Guillotine
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.

Starring: Kuan Chen
Directed by: Meng Ho
Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes
Studio: Shaw Brothers