THE FLYING GUILLOTINE (huet duk ji; xie di zi) (1975 HONG KONG) D: HO MENG HUA W: I. KUANG P: RUNME SHAW
A Manchu Emperor requests a new weapon be designed for killing traitors. The flying guillotine is invented and a group of young men are trained as assassins. The weapon is like a metal hat attached to a chain. It is thrown onto the victims head, the chain is pulled and metal blades slice off the head, and pulled off with a good yank. Chen Kuan Tai stars in the original flying guillotine movie, which is well worth a look. With Ku Feng, Wai Wang, Wong Yu, Norman Chu, Lee Sau Kei, Shum Lo, Lee Pang Fei, Wang Han Chen and Cheung Chok Chow. There was a sequel, and many rip-offs.

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