History Film / MasterOfTheFlyingGuillotine

11th Feb '16 8:46:54 AM FuzzyBoots
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* DawsonCasting: As with many martial arts flicks, the old master is played by a much younger actor.



* FountainOfExpies: Several characters actually went on to be {{Expy}}s in other martial arts movies. Some of them got [[{{Expy}} expied]] into {{Fighting Game}}s making this a very influential film.
5th Jul '15 1:12:10 PM CaptainCrawdad
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This film is a 1975 Taiwanese / Hong Kong martial arts film starring Jimmy Wang Yu, who also wrote and directed the film. It is a sequel to Yu's 1971 film One Armed Boxer, and thus the film is also known as One-Armed Boxer 2 and The One Armed Boxer Vs. the Flying Guillotine.

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This film is a 1975 Taiwanese / Hong Kong martial arts film starring Jimmy Wang Yu, who also wrote and directed the film. It is a sequel to Yu's 1971 film One Armed Boxer, ''Film/OneArmedBoxer'', and thus the film is also known as One-Armed ''One-Armed Boxer 2 2'' and The ''The One Armed Boxer Vs. the Flying Guillotine.
Guillotine''.



* AntagonistTitle: The ''Master of the Flying Guillotine'' title refers to the villain.



* UnderdogsNeverLose

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* UnderdogsNeverLoseUnderdogsNeverLose
5th Jul '15 1:07:20 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** ...kinda? There's no ''proof'' that it existed, but this is hardly the first film to come up with the idea and it dates back to some really old Chinese folklore, so it may not be as fictitious as it seems.
10th Feb '15 8:07:30 PM astrakhan42
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* BigOlEyebrows: Fu Sheng has ridiculously long fake eyebrows.
5th Jun '14 1:42:04 AM WickedIcon
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Added DiffLines:

* {{Brownface}}: La Seng, the Indian, is played by a Chinese man. The effect they use to try and pull it off is [[SpecialEffectsFailure hilariously awful.]]
11th May '14 1:12:53 PM WickedIcon
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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Most of the film's soundtrack is made up of {{Krautrock}} songs, by Music/{{Neu}}, Music/TangerineDream and Music/{{Kraftwerk}} in particular. This later caused rights issues when it was released as a DVD, and in the West its entire soundtrack had to be replaced with a new score.

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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Most of the film's soundtrack is made up of {{Krautrock}} songs, by Music/{{Neu}}, Music/TangerineDream and Music/{{Kraftwerk}} in particular. This later caused rights issues when it was released as a DVD, and in the West Japan its entire soundtrack had to be replaced with a new score.



* RuleOfCool: The flying guillotine is obviously a ficticious weapon, but it's cool.

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* RuleOfCool: The flying guillotine is obviously a ficticious fictitious weapon, but it's cool.cool.
** ...kinda? There's no ''proof'' that it existed, but this is hardly the first film to come up with the idea and it dates back to some really old Chinese folklore, so it may not be as fictitious as it seems.
28th Jan '14 2:52:52 AM m8e
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Master of the Flying Guillotine is considered a classic martial arts movie and has influenced many films of the genre that followed. It enjoyed a recent surge of popularity when ''KillBill'' referenced the villain's {{leitmotif}}, an excerpt of the song "Super 16" by Music/{{Neu}}.

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Master of the Flying Guillotine is considered a classic martial arts movie and has influenced many films of the genre that followed. It enjoyed a recent surge of popularity when ''KillBill'' ''Film/KillBill'' referenced the villain's {{leitmotif}}, an excerpt of the song "Super 16" by Music/{{Neu}}.
17th Jan '14 11:18:43 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ShoutOut: The bum who kills seven flies with one blow, then makes a belt about it and passes his feat off as killing seven ''people'' with one blow, is taken from the European fables of JackTheGiantKiller and TheBraveLittleTailor.

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* ShoutOut: The bum who kills seven flies with one blow, then makes a belt about it and passes his feat off as killing seven ''people'' with one blow, is taken from the European fables of JackTheGiantKiller Literature/JackTheGiantKiller and TheBraveLittleTailor.Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor.
17th Jan '14 11:17:17 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ShoutOut: The bum who kills seven flies with one blow, then makes a belt about it and passes his feat off as killing seven ''people'' with one blow, is taken from the European fables of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_the_Giant_Killer Jack the Giant Killer]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Valiant_Little_Tailor The Valiant Little Tailor]].

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* ShoutOut: The bum who kills seven flies with one blow, then makes a belt about it and passes his feat off as killing seven ''people'' with one blow, is taken from the European fables of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_the_Giant_Killer Jack the Giant Killer]] JackTheGiantKiller and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Valiant_Little_Tailor The Valiant Little Tailor]].TheBraveLittleTailor.
14th Oct '13 11:51:40 PM Pyrite
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* TournamentArc: A martial arts tournament is where all the characters meet. A bunch of different styles are showcased, a good number of fatalities occur, and once Fung Shen Wu Chi kills another one-armed fighter, then the guy running it, it's mostly forgottn about.

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* TournamentArc: A martial arts tournament is where all the characters meet. A bunch of different styles are showcased, a good number of fatalities occur, and once Fung Shen Wu Chi kills another one-armed fighter, then the guy running it, it's mostly forgottn forgotten about.
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