Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)

AKA One Armed Boxer 2

Master of the Flying Guillotine

Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976) or the One Armed Boxer 2 is a 1976 Taiwanese / Hong Kong martial arts film starring Jimmy Wang Yu, who also wrote and directed the film. It is a sequel to Wang’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.

Master of the Flying Guillotine concerns Wang’s one-armed martial arts master being stalked by an Imperial assassin, the master of two fighters (the Tibetan Lamas) who were killed in the previous film. When the One-Armed Boxer is invited to attend a martial arts tournament, his efforts to lay low are unsuccessful, and the assassin soon tracks him down with the help of his three subordinates competing in the tournament: a Thai boxer, a yoga master, and a kobojutsu user. The title refers to the assassin’s weapon, the “Flying guillotine” which resembles a hat with a bladed rim attached to a long chain. Upon enveloping one’s head, the blades cleanly decapitate the victim with a quick pull of the chain.

Director: Jimmy Wang Yu
Writer: Jimmy Wang Yu
Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Tien Wu Chu, Kang Chin