The Flying Guillotine

  • 1975
  • Movie
  • R
  • Action, Martial Arts

Teng (Chen Kaun-tai) is a bodyguard for a Chinese emperor. When he is mistakenly accused of a crime, he is forced to flee for his life. The emperor's men track him down, but Teng manages to escape. This is a fine example of a kung fu film done without the camp qualities that usually permeate such fare. The direction holds tension well, maintaining suspense...read more

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Teng (Chen Kaun-tai) is a bodyguard for a Chinese emperor. When he is mistakenly accused of a crime, he is forced to flee for his life. The emperor's men track him down, but Teng manages to escape. This is a fine example of a kung fu film done without the camp qualities that usually permeate such fare. The direction holds tension well, maintaining suspense down to the final moments. The photography is also a cut above most kung fu films, with good performances by the cast; the result is an exciting adventure tale.

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  • Released: 1975
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Teng (Chen Kaun-tai) is a bodyguard for a Chinese emperor. When he is mistakenly accused of a crime, he is forced to flee for his life. The emperor's men track him down, but Teng manages to escape. This is a fine example of a kung fu film done without the… (more)

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