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Master of the Flying Guillotine

This inventive, kinetic (and frequently hilarious) fight-fest was an unqualified hit back in the kung-fu-crazed era of the late 1970s. Writer-director-star Jimmy Wang Yu (who appeared in more than 70 martial arts epics) combined kung fu fisticuffs with bizarre characters (like the Indian yoga master who can stretch his arms to infinite lengths) to create a memorable action fantasy. Yu stars as a one-armed boxer stalked by a vengeful hermit with the titular device, one of the coolest martial arts weapons ever imagined. Trust us: This newly restored 35mm print is decaptivating! In Mandarin with English subtitles. 93 minutes