The Guillotines Poster

Release Date: June 14th, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 13th, 2013

R|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
During the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yon Zheng sends a squad of blade-wielding assassins after his enemies, the Herders.

Cast: Huang Xiaoming, Ethan Juan, Shawn Yu Man-Lok, Yuchun Li, Jimmy Wang, Zhang Wen, Boran Jing, King Shih Chieh

Director: Andrew Wai-Keung

Genres: Martial arts, Historical drama, Action

Production Co: Media Asia Films Ltd. [hk], We Pictures, Stellar Mega Films

Distributors: Well Go USA

Ratings & Reviews

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  • All the solemnity is deadly: Not one of these superhuman gang members registers in memory, and you feel stiffed on gory giggles. Talk about having your chain yanked. show more

  • Despite the multitude of cinematic tricks the prolific Andrew Lau has up his sleeve, the film is a disappointingly rote entry in the wuxia pantheon. show more

  • It’s doubtful that Scorsese will redo this new Lau thriller, which is OK because the Chinese original is all fans need. show more

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