13 December 2013 | wandering-star
Keep your head in this one...
A paranoid emperor has 12 assassins trained in the use of a new weapon - the flying guillotine, which can take a guy's head off at 100 paces. The weapon is pretty cheesy actually, but in a good way if you like these old Shaw Bros flicks.
The main appeal of this film is that it is plot driven with a good story line, touching on concepts of morality and when to question loyalty.
However, the kung fu is a bit sparse and we don't really see much martial arts until probably 40 minutes in.
Worth watching though, better plot than most of these 70's kung fu flicks even if it isn't exactly packed with kung fu action.