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Indie Trailer Sunday: Andrew Lau's 'The Guillotines' Action Movie

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May 12, 2013
Source: Apple

The Guillotines

Fear - the ultimate weapon. Today's indie trailer is from Well Go USA for the US release of Andrew Lau's The Guillotines, a martial arts action-adventure out of China about a secret brotherhood of elite assassins known as The Guillotines. When I first heard that title I wasn't expecting to see anything that great, but I'm impressed. It plays on the concept of old school swords vs. new school firearms in a stylish way, and looks like it will have some incredible fights. The cast includes Shawn Yue, Xiaoming Huang, Zhang Wen and Yuchun Li. The circular flying swords are a little gimmicky, but I'm curious to check this out. Enjoy!

Watch the official US release trailer for Andrew Lau's The Guillotines, in high def from Apple:

A secret brotherhood of assassins—The Guillotines, once favored by the Emperor, are now a force of terror and oppression under a new regime. Exiled to a remote village and hunted by a squad of fighters with firearms that challenge their steel, The Guillotines must now outwit and outfight enemies from both sides.

The Guillotines is directed by veteran Hong Kong cinematographer & filmmaker Andrew Lau, of many films including The Storm Riders, Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen and the Infernal Affairs trilogy (which was the basis of The Departed). The screenplay was written by Oi Wah Lam, Yuet-Jan Hui & Ka-Kei Chit. Well Go USA will be releasing The Guillotines in limited US theaters June 14th, plus VOD May 14th.

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  • lewinston
    Is Chinese cinema jumping aboard the "reboot" wagon these days?
  • Tey
    Looks shit! I have no idea why Chinese films insist on using crappy CGI! Why can't they use more practical effects?! I'm sorry, after watching Star Trek into Darkness, I am very particular about my special effects already.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    I think Chinese Cinema doesnt any impressive work these days and thats too bad for me. I admire HK and even JAP movies much more. The Flowers of War was not bad but too political and mottoic. I am waiting so long for The Grandmaster. I wish Wong Kar Wai doesnt dispoint me.
    • songmeesay
      The Grandmaster will not disappoint. Honestly one of the top 3 movies I've seen so far this year. Beautifully made.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    I'm not sure if that was just a bad edit or it looked bad, might check it oot one day maybe.
  • songmeesay
    Misleading trailer. The movie barely has action but focuses more on chatacter development. More of a drama movie than anything.
  • Mike "Obi"
    Wow can you say remake of "The Flying Guillotine"?

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