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

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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Is Chinese cinema jumping aboard the "reboot" wagon these days?

lewinston on May 12, 2013


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.

Tey on May 12, 2013


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.

Ehsan Davodi on May 12, 2013


The Grandmaster will not disappoint. Honestly one of the top 3 movies I've seen so far this year. Beautifully made.

songmeesay on May 12, 2013


I'm not sure if that was just a bad edit or it looked bad, might check it oot one day maybe.

Carpola on May 12, 2013


Misleading trailer. The movie barely has action but focuses more on chatacter development. More of a drama movie than anything.

songmeesay on May 12, 2013


Wow can you say remake of "The Flying Guillotine"?

Mike "Obi" on May 15, 2013

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