Director Andrew Lau’s The Guillotines Set for Release This December

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You may have already heard about this from one of the other websites dedicated to martial arts cinema, but I think it’s worth covering nonetheless. The troubled yet highly-anticipated kung fu epic “The Guillotines” is finally set for release this December, a month that’s already stuffed with all sorts of martial arts-oriented goodness. Of course, I’m not complaining; I’ll take as much of this stuff as the Chinese movie industry can muster. Bring it on, I say!

This synopsis should properly explain what’s going on:

Arguably history’s first SWAT team, this covert assassination squad of the emperor was composed of young street thugs who had been killing for food and survival since they were kids. Trained to use the Flying Guillotines, the deadliest weapon ever invented, they competed with one another to be the best killer. Merciless and arrogant, they live life in the fast lane, until one day it was revealed they’ve been killing the wrong people for the wrong side. As they were ambushed by another team of killers, and the hunters became the hunted, they were forced to kill for their survival again or faced imminent annihilation.

Well Go USA recently snapped up North American distribution rights, which means fans in the United States will get a chance to see the film sooner rather than later. Theoretically speaking, anyway. Andrew Lau’s “The Guillotines”, which stars Huang Xiaoming, Ethan Juan, Shawn Yue, Li Yuchun, and Boran Jing, opens in China on December 20th, 2012.

Via : 24 Frames Per Second

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.