Second Trailer for The Guillotines is Here

The pre-release hype machine is starting up for The Guillotines.  A longer trailer has come out with English sub-titles.  No heads roll, but there is a little extra treat in this trailer – the actual flying guillotine in action!

During the Manchurian-ruled Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yong Zheng established a secret assassination squad known as the Guillotines to eliminate all who opposed him. Once heavily favored by the Emperor, the Guillotines are deemed expendable once Emperor Qian Long ascends to the throne and adopts Western ideas and technology. To consolidate his power under a new regime, the Emperor continues to use the Guillotines to persecute the conquered Han Chinese in a reign of terror and oppression.

Led by master fighter Leng, the top ranked guillotine squad consists of five young warriors: Mu, San, Tai, Hutu and Buka. Serving the Qing Court unquestioningly, they have never failed in 348 missions to eliminate their targets. But their success has made them arrogant and complacent.

Their next mission is to eliminate Wolf and his Shepherd gang. During the operation, the squad manages to trap Wolf. Just as they are about to execute him, the squad commander orders that he be captured alive. He secretly plans to use Wolf as a pawn in his bid for power. Wolf’s gang of rebels ambushes the Guillotines in their moment of hesitation. Wolf escapes, taking Mu hostage.

With reports that Wolf has fled to the outer frontiers, the squad tracks him to a remote village outpost. On the other hand, the Emperor has sent his most trusted agent Du for the same mission and most importantly, to end the era of the Guillotines by replacing cold weapons with firearms. If only they make one false move, they will become the hunted. Facing annihilation, Leng and his Guillotines must outfight and outwit enemies from both sides.

Starring Huang Xiaoming, Ethan Juan, Shawn Yue, Li Yuchun, and Boran Jing. Hong Kong gets it first later this year on December 20th, 2012.

Via : twitchfilm



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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    This looks ridiculously good…

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      It really does look good. There is some major potential here. Aesthetically and artistically, it’s all there. If the story holds up as well, this could be a classic.

      Andrew Lau has it in him to put out good stuff. Let’s hope it lives up to its full potential.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

        I hope it’s better than The Four. I’m still trying to get through that one…

        • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

          LOL. I don’t think it will have to work that hard to be better than The Four. I gave up on The Four. Thats why i never wrote a review. There’s still the last 30mins that I have not been able to bring myself to sit through because it’s a snore-fest.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

            You got farther than I did.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    You got farther than I did.

  • lazyphoton

    Here is the mobile game based on the movie:
    http://netvg.visionglobale.com/interactif/guil/guillotines.html

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      can’t believe they knocked out a mobile game for this movie.