Titel: 血滴子 The Guillotines (藍光BD) (Bluray Disc) - 血滴子 The Guillotines (藍光BD)
Medium: 1 Bluray Disc
Director: 刘伟强 Andrew Lau
Cast: 余文樂 | 黃曉明 | 阮經天 | 李宇春 | 井柏然 | 金 士傑) | 文 章 | 王羽) | 關曉彤 | 王珞丹 | 郭鵬 | 李夢 | 周一圍 | 蒲巴甲 | 高天 Shawn Yue | Huang Xiao Ming | Ethan Ruan | Chris Lee | Jing Bo Ran | King Shih Chieh | Wen Zhang | Jimmy Wang | Guan Xiao Tong | Wang Luo Dan | Guo Peng | Li Meng | Zhou Yi Wei | Pu Ba Jia | Gao Tian
Language: chinese (mandarin)
Subtitles: Chinese, English
Region code: Bluray Region A
The Guillotines is a 2012 Chinese-Hong Kong wuxia film directed by Andrew Lau, starring Huang Xiaoming, Ethan Juan, Shawn Yue, Li Yuchun and Jing Boran.
During the Manchu-ruled Qing Dynasty, the Yongzheng Emperor established a secret assassination squad known as the 'Guillotines' to eliminate all who opposed him. Once heavily favoured by the emperor, the Guillotines are deemed expendable once the Qianlong Emperor ascends to the throne and adopts Western ideas and technology. To consolidate his power under a new regime, the Qianlong 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: Musen, Houjia Shisan, Chen Tai, Hutu and Buka. Serving the Qing court unquestioningly, they have never failed in 348 missions to eliminate their targets. However, their success has made them arrogant and complacent.
Their next mission is to eliminate Tianlang (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 is scheduled for execution the following morning however, his gang of rebels ambushes the Guillotines and Green Army allowing Wolf to escape. In the chaos of fighting, Wolf takes Musen (the only female member of the Guillotines) 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 Qianlong Emperor has sent his most trusted agent Haidu 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.