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The Peter Chan Ho Sun produced, Teddy Chan Tak Sum directed and the BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (SUP YUET WAI SING) team created new film FLYING GUILLOTINES (HUET DIK JI) made its first appearance at the Berlin Film Festival. FLYING GUILLOTINES was an end of Qing Dynasty/early Republic hidden weapon, the name of which sent chills down people's spines in the novels. In the 70s Shaw already made two films on the subject.
Chan Ho Sun and Chan Tak Sun team up again after BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS. According to the martial art film Chan Tak Sum revealed that the FLYING GUILLOTINES design would be "the most intimidating hidden weapon in Chinese film history". From the structure, FLYING GUILLOTINES indeed somewhat resembled BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS as it would be about a group of a young SWAT team that fought for justice and their beliefs. Ethan Juan (Yuen Siu Tin) caught both Chan Ho Sun and Chan Tak Sum's eyes. Siu Tin for this film turned down movies with Tsui Hark and Stephen Chow Sing Chi in order to fully prepare. In addition, Huang Xiaoming who Chan Ho Sun called "the face of Asia" could not make BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS due to scheduling conflict finally was able to work with two famous directors, which was also a wish come true.