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Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)

Goyôkiba (original title)
Hanzo Itami is an incorruptible Edo officer who learns that an infamous killer has fled from his island prison. Hanzo begins tracking him down using his unorthodox interrogation techniques.

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Keizô Kanie
Yûji Hamada
Renji Ishibashi
Teruo Matsuyama
Jûkei Fujioka
Jun Katsumura
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Hanzo is an incorruptible and unorthodox officer in Edo, as famous for his self-discipline and his love shaft as his sword. Against the backdrop of his magistrate's occasional rounding up of vagrants, Hanzo learns that an infamous killer is no longer on his island prison: did he escape or was he never there? Hanzo's investigation leads him to the magistrate's mistress, the killer's former lover. Hanzo pursues political questions that suggest complicity at the highest levels. Using sexual assault, he interrogates the mistress and later the favorite of Edo's most powerful woman. Can he get to the bottom of what's going on before powerful forces get him fired or killed? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Shocking and delightful
8 June 1999 | by (Richmond, VA) – See all my reviews

This is the first 1970's ultra gory Japanese samurai movie I have seen, and I must say I consider myself a fan. (Although I have only see one other). There are some especially violent scenes, lots of fake blood, lots of sex, and a funky soundtrack. Interesting sexual activity too, maybe be offensive. There is also lots of comedy in this picture, mostly about Hanzo's penis. This film will shock you, and make you laugh with disbelief, but you will ultimately be amazed


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