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Razor 3: Who's Got the Gold? (1974)
"Goyôkiba: Oni no Hanzô yawahada koban" (original title)

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Follow the money. In a time of economic disaster for wage earners, Hanzo discovers a conspiracy among high officials to "borrow" gold from the shogunate's treasury and loan it out to the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Shintarô Katsu ...
Kô Nishimura ...
Mako Midori ...
Yumi
Mikio Narita ...
Bansaku Tonami
Asao Koike ...
Ishiyama
Etsushi Takahashi ...
Sugino
Daigo Kusano ...
Onibi
Keizô Kanie ...
Mamushi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aoi Nakajima ...
Kato's wife
Hiroshi Nawa ...
Hotta
Kei'ichi Noda
Rokko Toura ...
Kato
Michiko Tsukasa ...
Wife
Akira Yamauchi ...
Takei
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Follow the money. In a time of economic disaster for wage earners, Hanzo discovers a conspiracy among high officials to "borrow" gold from the shogunate's treasury and loan it out to the destitute, including impecunious samurai - exacting either interest payments or family heirlooms from the debtors. Along the way, Hanzo extracts a confession from a ghost using his assaulting methods, foils thieves, connects with Heisuke Takei a friend from his youth, offers protection to a forward-thinking physician Genan Sugino who has defamed his ruler, discovers a pleasure ring of young wives and a blind music teacher, and cuckolds a corrupt official under his very nose. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold?  »

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Goofs

In the shot with a bamboo spear filled with gold pieces flying into the pond, the flight the spear takes is impossible, as the weight of the gold would have flipped it over. See more »

Quotes

Onibi: You think he's losing his mind? A ghost has no legs. How can he make love to one?
Mamushi: She'll grow legs after seeing that giant tool of his.
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Follows Razor 2: The Snare (1973) See more »

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Brain pollution
24 July 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Shintarô Katsu gained tons of fame playing the wonderful character, Zatoichi. The Zatoichi films had a weird and unbelievable concept--a blind guy is the greatest swordsman in Japan and spends each movie righting wrongs and exacting retribution on evil doers. He's a heck of a nice guy and the films are exciting and addictive (I've actually seen every movie). It is because of this I saw this final installment of the Hanzo the Razor series, as I assumed it would be very similar....and boy was I wrong! It turns out that the Hanzo films are extremely sexual in nature and they also promote the rape of "women who deserve it". You see, Hanzo is a policeman from the Meiji period and he regularly takes evil women into custody and interrogates them by violently raping them with his "penis of steel". How he made his member so strong is something you have to see to believe, but it certainly is NOT for the squeamish.

Overall, I just can't recommend anyone sees these violent and misogynistic films. However, from looking at the other reviews, I can see that they are still very popular...and that is pretty scary. Despite some decent acting and amazing fight scenes, the films just are like brain pollution--and I'd hate to imagine how the films might have contributed to violence towards women.


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