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Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold? (1974)

Goyôkiba: Oni no Hanzô yawahada koban (original title)
Not Rated | | Action | 9 February 1974 (Japan)
After extracting information by raping a ghost, Hanzo uncovers a plot among high officials to steal the shogunate's gold and loan it out to the poor.

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Yoshio Inoue

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Takeshi Kanda (story), Kazuo Koike (comic) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Shintarô Katsu ... Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami
Kô Nishimura Kô Nishimura ... Magobei 'Snake' Ohnishi
Mako Midori Mako Midori ... Yumi
Mikio Narita Mikio Narita ... Bansaku Tonami
Asao Koike Asao Koike ... Ishiyama
Etsushi Takahashi Etsushi Takahashi ... Sugino
Daigo Kusano Daigo Kusano ... Onibi
Keizô Kanie Keizô Kanie ... Mamushi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aoi Nakajima Aoi Nakajima ... Kato's wife
Hiroshi Nawa Hiroshi Nawa ... Hotta
Kei'ichi Noda Kei'ichi Noda
Rokkô Toura Rokkô Toura ... Kato
Michiko Tsukasa Michiko Tsukasa ... Wife
Akira Yamauchi 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 February 1974 (Japan) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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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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Who's Got The Gold is 15 carat Hanzo (whereas Sword of Justice was 18 carat, and The Snare was 20 carat).
8 January 2010 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

As much as I have enjoyed the Hanzo the Razor movies, three is definitely enough: 'Who's Got The Gold?', the final adventure for the Japanese lawman with the impressive package, is a fairly enjoyable piece of Pinku cinema, but offers little new in terms of ideas whilst taking a big step backwards as far as outrageousness is concerned.

The film opens with the appearance of a female ghost, and looks as though it is going to explore supernatural territory, something which might have taken the series in an interesting new direction; unfortunately, after the spook turns out to be nothing but a Scooby Doo-style ruse (cooked up by a corrupt treasury official keen to keep people away from the lake where he is hiding stolen gold), director Yoshio Inoue is content to recycle familiar elements from the first two films, the result being a rather stale affair.

Once again, Hanzo heads an investigation that requires him to interrogate women through the use of his mighty penis, slice up his enemies, and abuse his superiors. On the way, we get wild orgies, good-natured rape (Hanzo forces himself on women who wind up appreciating his willfulness), and bloody sword-fights.

If you've already seen and appreciated the first two films, you might as well watch this instalment to complete the set, but be warned, this is probably the least satisfying one of them all.

6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for IMDb.


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