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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

Writers:

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 ... Magohei '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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Storyline

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 »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami: A woman ghost? Interesting. Take me there.
Onibi: To see the ghost? Please, don't make us go back.
Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami: What did she look like?
Onibi: Her face was like...
Mamushi: Yeah, her face...
Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami: I want to make love to a ghost once.
Mamushi: To a ghost?
Onibi: Are you serious?
Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami: A man would like it once.
Onibi: Do you mean it?
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I want to make love to a ghost once.
28 September 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Shintarô Katsu, who played the blind swordsman "Zatoichi" in a total of 27 movies, ends the Hanzo trilogy with this excellent film in which he gets to make love to a ghost, Mako Midori (Blind Beast).

The big stick, used often in the pursuit of justice, is retired forever.

Katsu was his usual impudent self as he pursued those who would steal from the treasury to lend at usurious amounts to those who could not afford to pay.

The usual amazing swordplay and skill of the big guy was present, along with the blood.

I'm going to miss him.


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